WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News, Weather & Sports

Black Business Owners Want Share of VSU Project

By: AP
By: AP

November 18, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Black business owners want a share of an $84 million construction project at Virginia State University.

The university plans to break ground in December for a multipurpose facility that will include a wellness center, basketball, volleyball and meeting space.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that about a half-dozen representatives from the Black Business Alliance attended a presentation on the project during the university board of visitors meeting on Thursday.

Board rules requiring advance notification for public comment prevented the group from addressing the board. Alliance president A. Hugo Bowers told the newspaper that he was encouraged by private conversations after the meeting.

He says the historically black university could be doing more for black businesses.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 232333861