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Get out! … Jordan Peele makes history with Academy Award

Film writer and director Jordan Peele made history Sunday night when he took home the Academy Award for best original screenplay for his thought-provoking movie on race in America, “Get Out.”

Personality: Gwendolyn D. Douglas

For the 10th year, the Cavalier Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is celebrating Women’s History Month with Hattitude RVA — “Hats Off to Women” Awards Luncheon, a salute to the accomplishments of area women.

RVA Night League for Safer Streets builds life skills, relationships along with basketball

RVA Night League for Safer Streets is set to start its second season of night basketball with more jumps shots and lifestyle workshops.

Richmond Symphony to sponsor music festivals throughout city

The Richmond Symphony is collaborating with the City of Richmond and civic organizations to produce community festivals under the Big Tent project starting this spring.

Personality: Amy ‘MiMi’ Wentz

Amy “MiMi” Wentz believes Richmond should be on the map for its dynamic and diverse dining scene. “We (Richmonders) also must make sure that everyone knows that we have some amazing minority-owned businesses — an important part of that big ...

‘Black Panther’ pounces on box office

“Black Panther,” the Disney and Marvel Studios’ epic superhero film featuring a largely African-American cast and director, is blowing away audiences and box offices, raking in record amounts from its opening weekend while gaining praise from former First Lady Michelle ...

Looking back, looking forward

A sense of dignity emanates from the faces peering out of the searing, black and white photos mounted in the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia’s upstairs exhibition space.

‘Pocahontas’ comes to Va.

More than 400 years after Pocahontas’ burial at St. George’s Church in Gravesend, England, near the mouth of the River Thames, the Pocahontas Project will honor and tell her real life story.

Martin Luther King III brings message of hope to VCU

Be guided by your dreams, not distracted by your fears. This was the message that Martin Luther King III offered to students, faculty and the community during his talk Sunday evening at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Personality: Tim Seibles

Tim Seibles’ love affair with writing began at an early age. As he grew up in Philadelphia, his mother, Barbara Seibles, didn’t believe he was wildly talented, but encouraged him to write because it would be a good talent to ...

7 African-Americans honored for ‘2018 Strong Men & Strong Women in Virginia History’

Seven outstanding African-American leaders were celebrated during the sixth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program Feb. 7 at a Downtown hotel.

Martin Luther King III to speak Feb.18 at VCU

Martin Luther King III, son of the slain civil rights leader and Coretta Scott King, will speak 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Commonwealth Ballroom in the University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave.

Hip-hop panel Feb.19 at UR

Richmond-based hip-hop artist Mad Skillz and music producer Hank Shocklee, who has produced albums for Public Enemy, LL Cool J, EPMD and others, will be featured at a University of Richmond panel on hip-hop.

Personality: Rashad J. Seaborne

African-American teens are avid learners, like to learn and are America’s future. We all just have to be good human beings and know how to respect and treat others

Love stories

The Free Press proudly presents its annual Valentine’s Day feature. It shares the love stories of four Richmond area couples.