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Celebrating 150th anniversary of Jackson Ward

Hundreds of people gathered in Jackson Ward last Saturday for “Illuminating Legacies: Giles B. Jackson Day,” the kickoff of The JXN Project’s celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of Jackson Ward. Known as the “Black Wall Street,” Jackson Ward was a ...

Area commencements will be mix of in-person and virtual celebrations

Universities and colleges throughout the Richmond area have announced commencement plans designed to keep people safe while allowing for graduates and their families to celebrate.

Mustang Club revs engines to mark classic car’s 57th birthday, service award

Thomas Victory and the Victory 7 Mustang Club are celebrating a birthday on April 17 — the 57th birthday of the Ford Mustang.

Rapper DMX dies at 50

DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family ...

’Emancipation’ project leaves Georgia over voter suppression laws

Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have pulled production of their runaway slave drama “Emancipation” from Georgia over the state’s recently enacted law restricting voting access.

‘Bridgerton’ heartthrob leaves show, breaks hearts

News that “Bridgerton” heartthrob Regé-Jean Page would not be returning to the Netflix hit show for season 2 set the internet aflame recently.

‘Scoop There It Is!’ Nicci Carr now a star for GEICO

“French vanilla, rocky road, chocolate, peanut butter, cookie dough. Scoop, there it is. Scoop, there it is. Shaka-laka-chaka-laka-chaka-laka.”

Rapper DMX remains on life support

Supporters and family of the rapper DMX chanted his name and offered prayers Monday outside the New York hospital where he remains on life support.

Eddie Murphy, LeBron James feted during 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards

Eddie Murphy was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame at the organization’s show that highlighted works by entertainers and athletes of color.

Pharrell’s cousin shot and killed by Virginia Beach Police

Virginia Beach native and Grammy Award-winning musician Pharrell Williams said Monday night that his cousin, Donovon Lynch, 25, was killed by police during a chaotic night of violence in the oceanfront city last Friday.

Celebrating 103

Juliette Stephens Hamilton doesn’t mind telling her age. At 103, it’s a reason to celebrate.

Comedian Micah ‘Bam-Bamm’ White celebrates 25 years in the business with benefit show

For two and a half decades, Micah “Bam- Bamm” White has been using his comedic talent to contribute to the Richmond community.

Pandemic art: Prettying up the walls for Zoom calls

If you’ve been watching experts and commentators appearing on television from their homes, their increased attention to decor might look familiar: In the early days of lockdown, they, like many of us, sat in front of blank white walls, while ...

Illinois city 1st in U.S. to offer Black residents reparations

Using tax money from the sale of recreational marijuana, the Chicago suburb of Evanston has become the first U.S. city to make reparations available to its Black residents for past discrimination and the lingering effects of slavery.

Beyonce makes history with 28th Grammy Award; whole family wins, too

Queen Bey is the Queen of the Grammys now.

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