Quantcast

Moving Forward

Petersburg’s Frank Mason III rakes in the honors

Petersburg’s Frank Mason III is creating a national stir.
Learn More »

Face of Lady Liberty is African-American for first time on U.S. coin

The U.S. Mint has unveiled a $100 gold coin featuring an African-American woman as the face of Lady Liberty for the first time in the history of U.S. currency.
Learn More »

Farewell, President Obama

President Obama bid farewell to the nation Tuesday in an emotional speech that sought to comfort a country on edge over rapid economic changes, persistent security threats and the election of Republican Donald Trump.
Learn More »

McEachin sworn in

U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin of Henrico County was sworn in as a member of the 115th Congress on Tuesday at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
Learn More »

Simone Biles, LeBron James named AP Athletes of the Year

She won a record-tying four gold medals to go along with a bronze during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Learn More »

Richmond’s Kay Coles James leading Trump transition

As a black female Republican, Kay Coles James sits in contrast to the images of white men who often are characterized as the base of the political right.
Learn More »

New National Museum of African American History and Culture opens to fanfare, tears

Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America’s story. With hugs, tears and the ringing of a church bell, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors last Saturday to help this ...
Learn More »

Bishop Lewis to lead Virginia Conference of United Methodist Church

Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, the first African-American woman to be elected a bishop in the United Methodist Church’s Southeastern Jurisdiction, will lead the United Methodist Church’s Virginia Conference for the next four years.
Learn More »

Hayden is new Librarian of Congress

The U. S. Senate has confirmed Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress. The 74-18 vote for the nominee of President Obama for the key position came on July 13. Dr. Hayden is the first African-American and ...
Learn More »

Judge Roger Gregory makes history again

The son of humble tobacco factory workers is about to reach a new pinnacle in his legal career. On July 9, Judge Roger L. Gregory will become the chief judge of the powerful 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...
Learn More »

First African-American named head of largest Presbyterian denomination

PORTLAND, Ore. The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States has elected its first African-American top executive. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II won an overwhelming majority of votes last Friday during the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in ...
Learn More »

VSU grad crowned Miss USA

Deshauna Barber has brains and beauty, and she’s a commander in the Army Reserve to boot. The 2011 Virginia State University graduate now adds another title: Miss USA 2016. Miss Barber, 26, who represented the District of Columbia in Sunday’s ...
Learn More »

Power to vote

David Mosby no longer feels like a second-class citizen. After years of being barred from the ballot box because of his criminal record, the 46-year-old home improvement contractor is finally able to vote and fully take part in the life ...
Learn More »

TIME features photo by Regina H. Boone

Award-winning photographer Regina H. Boone has pricked the nation’s conscience with her poignant photograph of a rash-covered child affected by the lead-contaminated water in Flint, Mich. The former Richmond Free Press photographer’s image of 2-year-old Sincere Smith is featured on ...
Learn More »

Previous