George Livingston liked looking back. His hindsight wasn’t marred by what-ifs or dubious intentions. He gave it all he had, and there’s no shame in that. “What I am proud of is I was able...
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Civic leaders who seriously grapple with the question of how North Richmond can break its ruinous cycle of crime, poverty and decline often come to the conclusion that its current political arrangement is untenable -...
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In the 1940s and 1950s, the growth of public housing projects swept across urban America. North Richmond was no exception.
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The music scene that emerged in North Richmond featured a strong, bluesy, country twang that represented not only the influx of southerners to the area during World War II, but also other unique geographical and...
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The North Richmond of today emerges from a history marked by bad reputation, bad luck and, often, bad intentions.
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George Livingston, the city's first elected black mayor.
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