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Kattz Angelz to host anti-violence car and motorcycle parade Sept. 25

Motorcycles and cars will parade through the city on Saturday, Sept. 25, to promote an end to violence in low-income areas and to raise money for families of victims of shootings, it has been announced.

’Coming Out of the Corona Crab & Q’ event slated for Sept. 16

Free crabs and barbeque will be served Sunday, Sept. 26, at “Coming Out of the Corona Crab & Q,” an event sponsored by several community organizations aimed at getting out the vote, stopping violence in the community, calling for new ...

Beyonce and Jay-Z give $2M to NSU, 4 other HBCUs

The music industry’s power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé have pledged $2 million in scholarship funds for art and creative students at five HBCUs, including Norfolk State University.

Personality: Lawrence E. West Jr.

For many, the removal of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the pedestal where it stood for more than a century was a symbolic moment that could herald further progress and change. For Lawrence E. West Jr., ...

Inside Met Gala, where there’s always someone more famous

U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe had just gotten her beverage at the bar at the edge of the room. She looked back at the throbbing crowd of celebrities packed into the center of the airy Petrie Court, where the ...

‘Forgotten First:’ A look at four – and more – NFL trailblazers

In this era of racial reckoning, it’s not only appropriate but significant that the stories of NFL trailblazers be told.

Personality: Melanie K. Frank

During COVID-19, grief has become a greater presence in the lives of many people with the large numbers of people stricken with, hospitalized by or who succumbed to the virus. For Richmonders struggling with this part of life, Melanie K. ...

Ruby Scoops owner wins ‘Clash of the Cones’

Rabia Kamara is a winner! And so is her ice cream.

Friends throw fundraiser for singer Carlton Blount

Carlton V. Blount’s voice has taken him to New York, Los Angeles and a host of other places he could only dream about when he was growing up in Richmond.

30th Annual Down Home Family Reunion slated for Sept. 12 at Kanawha Plaza

The Legendary Blue Notes will headline a revived Down Home Family Reunion that returns this week- end, but at a new location in Downtown, it has been announced.

Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute’s Leadership Awards Luncheon slated for Sept.18

Six people who have made lasting impacts within their com- munities and on Virginia Union University will be honored at the 2021 Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute’s Leadership Awards Luncheon.

Personality: Allison Kay Coles-Johnson

Allison Kay Coles-Johnson is half a million dollars away from bringing new hope and opportunity to thousands of Virginians and millions of others across the world.

Richmond ice cream queen gives the scoop on Food Network competition

You scream. I scream. Everybody screams for Rabia Kamara, who has won the first two rounds in “Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones,” a competition to create a new ice cream flavor broadcast on the Food Network.

450 goal reached in campaign for new Richmond Planet license plate

Coming soon: A new license plate bearing the Black power logo of a historic newspaper that fought lynching and other forms of oppression in Richmond and Virginia.

Rev. Jackson in rehab; wife out of ICU

The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s wife has been moved from intensive care back into a regular room at the Chicago hospital where she is being treated for COVID-19, her family said in a statement on Monday.