VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art embraces community with grand opening block party Saturday

For more than a year, curious eyes in Richmond and across the nation have watched an angularly shaped structure rise at the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets, the newest offering in the country’s array of contemporary art museums and ...

A Taste of Brookland Park food festival April 21

A North Side residential and commercial corridor that dates back to the 1920s will be the toast of the town this weekend with tasty experiences.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer for music

California rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday for his album “DAMN.,” organizers announced. Mr. Lamar, 30, is the first rapper to win the prestigious award. The Pulitzer follows the five Grammy awards won by Mr. Lamar ...

Bey blows up at Coachella, boosts HBCU scholarships

On the back of wide praise for her two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyoncé on Monday said she was offering $100,000 in scholarship money to students at four historically black colleges and universities.

Personality: Dr. Renata A. Hedrington Jones

Growing up in a strong, close-knit family with a hard-working, disciplined, kind and unconditionally loving mother and aunt are the ingredients that produced Dr. Renata A. Hedrington Jones, winner of the National Association of Black Social Workers’ most coveted award.

Inaugural ‘I Have a Dream’ Festival Saturday

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney will be the grand marshal of the community “I Have a Dream” Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Richmond’s East End, that also will feature music from the No BS Brass Band.

Defenders to honor local activists at anniversary banquet

Four community activists will be honored as the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality marks its15th anniversary with a banquet from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike, it has been ...

VUU 6th Annual Masquerade Ball and Scholarship Gala this Friday

Actress and singer Jo Marie Payton, known for her role as Harriette Winslow on the television sitcom “Family Matters” and as the voice of Suga Mama Pride on the Disney Channel’s “The Proud Family,” and comedian Micah “Bam-Bamm” White will ...

From doughnuts to dancing, ‘The Bachelorette’ films in RVA hot spots

The Bachelorette is in town and looking for love — and Richmonders love to look for her. Fans of “The Bachelorette” have been in a frenzy since photos of the hit ABC reality show filming in Richmond surfaced on social ...

Bridal designer Amsale Aberra dies at 64

Bridal Fashion Week this time around will include a tribute to couture designer Amsale Aberra, who died of cancer just days before her scheduled show.

Personality: Camilla Tramuel

In the shadows of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a little known Virginia school desegregation case was instrumental in changing the lives and education of schoolchildren across the commonwealth as well as the country.

Personality: Jalia L. Hardy

If Jalia Hardy were mayor of Richmond, she would focus on the city’s economy as well as youths and educational programs. She would listen to ideas and suggestions from citizens and create a nonprofit organization that would give care packages ...

‘Get Lit’ program to feature local authors April 7

More than a dozen local authors, playwrights, poets and spoken word artists will be the special guests this weekend at “Get Lit,” a program sponsored by the Richmond Public Library’s Black Male Emergent Readers Literacy Program.

Zetas host elder care symposium April 14

The Alpha Phi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is hosting a free Elder Care Symposium 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 8175 Grove Road in Mechanicsville.

Easter festivals this weekend in Richmond

After a long winter, cherry blossoms are making their seasonal debut as the days slowly get warmer. Easter activities are just a hop away.