Young people, advocates celebrate Black Policy Day at the Capitol

By Joe Severino, RealWV Black Policy Day drew hundreds of people to the West Virginia State Capitol on Wednesday for a robust hands-on experience on the process of lawmaking. The third annual gathering of Black constituents, lawmakers, advocates and students again brought attention to legislation that has an outsized effect on Black people. These topics […]

House members debate existence of ‘systemic racism’ in West Virginia institutions

By Matthew Young, RealWV CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A bill seeking to allow public and private schools in West Virginia to employ armed security personnel erupted into a lengthy debate over systemic racism Thursday, as House members considered an amendment to remove certain language from the listed training requirements.  As originally written, HB 4851 would require […]

Gannaway retires from WVVOAD

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Earlier this week, West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WVVOAD) announced the retirement of Jenny Gannaway. She served as Executive Director of the organization for the last twelve years. The board thanked Gannaway for her service and complimented her leadership, saying, “Gannaway’s tenure has been marked by a strategic focus […]