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Hair straightening products contain potentially toxic mix

Hair products used primarily by African-American women and children contain a host of hazardous chemicals, a new study shows.

Personality: Bunny Sumner Young

Bunny Sumner Young’s journey with service animals started when she was a teenager. “I was 14 years old when I was diagnosed with a heart condition. And at 17, I had a doctor that recommended that I get a service ...

Black History Museum hosts Aug. 4 talk on free blacks in Richmond and Petersburg

Historical researcher, author and curator Elvatrice Belsches will talk about the lives and travails of free African-Americans in Richmond and Petersburg during a presentation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, ...

Smithfield Foods closing last smokehouse

Smithfield Foods is closing the last smokehouse that creates the genuine Smithfield ham ­— the signature product of a Virginia town of 8,300 people.

Personality: giovanni singleton

Inspired by African-American spirit writing, jazz and gospel music and the support of family, a locally grown poet’s discovery and love of writing and the arts led to a prestigious national literary award.

Maggie Walker birthday celebrations draw intimate crowds a year after statue dedication

More than a hundred people took to the cobblestone streets of Jackson Ward last Saturday to celebrate the life and accomplishments of the late Richmond businesswoman and icon Maggie L. Walker.

Brookland Park Community Celebration

The Brookland Park Community Celebration returns this weekend.

‘The Mere Distinction of Colour,’ Montpelier exhibition, honored

The historic home of President James Madison is winning national recognition for telling the story of enslaved people who once lived at the Orange County property.

Christmas in July: Boat parade Saturday on James

A flotilla of lighted boats will parade down the James River this weekend.

Personality: Dr. Faith B. Harris

Dr. Faith B. Harris is a 21st century example of “hands-on earthly faith.”

Maggie Walker birthday celebrations set for Saturday

The National Park Service and the City of Richmond are hosting celebrations Saturday, July 14, honoring the 154th birthday of Richmond icon and businesswoman Maggie L. Walker.

‘Souls Grown Deep’ exhibition highlights VMFA acquisition of African-American works

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts invites Richmond area residents to view 34 pieces of work by black artists and reflect on cultural contributions by African-Americans in a first-of-its-kind exhibition under the purview of Valerie Cassel Oliver.

Black History Museum offers free music video class for students

Stand by … lights … camera … action! Middle and high school students can help create a music video during a six-week session at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.

Henry L. Marsh III book signing July 21 at Black History Museum

Civil rights attorney Henry L. Marsh III will talk and sign copies of his book, “The Memoirs of Hon. Henry L. Marsh III,” 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. ...

Trademark Band celebrates 25th anniversary with Dogwood Dell performance July 15

In 1993, James Carson Jr. brought a musical revue of ’60s and ’70s music to the Dogwood Dell stage as part of the annual summer Festival of Arts.