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Jeff South

Jeff South is a volunteer reporter with the AARP Virginia Virtual Volunteer Newsroom. He is a journalist and a retired university professor.
The organization has compiled a free online resource directory of more than 27,000 programs regarding health, housing, transportation and numerous other services that can help people in Virginia.
As a young lawyer in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln suffered from melancholy – what we now call depression. At the time, doctors attributed the condition to a buildup of black bile in the liver and recommended taking pills called Blue Mass, which contained mercury.
AARP Virginia explores the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site in Richmond, where Walker, a trail-blazing African American businesswoman and civil rights leader, lived from 1905 until her death in 1934.
Armed with an AARP poll showing strong public support for the idea, a bipartisan duo of state legislators will urge the Virginia General Assembly next year to create an agency to review prescription drug prices and limit how much pharmaceutical companies can charge for certain medications.
For married women during the Victorian era, it was a double tragedy if their husband died.
The first of a nationwide series of town hall meetings was held in Richmond.
Securing a financial future within the Black community.
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