Tamica Jean-Charles, The News Leader

Tamica Jean-Charles

The News Leader

Petersburg, VA, United States

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Past articles by Tamica:

LIVE UPDATES: Virginia begins Robert E. Lee statue removal on Monument Avenue in Richmond

Follow live updates as the 131-year-old statue is taken down Wednesday. → Read More

Meet the Legal Aid Justice Center's newest Community Organizer

Christopher Rashad Green wanted to channel his experiences as a victim of the school-to-prison pipeline into helping those in the Petersburg community → Read More

Virginia's trauma-informed network receives $1 million in funding. Local chapter waits for details.

The Southside chapter of Virginia's trauma-informed community network is one of 26 localities slated to receive a portion of a $1 million from state → Read More

Virginia extended its COVID-19 eviction protections until June 2022

Virginia extended its eviction moratoriums. While a victory for some, housing lawyers urge renters to stay vigilant. → Read More

City opens its cooling station as temperatures reach the high double digits

Petersburg is in the midst of another heatwave. In retaliation, the city opened a comfort station at the Petersburg Transit Station to help residents cool down. → Read More

Former Petersburg Catholic priest added to Clergy abuse list 15 years after his death

Father Patrick Francis Quinn faces a sexual abuse allegation over 15 years after his death. The priest previously served at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. → Read More

The Central Region of the state midst an influx of outbreaks in summer camps and childcare facilities

Since July 1, 20 outbreaks at childcare facilities in the Central Region of Virginia have been reported. The state urges eligible people to get vaccinated → Read More

CDC COVID data does not reflect vaccinations, virus transmission in Virginia

Due to data variation issues, the CDC advises people to visit their state health departments for accurate data. → Read More

Did Virginia really put an end to solitary confinement in prisons? Here's why one group says it's fake.

The Virginia Coalition on Solitary Confinement held a press conference on Wednesday in response to the state's department of corrections state → Read More

All city buildings to reopen to the public this Monday

After almost a year and a half, Petersburg city offices will be open to the public again this Monday, as announced early Tuesday. → Read More

The city's only public pool is closed until 2022, leaving families in need of public aquatic

Edward Jones was looking forward to taking his grandchildren to the Farmer Street Pool this summer, but due to COVID-19, he'll have to wait until next year → Read More

For these Black churches, serving their community was the goal from the start

The connection that two Black churches in Petersburg have to the community goes back centuries. → Read More

What does Juneteenth mean for you? Those who celebrated in Petersburg relish its importance

People from all over Central Virginia made their way to Petersburg to celebrate Juneteenth. Here is why they are enjoying the festivities. → Read More

Descendants of slave and slave owner sit down to reminisce on their shared history

Colonel William Ransom Johnson owned a slave named Charles Stewart Jr. Over 150 years later, their descendants highlight their history, together. → Read More

Looking to celebrate Juneteenth this weekend? Here are the events Petersburg has planned

Petersburg and other groups are holding events in celebration of Juneteenth, a newly appointed holiday, this upcoming Saturday. → Read More

Congressman McEachin, with Sen. Cory Booker, proposes new legislation that would fight legacy pollution

The Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act will work to reverse harmful legacy pollution that targets communities of color if passed → Read More

Virginia State graduate is one of 25 students selected for Governor's fellowship

Since 1982, Virginia's governor's office takes in Virginia students each summer to giveto gain firsthand experience working under Cabinet secretaries → Read More

'From this day forward, we cannot relax': Petersburg NAACP leaders reflect on Chauvin verdict

Julian Greene Jr. and Lafayette Jefferson talk about the significance of the decision and how that should be a reminder to keep up due-diligence. → Read More

Petersburg City Public Schools unveils family engagement bus

The Wave, a new family engagement bus created by Petersburg City Public Schools, is now ready for work. → Read More

Richard Bland College taps longtime administrator Tyler Hart as its next provost

The in-house move to his new office will be from chief administrative officer for development, marketing and communication → Read More