Nearly 20 years later, Melissa Brown has completed her bachelor’s degree, owns her home in Fredericksburg and has been in recovery for well over a decade. She works for a large addiction treatment program in Virginia, coordinating events at facilities across the state. But under Virginia law, her past conviction makes it impossible for her to work directly with patients.
About 32% of Virginia community college students struggled to pay for food and 42% struggled to pay for housing this fall, according to a new survey of nearly 11,000 students released earlier this month.
Leaders from 1890 land-grant colleges told the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday how a fresh infusion of scholarship funding provided by Congress has helped those historically Black institutions educate and train the next generation of agriculture workers.
This Saturday will be the second time Virginia has observed Juneteenth, and the first time celebrating it as a permanent holiday since Gov. Northam announced his intention to make Juneteenth a state-wide holiday last June.