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VSU grads receive uplifting messages at 2 commencement ceremonies

“Everything that has happened in my life — everything that I have survived and everything that I have accomplished — prepared me for what I am doing now,” Congresswoman Lucy McBath of Georgia told an arena full of graduates, family ...

Boushall Middle School Choir wins

Jaheem Hewlett won the best soloist award in helping the Boushall Middle School Choir become middle school grand champion Saturday during the 2019 Musicale band and choir competition at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.

Personality: Stacey Squire

Stacey Squire, founder and president of Christina’s Love Foundation, is dedicated to the simple mission of getting help to all victims of domestic violence who are in need.

VUU graduates more than 300; receives $2.5M gift from alum

Virginia Union University celebrated milestones, legacies and the future during its 120th commencement last Saturday at Hovey Field on the North Side campus.

VCU grads urged to turn adversity into strength

This year’s graduates of Virginia Commonwealth University have redefined the American dream, university President Michael Rao told a packed audience in opening VCU’s commencement ceremony last Saturday.

Black History Museum to host documentary screening May 17

A documentary on the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., will be screened in Richmond, followed by a community conversation with a daughter of one of the victims.

Virginia Children’s Festival May 18

Arts, crafts, storytelling and other activities will highlight the Virginia Children’s Festival from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the historic African Burial Ground, 15th and Broad streets, it has been announced.

Maggie Walker Governor’s School mural to be unveiled Saturday

The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School will unveil and celebrate new murals paying tribute to the school’s namesake with a public ceremony noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the school, 1000 N. Lombardy St.

Personality: Dr. David Randolph II

Dr. David Randolph II understands how having financial support can relieve a lot of the emotional stress students are under as they try to get through college, graduate school and professional school.

Personality: Natasha Freeman

Natasha Freeman, president of Project Yoga Richmond’s board of directors, encourages the community to embrace yoga because the practice allows people “to be fully embodied while grounding and mending our body and spirit.”

In what unique way did your mother show you she loved you?

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12. It’s a day for pampering mom with flowers and gifts and taking her to dinner to show her how much we love and appreciate her for all she has done for us.

Personality: Dr. Cynthia O. Richardson

Cynthia Owens Richardson, president of the Petersburg Area Art League, wants the nonprofit to be a mecca for people to explore, experience and be inspired by art.

‘Something in the Water’

“Something in the Water,” the weekend music festival in Virginia Beach pioneered by that city’s own nationally known singer and songwriter Pharrell Williams, drew more than 50,000 happy people to the oceanfront for the first-of-its-kind event in Hampton Roads.

Local designer ties down sneaker line

Sneakers have gone from the basketball court to the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Forget paying $75 to $130 for a pair bearing Michael Jordan’s name. Think, instead, of shelling out $500 to $1,200 for a pair of sneakers ...

HU Marching Force invited to 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Forget the floats and the cartoon character balloons. The Hampton University Marching Force will perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The surprise announcement was made Monday to an excited group of student band members on the waterfront campus.