Lizzo named Entertainer of the Year

Eight-time Grammy nominee Lizzo has more accolades she can add to her resume.

Personality: Shawn A. Cosby

It has been almost two months since author Shawn A. Cosby won the prestigious 2019 Anthony Award for Best Short Story during the annual Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Dallas.

29th Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival Dec. 28

Anthropologist and historian Dr. Runoko Rashidi will be the keynote speaker at the 29th Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival on Saturday, Dec. 28.

Cherished Holiday Memories

Four Richmond area residents shared with the Richmond Free Press their most cherished holiday memories. We hope their reflections will bring to mind joyful recollections of your own during this special season.

‘Elegance in Black and White’

The Richmond Chapter of the Continental Societies honored Virginia Union University at its annual “Elegance in Black and White” dinner-dance on last Friday that drew more than 250 people.

Science Museum to host Noon Year’s Eve celebration for youngsters

At the stroke of noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31, exactly 2,020 balls will be dropped from the top of the rotunda inside the Science Museum of Virginia for its 2019 Noon Year’s Eve celebration for youngsters.

Personality: John H. Brown III

“We wanted to give back to the community in memory of my son.” Following the murder of Jomond A. Lightfoot in 2009, John H. Brown III sought to take his 25 years of experience in the building trade industry and ...

Tom Joyner, the 'hardest working man in radio,' retires

The “fly jock” and “hardest working man in radio” has hung up his microphone.

Talk Dec. 28 on Harriet Tubman

Researcher and author Elvatrice Belsches will talk about abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman and the impact of the Underground Railroad in Central Virginia during a presentation from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at The Market @ 25th, 1330 ...

11-year-old dancer breaks barrier in 'The Nutcracker'

For the first time, a young black dancer is playing the lead in the New York City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.”

Personality: Robin Ann Brewster

A key factor in good leadership is being “a servant leader first and a good listener who seeks to learn and understand and whose actions demonstrate integrity, empathy and inclusion.” That’s the perspective and leading principle of Robin Ann Brewster, ...

Photographing history: Richmond native Lawrence Jackson returns home with book about his years as President Obama's official White House photographer

Photojournalist Lawrence Jackson had covered national and international news events for the Associated Press for eight years. But he could feel that something was different when he rushed to Washington’s Lafayette Park on Election Night 2008. A spontaneous celebration of ...

Newest Soulidifly film, 'Hell on the Border,' to open Friday

Born enslaved, Bass Reeves rose to become a legendary U.S. deputy marshal who helped tame the Wild West, giving rise to speculation that he served as the model for the fictional white Lone Ranger.

Personality: Kimberly Pleasants

Richmond is rife with historical importance for the state, country and the world, but not all that history is treated with equal care and consideration. For all the lives and legacies that have fallen or risk falling between the cracks ...

New 'RVA Illuminates' to kick off holiday season Dec. 6 at Kanawha Plaza

It’s the most wonderful and magical time of the year, as dazzling and brightly colored displays and holiday festivities take over the city.

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