Aliviah Jones

Freelance Journalist

Location icon United States

Virginia Commonwealth University graduate with a degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Print/Online Journalism. I believe words are powerful– passionate about reading and writing them. I love fashion, and also Human Interest journalism. The chances of catching me reading up on the latest trends in fashion as well as social issues are very high.

RVA Magazine
Raising the Bar: Richmond Native Lands Work on Netflix Show

Emlyn Crenshaw, a veteran of the Richmond theatre scene, never thought she could have a job in television production. A year after arriving in LA, though, she's landed behind the scenes at Netflix's Raising Dion. Plenty of unemployed college graduates pack up and head for sunny California.

Queen Latifah in Richmond: A day of empowerment with a "get out the vote" message - RVAHub

There was unity around one message in Richmond Tuesday among a diverse crowd of over 1,000 women: empowerment. From entertainer Queen Latifah to the first ladies of Virginia to a Native American chief, the Women's Achieve Summit at the Greater Richmond Convention Center celebrated women's achievements and explored how to continue reaching new frontiers.

The Commonwealth Times
Cozy new restaurant opens in Jackson Ward The Commonwealth Times

Aliviah Jones, Contributing Writer A new Jackson Ward social cafe - named after rhythm and blues artist Maxwell's first album "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite" - opened at the end of last month, joining the ranks of a number of social spaces in Richmond.

On Tap Magazine
Behind the Bar: Cane Brings Island Life to the District - On Tap Magazine

Intimate, colorful Trinidadian restaurant Cane popped up on H Street just three months ago, and everything about it will instantly transport you to the islands. The restaurant, co-owned by chef Peter Prime and his sister Jeanine Prime, pays homage to their experiences growing up in Trinidad.

On Tap Magazine
HERstory Presents a Love Letter to Women in Hip-Hop - On Tap Magazine

The culture of hip-hop has made it difficult for women to be respected the same way male artists are with its vulgar and misogynistic lyrics. Playwright Goldie E. Patrick's "HERstory: Love Forever, Hip Hop" paints a picture of struggles women in the industry have experienced over time, while celebrating the legacies and trailblazers that have ...

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US News & World Report
2018 Report: Nearly 7,000 Absentee Ballots Mailed Too Late

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia voters have already returned more absentee ballots in 2019 than in the November 2015 election -- the last time all 140 seats in the General Assembly were up for reelection. In the last few elections there has been an uptick in absentee ballots, but not all returned ballots are counted.
Virginia Republicans resume call to hold hearing with Fairfax accusers

RICHMOND -- Virginia Republicans resumed their call Monday -- less than two months before statewide elections -- to allow testimony from the two women who accuse Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault. Obenshain accused Dels. John Bell, D-Loudoun, Debra Rodman, D-Henrico, and Cheryl Turpin, D-Virginia Beach, running competitive races for seats in the Senate where Fairfax presides, of blocking the hearings.

New coalition calls on lawmakers to support LGBTQ equal rights

Bianca Rey, chair of Capital Trans Pride, understands firsthand the struggle to live with equal protections. The constant worries of being fired from a job or treated differently are thoughts individuals in the LGBTQ community deal with on a regular basis, Rey said.

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