Marlene Jones is senior editor and assistant to the publisher for The VOICE. She came to The VOICE as a general assignment reporter in 2002 and was named editor in 2005. In 2008, she was named senior editor.
Jones studied print journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and is author of “The Complete Guide to Creating Oils, Soaps, Creams, and Herbal Gels for Your Mind and Body” published by Atlantic Publishing Group in 2011.
Stories written by Jones have appeared in magazines, reputable blogs, and newspapers. When she is not editing books, short stories and newspaper stories, she dabbles in public relations, and enjoys her three children.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3 from 12:30 p.m. at the Nottoway Middle School Auditorium. Following the funeral, Green will be laid to rest at the private Adams Cemetery in Nottoway County.
Jack J. Green, founder and publisher of two longstanding community newspapers in Virginia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 26. He succumbed to chronic lung-related illness.
“The dapper founding editor/publisher of the Richmond Fress Press refused to be intimidated during his 22 years at the helm — seeing himself as continuing the legacy of his journalism hero, John Mitchell, Jr., the ‘fighting editor’ of the Richmond Planet who carried pistols and dared white supremacists to lynch him for writing about the injustices of his day,” the paper reported.
Issues executive order establishing task force on improving services
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) will include funding for mental health services in his upcoming budget. He will also sign an executive order forming a "Mental Health Task Force" to make further recommendations for reforms.
“For him to be a candidate on the ballot and the adviser to a dubious effort to take voting rights away from 57,000 Virginians is an inexcusable conflict of interest that’s become all too common for the attorney general
In just four months since its launch, "Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000" has helped more than 800 children from Virginia’s foster care system be adopted or be matched with a family who is going through the process of adopting.
Contrasts difference with Republican ticket
The newly-elected Democratic ticket of Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and Mark Herring appeared at Richmond's Hippodrome Theater for a Democratic Party of Virginia "Unity Breakfast" on Wednesday morning following Tuesday's Democratic primary.
The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) and the Republican National Committee wants to engage blacks in a big way this election cycle. To this end, party leaders have named Rev. Dr. Joe Ellison, Jr. to serve as the Virginia state director of African American engagement.
A month after a group of local justice advocates filed complaints with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) against the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) for “non-compliance” with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, the housing authority has rolled out its response.
The Balm in Gilead issues plea for help
Dr. Pernessa Seele has sent an urgent letter to supporterss urging financial help for the non-profit organization she founded more than 23 years ago. The Balm In Gilead, Inc., which develops educational and training programs designed to meet the unique needs of African American and African congregations that strive to become community centers for health education and disease prevention, is struggling to keep its doors open. Part of the struggle has come from funding cuts due to sequestration. "We really need your help!," wrote Seele in her June 5 e-mailed letter, in which she notes that it is an urgent matter of the non-profit's viability.