Help for women in addiction to expand with new CARITAS center in South Side

In a bit more than two months, Richmond will have a new shelter and treatment center for women struggling with addiction and homelessness.

Former Negro League Baseball players to highlight MJBL’s Bonds Symposium

Two former players with Negro League Baseball will speak on a virtual panel as part of the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s annual Bobby Bonds Symposium.

Exhibit on 1920s Richmond opening at The Valentine

Upheaval was in the air. Forget today.

Maggie L. Walker 156th birthday events starting July 11

The National Park Service is hosting a range of activities to celebrate the 156th birthday of Maggie L. Walker, the first African-American woman in the nation to charter a bank and become its president.

Arthur Ashe Jr. birthday work day set for Saturday at Woodland Cemetery

The Woodland Cemetery Volunteers are holding a work day this weekend at the historic African-American cemetery in honor of the birthday of the late Arthur Ashe Jr., who is buried there.

Personality: Timothy O. Mallory

It all started in first grade— sort of. In 2011, a father was invited by one of his son’s elementary schoolteachers to join a volunteer organization focused on providing African-American boys in fifth through 12th grade with mentors and positive ...

Black History Museum reopening July 14

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is reopening Tuesday, July 14, with a new set of guidelines in the wake of COVID-19.

Flying Squirrels going Hollywood with ‘Movies in the Outfield’ at The Diamond

With the baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus, The Diamond will take on a new look on Thursday and Saturday nights this summer by showing family films beach-blanket style on the field.

Turmoil at EBONY and Essence magazines prompts changes at top

EBONY and Essence magazines are in trouble.

Faculty votes to drop Lee name from Washington & Lee University

Faculty at Washington and Lee University voted on Monday to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the school.

Personality: Demetrius W. Frazier

In the wake of the murder of Philando Castile by a St. Anthony, Minn., police officer in 2016, Demetrius W. Frazier was among many searching for answers to this tragedy. Mr. Frazier, along with Lance Adams, turned to literature as ...

Arthur Ashe’s life story coming to the big screen

The life of legendary tennis great and local hometown hero Arthur Ashe Jr. will be told in a film by an Oscar-winning writer and an Indian movie producer and former international tennis competitor who once played Mr. Ashe and lost.

NASA names D.C. headquarters for engineer Mary W. Jackson of ‘Hidden Figures’ fame

The early African-American women at NASA will not be hidden anymore.

Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took center stage at the BET Awards on Sunday, the first Black celebrity event since recent nationwide mass protests broke out over systemic racism.

Personality: William ‘Danny’ Robinson

During the COVID-19 pandemic that has thrust thousands of Virginians into joblessness and unemployment assistance providing some but not total relief, the need for food aid has rarely been greater. Fortunately, this is where Feed More, led by board chairman ...