Friday, September 22, 2023

ICYMI: ‘I can’t breathe,’ Confederate memorials, a world of ‘don’t,’ and more

It’s been a very hectic news cycle, a trifecta of sorts – the coronavirus, the economy and George Floyd protests.

With dozens of stories everyday, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Here are some of WYDaily’s most-read stories so you can get in on the conversation:

“I can’t breathe!”

The sounds of chanting and marching footsteps echoed through the streets of James City County as hundreds came out to protest against police brutality Monday night. READ MORE

‘I can’t breathe’: Cry of protesters resonate in James City County

Used to this

While the protests remind Davis of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, he said there’s a different kind of hope to change the systemic procedures in law enforcement that don’t protect against racial discrimination. READ MORE

‘Black people are used to this’: Historic church in Williamsburg responds to protests


As the father of two African American sons, Philip Canady has taught them from a young age how to protect themselves because of the color of their skin. READ MORE

A world of ‘don’t’: How black and white families teach their children about racial injustice

Still here

As discussions of racial injustice occur throughout the nation, some areas of the Peninsula are still home to Confederate memorials. READ MORE

As some protests hone in on Confederate memorials, areas in the Peninsula are still home to some

Police and race

With the growing divide between civilians and law enforcement, how do departments in the Historic Triangle bridge the gap between community policing, race and diversity? READ MORE

Police and race: Bridging the gap between community policing, race and diversity

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

Related Articles