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Nikki Giovanni to speak at VUU

Poet Nikki Giovanni, winner of seven NAACP Image Awards, a National Book Award finalist and Grammy Award nominee, will be the keynote speaker for the Virginia Union University Undergraduate Conference on Research in the Humanities and Beyond, at noon Friday, ...

Maymont, Easter on Parade this weekend

The blooms of daffodils and cherry blossoms indicate the arrival of spring and, with it, anticipation of Easter begins to build.

NASA great Katherine Johnson to address HU grads

Katherine G. Johnson, the retired NASA mathematician who was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the recent movie “Hidden Figures,” will deliver the commencement address for Hampton University.

Personality: Fattah Muhammad

Fattah Muhammad began marching in the streets of several North Side and East End neighborhoods in 1980 to help end violence plaguing these communities and encourage cooperation with Richmond law enforcement.

Photographer Louis Draper’s work to be preserved by VMFA

The work of photographer Louis Draper, a Henrico County native who moved to New York City in 1957 to explore his passion, is internationally regarded for documenting the everyday lives of African-Americans and notable leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.

Nonprofit hosts 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration on April 8

Putting Communities Together Inc. will host its 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Blackwell Community Center, 300 E. 15th St.

‘Just Mercy’ author to speak April 12 at VCU

Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” will speak 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St.- Mr. Stevenson’s visit is sponsored by the Focused Inquiry faculty of ...

Personality: Tracy L. Causey

Most people do not know about Tracy Causey’s love of baseball.

VSU president tells vision for ‘opportunity university’ at investiture

The mood was light and upbeat, hopeful yet determined at the investiture service last Friday for Dr. Makola M. Abdullah, Virginia State University’s 14th president. “I first met him … as a dashiki-wearing dude from Chicago,” said Dr. Henry Lewis, ...

Carillon event to commemorate 100th anniversary of World War I

The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission will recognize the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I with an event Thursday, April 6, at Richmond’s WWI memorial — the Carillon in Byrd Park. ...

VUU holds annual scholarship gala April 7

The fifth annual Virginia Union University Scholarship Gala and Masquerade Ball will be 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad St. in Downtown. The benefit, black-tie event will be hosted this year by Richmond Mayor ...

School Board approves new Boys & Girls Club at MLK Middle School

A new Boys & Girls Club is to be built on the grounds of the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in the East End.

Sheila Johnson to speak at UR commencement

Sheila Johnson, founding partner of Black Entertainment Television and founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, will deliver the main commencement address this year at the University of Richmond.

Personality: Megan Walker

Megan Walker began playing basketball when she was 4 at a local YMCA

Maymont Farm to reopen with celebration Sunday

Maymont Farm will reopen Sunday, March 26, after being closed for 10 months to undergo a $3 million facelift.