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Richmond’s ‘griot’ Donté Clark speaks out against law enforcement’s use of gang enhancements

"Clark is an actor, musician, and self-described “griot,” a name for an ancient West African storyteller and poet. For the past year, he’s also put his griot skills to use serving as an expert witness...
Donte Clark reads from the script

Young poets adapt ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to tell story of Richmond gang violence

Richmond Artists With Talent, part of Richmond’s Making Waves Education Program, are creating their own take on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet using a mix of modern language, Shakespearean verse and spoken-word poetry. The production...