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‘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:

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, ...

2018 year in photos

During the last 12 months, the Free Press has documented life and events in the Richmond area.

Richmond Continentals honor Mayor Stoney, others at annual fundraiser

The Richmond Chapter of the Continental Societies Inc. honored Mayor Levar M. Stoney with its “Champion for Children” Award at the group’s 43rd Annual Elegance in Black & White gala on Dec. 21.

Madam C.J. Walker’s New York estate sold

The New York estate built a century ago by Madam C.J. Walker, a daughter of slaves who made her fortune selling hair care products for black women, has been bought by the owner of Essence magazine and his family.

“What is your wish for the New Year?”

New Year’s is a time for self-reflection and hope, with people opening their hearts and minds with dreams and resolve on how to make the next 365 days better than the past.

Most cherished holiday memories

The memories we create during the holidays with family, friends and loved ones stick with us. The generous spirit of love and compassion gives us hope for our collective future.

Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016 and VSU alumna, keeps it real for VSU fall graduates

Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber, a Virginia State University alumna and captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, provided some valuable life lessons during VSU’s fall commencement, which was held last Saturday at the school’s Multi-Purpose Center.

28th Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival slated for Dec. 29

James Small, a former professor at the City University of New York who is an expert on African and African-American world history and politics, will be the keynote speaker at the 28th Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival on Saturday, Dec. ...

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