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TOP WEST VIRGINIA BLACK NEWS STORIES:
1. WV is one of the poorest states in the country and the West Side of Charleston has one of the most concentrated poverty populations in West Virginia. The West Side is also predominately Black. And. In 2017 the West Side missed out on an anti-poverty program that was set to be a pilot project to be replicated in impoverished WV towns. Read: “This bill was supposed to help a poor Black community in West Virginia’s capital city. But those promises were swept aside”from Mountain State Spotlight
- Work begins on the Uptown Beckley monument honoring Bill Withers
- Historic African American cemetery recognized in Martinsburg
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“We’ve had no input on this plan,” said Hollis Lewis, co-chair of the party’s recently formed Affirmative Action Committee.
West Virginia has the microphone. Use it!
How can we help the Class Of 2021 in West Virginia as they begin their lives in the adult world of decision-making?
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