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Softball games have been played every Sunday during the months of July and August. Photo Courtesy of Soulful Softball Sundays.

Locals play softball with soulful purpose

The Richmond City Council on Tuesday night officially recognized Soulful Softball Sundays, a community-run summer recreation program, as a success that has helped build community and provide a safe space for adults and children alike.
Mayor Gayle McLauglin posed with the men of Men and Women of Purpose. Left to right: James Walker, Douglas McKoy, Ivory Mitchell, Willie Hicks, Frank Hancock, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, Rick Fortenberry, Eddie Morris, Antoine Cloird and Fred Johnson. (Photo by: Sukey Lewis)

Community organization receives funding for prisoner mentorship program

Men and Women of Purpose hosted an open house last Tuesday evening to honor community leaders who have helped it obtain funding and support.
Richmond residents from anti-violence groups in the city came out to Tuesday night's meeting in support of an agenda item to direct city staff to research what, if anything, can be done by the city to strengthen gun control laws. (Photo by: Jennifer Baires)

At heated meeting, council discusses gun control, mural approval

In a contentious meeting Tuesday night, the city council took on gun control and support for a program that works to curtail violence in Richmond after a deadly week that ended with three dead in...
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Men and Women of Purpose draw Richmond leaders to open house event

More than 120 people crowded into the parking lot of the Neighborhood House of North Richmond around noon Friday for music and food. They also learned more about the Men and Women of Purpose, the...
Some of the professionals involved in Men and Women of Purpose pose outside of City Hall after a meeting with City Manager Bill Lindsay. (photo courtesty of: Antwon Cloird)

Group plans to offer services to youth, locals in crisis

A new alternative, social service program called Men and Women of purpose hopes to set up in Richmond. Led by Antwon Cloird, the group includes former felons, drug addicts and others who have overcome difficult...