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Friday, May 24, 2024

ICYMI: Racial injustice, reparations, William & Mary’s Jefferson statue 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:

Racial injustice

Linda Howard remembers graduating from an all black high school in the midst of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. READ MORE

From 1961 to 2020: How racial injustice has continued to shape Williamsburg


More universities across the nation are facing a reckoning with their history of slavery, but some are finding creative solutions in the form of reparations. READ MORE

Area universities are finding creative solutions to reckon with history of racial injustice

Added security

William & Mary has placed extra security from the college’s police department around the Thomas Jefferson statue after it was defaced. READ MORE

Security added following defacing and attempted removal of Jefferson statue at William & Mary

James Monroe’s Highland

A new student petition has surfaced at William & Mary protesting the funding of a plantation formerly owned by James Monroe, fifth president of the United States. READ MORE

William & Mary students frustrated with portion of budget spent on James Monroe’s Highland

Body cams

Law enforcement agencies in the Historic Triangle are relying more and more at body cameras to record their interactions with the public. READ MORE

Area law enforcement agencies are using body cameras more than ever, but do they actually help?

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.

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