Dec. 5 Christmas parade to go virtual

Richmond’s 37th Annual Christmas Parade will be virtual this year because of the coronavirus.

Personality: Debora B. ‘Deb’ Wake

The 2020 general election has begun, and for Virginians voting by absentee ballot, there is one less hurdle this year, thanks to the work of the League of Women Voters of Virginia and its president Debora B. “Deb” Wake.

Illustrator Shannon Wright brings skills to Richmond Folk Festival official poster

Artist Shannon Wright, an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has been featured in major publications, books and online sites including The New York Times, The Atlantic magazine, The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom, Google Doodles and Scholastic, has been ...

Free Press photographer Sandra Sellars to speak at VMFA virtual symposium

Richmond Free Press photographer Sandra Sellars is speaking at a virtual symposium, “The Kamoinge Workshop: Collaboration, Community and Photography,” sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and the ...

Virginia Museum of History & Culture to undergo $30M renovation

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture has announced plans for a major $30 million renovation of its facility beginning in October.

Virtual Emmy Awards ceremony has history-making wins and social messages

It was a virtual night of glamour for some, go-as-you-are for others, social justice messaging and family affairs.

Personality: LaToya Gray Sparks

LaToya Gray Sparks’ digital story map of how Richmond’s first master plan impacted Black residents contains a wealth of information.

Rosa Parks’ home displayed in Italy amid racial justice backdrop

The rundown, paint-chipped Detroit house where civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is going on display in Italy in a setting that couldn’t be more incongruous: The imposing central courtyard of the Royal Palace ...

Fancy footwork will follow NBA All-Star Charles Oakley to ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Charles Oakley proved what he can do on a basketball floor. Now his fans are eager to check out his moves on the dance floor.

Kerby Jean-Raymond, Gabriela Hearst win top fashion awards

NEW YORK The Council of Fashion Designers of America gave its top fashion awards on Monday to Haitian-American Kerby Jean-Raymond for menswear and Gabriela Hearst for womenswear.

Man’s gift of life to be highlighted during NASCAR race Saturday

When a 14-year-old cousin’s kidneys failed, Christopher J. Woody stepped up after testing found him genetically compatible. He donated one of his kidneys to save Tyshawn Morris’ life.

Personality: Hamilton Glass

If you’ve been in Richmond for any amount of time, you’ve likely seen some of muralist Hamilton Glass’ distinctive work — large, colorful murals outside Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in the East End; Refuge for Men hair salon ...

Personality: Dr. Luisa A. Igloria

It was in early May when Dr. Luisa A. Igloria learned she was on the short list for consideration to be named poet laureate of Virginia.

Families decry ‘two systems of justice’ at D.C. march

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years ago, his son issued a sobering reminder about the persistence of police ...