The former police chief of Virginia's capital city is among those underscoring the benefits.


Rev. Al Sharpton recently caught up with Urban One CEO Alfred Liggins to discuss the company's branded casino proposals for the city of Richmond, Virginia.

Urban One Inc., a Black-owned business that operates media organizations across the country, recently ventured into partnership with Peninsula Pacific Entertainment to propose a $517 million casino resort in South Richmond.

A new survey seeking feedback from Richmond, Virginia, residents about plans to build a casino there follows criticism from African American business leaders that they and Black residents haven't been considered for the economic opportunities.

The ongoing debate over whether to build and operate new casinos in Virginia has failed to take the commonwealth’s Black residents and their economic opportunities into consideration, African American business leaders say.

Nearly all the new economic development in Ferguson, Missouri has gone to the white community since the 2014 riots following the police killing of Michael Brown.