Personality: Joyce Woolridge

Joyce Woolridge is an advocate for people to have their annual health checkups and cancer screenings. “Cancer checkups are not to be run from,” she says. “They are to be run to, especially women. It is also important for men ...

Markers unveiled honoring the late Dorothy I. Height, with small error

The unveiling of a new historical marker saluting late Richmond native Dorothy I. Height for her role as a national civil rights leader was a gala affair. Sunday’s event drew a big crowd to the ceremony at First Baptist Church ...

4 area principals win R.E.B. Awards

Four area public school principals have received the R.E.B. Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership.

3 win ‘Match Madness’ ping-pong tournament

Three Richmond area players won top honors in the first Match Madness ping-pong tournament sponsored last Saturday by the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities at the Hickory Hill Community Center, according to Emmanuel U. Asquo, tournament director.

Personality: Mary R. Sadovszky

Mary R. Sadovszky, chair of the Bags & Bourbon Benefit, a live and silent auction to benefit CancerLINC, is working weekends and nights to make this charitable event Richmond’s most memorable spring fundraiser.

Markers to honor late city native Dorothy I. Height on March 24

Dorothy Irene Height left segregated Richmond at age 5 and went on to earn national recognition as a civil rights and women’s rights activist who devoted her life to uplifting people.

Richmond Raceway will host first eSports event

Rocket-powered cars are coming to the Richmond Raceway, but they’re not racing — they’re playing soccer.

Documentary on African-American men and mental health Saturday

Black men’s mental health is spotlighted in a documentary film being screened this weekend in Richmond.

Youth Matter Showcase wraps up youth violence Prevention Week activities

A Youth Matter Showcase, presented from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Pine Camp Cultural Arts and Community Center, will help round out the 2nd Annual Youth Violence Prevention Week coordinated by Richmond’s Youth Violence Prevention Coalition and ...

Personality: Zion C. Neverson

For 72 years, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year program has honored the nation’s most awe-inspiring young people and encouraged them to lead, succeed and inspire. Zion Caliq Neverson joined the local Southside Boys & ...

2019 Richmond History Makers honored

Five people and two organizations were honored Tuesday as the 2019 Richmond History Makers by The Valentine and the Capital Region Collaborative.

28th Annual Southern Women’s Show March 22-24 at Richmond Raceway Complex

The 28th Annual Southern Women’s Show is coming to Richmond with fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, celebrity appearances and exhibitors offering information, products and services, including boutiques with the latest styles, trendy jewelry, home décor, gourmet treats, health and fitness and ...

Elizabeth Keckly documentary screening March 23 at BHM

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is screening the documentary, “The Life and Times of Elizabeth Keckly,” about the enslaved Dinwiddie County native who became a seamstress and dress designer, bought her freedom and that of her ...

UR to host author Lawrence Ross

Best-selling author Lawrence Ross will discuss his new book on free speech issues at universities, “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses,” on Tuesday, March 26, at the University of Richmond.

Pharrell launching ‘Something in the Water’ in Va. Beach

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival.