Pine Camp exhibits honor Women’s History Month

The expression of beauty through silhouette figures and models representing the merge of beauty, fashion and lifestyle will be the subjects explored in art exhibits at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center in honor of Women’s History Month.

Personality: Emilie G. Webb

Every week, dozens of individuals and families with incarcerated loved ones benefit from Emilie Webb’s decision to pursue a career in nursing instead of art.

Icon Angela Y. Davis unleashes her thoughts on Trump, Clinton and future

The election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president “was the future we really dreaded,” said scholar and activist Angela Y. Davis.

Former NASA ‘hidden figure’ advises students to chart own course

Christine Darden was a student at Hampton University when she learned to chart her own path. She and her classmates would visit the school’s cafeteria together, and she decided that she needed to learn to go on her own.

‘Moonlight’ wins Best Picture despite major flub at 89th Academy Awards ceremony

And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to … “La La Land.

Presentation on African-American women trailblazers Saturday at Main Library Downtown

Historian Elvatrice Belsches will talk about the lives of four trailblazing African-American women 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the auditorium of the Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin St. in Downtown.

Rihanna named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. The Grammy Award-winning singer received the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Personality: Amy E. Robins

Keeping Richmond’s neighborhoods clean and litter free is about more than just aesthetics for Amy Elisabeth Robins. “If you live in a community where residents and children are walking through trash, that has a negative impact on quality of life,” ...

Minority teachers, students facing same challenges of Jim Crow South

Unequal pay for teachers of color, poor quality education for African-American students, neglecting African-American history in school curricula and political activism as a means to improve education were among the major issues for African-Americans prior to the landmark 1954 U.S. ...

Book expo Feb. 26 at Elegba Folklore Society

Authors of adult and children’s books will be featured speakers at the Black History Book Exposition to be held 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Elegba Folklore Society, 101 E. Broad St. in Downtown, it has been ...

3 area students receive scholarships from Pi Lambda Theta

Three Richmond area high school seniors with dreams of becoming teachers received scholarships last Saturday at the annual Masquerade Gala benefit dinner-dance of the Virginia Area Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education.

Oprah Winfrey to join ‘60 Minutes’

Oprah Winfrey has been named a “special contributor” to CBS News’ “60 Minutes.” Ms. Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the Sunday night television news magazine starting this fall, when it begins its 50th season on the air.

Personality: Edward H. Baine

When 2.6 million Dominion customers in Virginia and North Carolina turn on their lights each day, they have Edward H. Baine to thank.

Adele, Beyoncé sparkle at Grammy Awards

Singer-songwriter Adele flubbed on a tribute Sunday night to the late George Michael at the 59th Grammy Music Awards, but she still walked away as the belle of the televised awards program. The London-born singer took home five awards Sunday ...

3-day Teachers of Color Summit begins Feb.16 Downtown

The disparity between the number of students of color attending public schools and the number of teachers of color educating them motivated the Virginia Education Association to host the first Teachers of Color Summit this weekend at a Downtown hotel.