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30th anniversary of 2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward this weekend

Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Jackson Ward this weekend to enjoy the history, music, food and art of the 30th Annual 2nd Street Festival.

City Councilman Jones proposes to girlfriend — and she said …

Weddings bells will soon ring again for City Councilman Michael J. Jones, 9th District. The full-time pastor of the Village of Faith church recently popped the question to his girlfriend, June Cober, director of promotions for Atlantic Records, and she ...

Wine Women & Shoes benefit Oct. 7

Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation will host Wine Women & Shoes, a fundraising event to help victims of abuse, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa at Short Pump, 12042 W. Broad ...

Personality: Maiesha Hawkins

When you have a vision that exudes sincerity and genuine caring in helping others, people can relate to what it stands for, applaud what you are doing and want to be counted as part of your effort.

Personality: Dr. Peter Henry

People are not born with the desire to be incarcerated or to be on the wrong side of the justice system. In many cases, a person’s circumstances puts them there. But with thousands of people incarcerated each year in Virginia ...

Upscale coffee and wine bar to honor Richmond’s historic black bateaumen

A boatman stands frozen in time on Brown’s Island, pulling a mighty oar and looking into infinity. The 14-foot-high bronze statue, dubbed “The Headman,” pays homage to the enslaved and free black men who used their nautical expertise to steer ...

VCU Jazz Masters to open Richmond Jazz Society series Oct. 9

The VCU Jazz Masters will headline the Richmond Jazz Society’s Guest Educators Concert Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Capital Ale House’s Downtown Music Hall, 623 E. Main St.

CAHN celebrating 20th anniversary of Vernon J. Harris Medical Center

Capital Area Health Network, the nonprofit organization that provides health care to area residents at seven clinics in Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Vernon J. Harris Medical/Dental Center in Church Hill with a gala ...

VUU to launch Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute

Virginia Union University officials are hosting a luncheon Saturday, Sept. 29, celebrating the establishment of the Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute at VUU’s Sydney Lewis School of Business.

Personality: Dr. Shantell D. Lewis

Hearing is one of our most precious gifts, giving us the ability to communicate effectively, which should not be taken for granted.

Emmy Awards still not winning at diversity

“The Proposal.” It was a 2009 movie starring Sandra Bullock, but now will forever be the informal title of the 2018 Emmys telecast, thanks to a memorable romantic gesture from Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss — who summoned the courage during ...

Martha High, backup singer for James Brown, to speak Sept. 22 at Black History Museum

Martha High has stories to tell. The Victoria, Va., native spent more than 30 years singing with “Godfather of Soul” James Brown, the “hardest working man in show business.”

Rally to observe International Day of Peace this Friday

A city group will launch the weekend with a public celebration of diversity and tolerance on Friday, Sept. 21 — officially designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace.

Festival celebrating RPS slated Saturday

A new nonprofit, Support Together Area Youth, or STAY, will host a block party this weekend to celebrate Richmond students, teachers and the positives of the public schools.

Blandford Reunion Parade canceled for 2018

The Blandford Reunion Parade that had been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, in Petersburg has been canceled.