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Personality: Montae Lamar Taylor

Montae Lamar Taylor, interim president of the Virginia NAACP Youth and College Division and a student at Old Dominion University, witnessed the clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville on Aug. 12 that outraged people around the nation and ...

Eclipse 2017

The last time Carroll Ellis, a geoscience educator at the MathScience Innovation Center in Henrico County, saw a total solar eclipse, the price of a loaf of bread was less than a quarter, the average price of a home was ...

All that JAZZ

Fans of jazz, blues and R&B enjoyed a spectrum of musical styles and talent last Saturday and Sunday at the 8th Annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont. The event featured legendary performers, neo-soul icons and newcomers, all of whom held ...

Personality: Carroll H. Ellis Jr.

Carroll H. Ellis Jr. wants to see more African-American students embracing the geosciences as an area of interest, and ultimately, as a career path. The field, he says, holds the possibility of studying earthquakes, surface and groundwater, soil, mining geology ...

Band camp

It is 5:45 a.m. and the early August sun is beginning to rise over the Appomattox River. Just north upon a hill, 115 students scurry out of dormitories that are largely empty until fall classes begin. The students’ destination is ...

Crusade for Voters history detailed in new book

Kimberly A. Matthews was surprised that no one had ever written a history of the Richmond Crusade for Voters, the oldest African-American political organization in continuous operation in the state.

Music, more this weekend at 8th Annual Richmond Jazz Festival

Thousands of music fans will be in Richmond this weekend to enjoy jazz, blues and funk from more than two dozen artists performing at the 8th Annual Richmond Jazz Festival.

Prince Hall Origin Masons in city this weekend

Nearly 200 Masons are expected in Richmond for the 124th Annual Grand Communication of The Most Worshipful Saint John’s Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Ancient Yorkrite Masons, Prince Hall Origin-National Compact. The five-day state convention opened Wednesday, Aug. 9, ...

27th Annual Down Home Family Reunion Aug. 19

EU, the Washington-based, go-go music group, is headlining the 27th Annual Down Home Family Reunion from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Abner Clay Park, Leigh Street and Brook Road in Jackson Ward.

New Virginia Majority hosts cookout for former inmates, families

The New Virginia Majority will host a community cookout this weekend for people who have been incarcerated and their family and friends, it has been announced.

50th reunion for Walker Class of 1967

Members of the Maggie L. Walker Class of 1967 will gather for their 50th reunion next week.

African-American experience coin and stamp exhibit Aug. 20

An exhibit of coins and stamps telling the story of the African-American experience will be on view from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Robinson Theater Community Arts Center, 2903 Q St. in Church Hill.

Personality: Bernice E. Travers

When Bernice E. Travers joined the Richmond Crusade for Voters in 1977, the election of a majority African-American Richmond City Council disrupted a centuries old, white-majority power structure.

McEachin task force to host forum on special needs students

A task force created by Congressman A. Donald McEachin of Henrico will host an education forum on Saturday, Aug. 12, to help parents understand their rights and the resources available for special needs students. “I’m bringing this task force together ...

Pulitzer winner Tracy K. Smith named U.S. poet laureate

Tracy K. Smith, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2012, has been named the nation’s 22nd poet laureate, and her recognition is being trumpeted in more than the usual places.