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Gov. Northam speaks at VUU Community Leaders Breakfast

Gov. Ralph S. Northam addressed the 41st Annual Community Leaders Breakfast last Friday honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a message of valuing Virginia’s diversity and the collective responsibility of supporting each other as the state ...

Personality: Dr. Michael L.W. Moore

Legendary civil rights leader Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker wanted his legacy to center on educational opportunities for generations to come. The Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Educational Foundation is the vehicle to perpetuate his lasting dream and provides scholarships for underserved ...

Area commemorations honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A host of speeches and events will take place starting this week honoring the legacy and memory of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

24th Annual Freedom Classic Festival this weekend

The 24th Annual Freedom Classic Festival gets underway this week with family-friendly activities celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

‘The Art of Freedom’ exhibit to open at Black History Museum

“The Art of Freedom,” a new exhibit opening Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, will feature more than 60 works by African-American artists expressing their meaning of freedom.

Personality: Julie E. McConnell

Julie Ellen McConnell has always fought for the rights of the underprivileged and underserved — first as a public defender and now in defense of children in the court system. She was honored recently for her efforts as a legal ...

‘Green Book’ snags top awards at Golden Globes

“Green Book,” the film about the segregation-era concert tour of a black jazz pianist and his white chauffeur to the South, took top honors Sunday night at the annual Golden Globe Awards show.

Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell files for divorce

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has filed for divorce from his wife of 42 years. Mr. McDonnell confirmed earlier this week that he filed the paperwork. He declined to comment further.

Pottery, films premiere at Pine Camp Jan. 11

A new exhibit opening at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 11, will feature two student-made movies and new pottery created at the community arts center at 4901 Old Brook Road.

Remove or keep a statue? South Africa also debates painful legacy

A hulking statue of a late 19th century white leader, with a cane and top hat, has been a flashpoint for cultural conflict in South Africa for years. Black protesters threw paint on it. White supporters rallied around it. Authorities ...

Our foremost wishes for 2019

With the start of 2019, the Richmond Free Press invited select state and city officials and leaders to share their foremost wishes for the new year. Here are their responses:

Personality: Glenwood W. Burley

Retired Richmind Patrolman Glenwood W. Burley is dedicated to boosting one of Richmond’s time-honored police traditions — the mounted police patrol.

Noted NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, at 100, writing her autobiography

Retired NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who turned 100 last summer, has waited long enough to tell her own story.

Alvin Ailey troupe marks 60th anniversary

It was March 1958 when an African-American dancer named Alvin Ailey, then making his living on the Broadway stage, gathered up a group of fellow dancers and presented a one-night show of his own works.

NPS eyeing space for civil rights monuments in Mississippi

The National Park Service, which manages the country’s national parks and many of its national monuments, is studying a location or locations throughout Mississippi to place a monument or monuments to tell the state’s complicated and violent civil rights history, ...