Finding one’s self abroad

Born in Norfolk, and raised by a single mother, I felt a special responsibility to go to college but, at first, I failed at it — quite literally. But I turned my life around and see a pathway to success. ...

Beware of predatory tax refund loans, advances

Across the country, advertising — particularly on urban radio — tempts listeners with easy ways to get a loan against anticipated tax refunds. But just like other predatory lending products, what is advertised is not quite what consumers receive. Convenient ...

Personality: Stephan A. Hicks

“Men are the greatest resource in our city. However, services focusing on men in Richmond are severely lacking. When it comes to helping men get on their feet, there is little offered.”

Black history Month calendar

From films to speakers to talent shows and panel workshops, area organizations, churches, schools and museums are holding a plethora of events in February to celebrate Black History Month.

Henrico author wins prestigious Newbery Medal

A Henrico County-based children’s book author is the 2019 winner of the prestigious John Newbery Medal.

400th Commemoration gives special designation to 37 state historical highway markers

Historical highway markers celebrating African-American history in Richmond and across the state are at the center of a new initiative aimed at encouraging people to learn about the people and places that shaped the state.

Johnson named executive director of BHM

Adele Johnson has been named executive director of the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia. Ms. Johnson has served in the position on an interim basis for more than a year. The full appointment became effective Jan. 1.

Richmond Environmental Film Festival kicks off Feb. 4

Call it a feast of 22 movies that will be shown at no charge with the goal of educating and raising awareness of environmental issues that are important to Richmond, the nation and the planet. That’s what the ninth edition ...

Black Lives Matter art exhibit to open Feb. 15

Entries are being accepted through Friday, Feb. 1, for artists interested in participating in the 3rd Annual Black Lives Matter Art Exhibit at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, 1000 Blanton Ave.

Alzheimer’s Association to host African-American community forum Feb. 27

The Greater Richmond Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a range of seminars and programs during February to help families with loved ones who have the disease. An “African-American Community Forum” will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, ...

Exploring STEM fields

Richmond area students had an opportunity to interact with professionals in STEM fields and college students in STEM-related degree programs last Saturday at the STEM-U-LINK 2019 Career Exploration Fair sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers Richmond Professionals in ...

Wakanda forever: ‘Black Panther’ poised for Oscar win

The box office smash “Black Panther” just made history as the first superhero film to be nominated for an Academy Award, the top award in the movie world. The film, directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, is one of the ...

Personality: Kevin Watson

“A lot of high school and college athletes see themselves as the next LeBron James-level professional athlete. But many falling short of that dream have to learn who they are and their skills and passions.”

Free tooth extraction clinic pulls in crowd

It was 9 a.m. and already 140 people were in line at the Capital Area Health Network’s free dental extraction clinic last Friday.

Renovated Northside Family YMCA gears up for ribbon-cutting on Monday

Nearly one year after a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off a major renovation project, Richmond’s Northside Family YMCA will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its spacious revamped facility at 4207 Old Book Road. The ceremony will be held 4 p.m. ...