Richmond’s Black population declining: ‘You can’t really locate a solid African American community. There just isn’t anymore.’

Resurrection AME Church

When Ulis Redic became pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 1997, the Black congregation was thriving in Richmond, where about 1 out of every 3 people was Black.  Two decades later, fewer than 1 out of 5 Richmond residents is Black.  Redic is not only watching his congregation shrink but also seeing family members…

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