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Bryson Bruce goes deep to play Thomas Jefferson in 'Hamilton'

The last thing on a black actor’s bucket list is to be cast as a white slave owner and Founding Father in a Broadway hit play. But that’s exactly what Bryson Bruce is doing.

AKA's PROC Foundation to present 5 young men

Five young men from area high schools will be presented at the 25th Annual PROC Beautillion on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

'Harriet' movie tells unvarnished story of need to 'live free or die'

For a nation built on truth, Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist, freedom fighter and ex-slave, should have the acclaim of a Paul Revere or Patrick Henry, whose courageous lines “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” guided the American Revolution.

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates deconstructs power: 'The South won the war of aesthetics'

Author and Maryland native Ta-Nehisi Coates visited Richmond last week to discuss emancipation and to promote his New York Times best-seller, “The Water Dancer.”

Honoring Dorothy I. Height

It took seven months, but a second state history marker was unveiled Sunday honoring civil rights icon the late Dorothy I. Height, a Richmond native.

The Wizards of Magic to perform Friday

“The Wizards of Magic” will take people of all ages on a magical journey during two shows Friday, Nov. 1, at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, 4901 Old Brook Road.

Comedian Dave Chappelle honored with Mark Twain Prize

Dave Chappelle has built a career on pushing boundaries and challenging social conventions. But his greatest act of defiance may have come Sunday night at Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Richmond selected for national health survey

If you’ve found yourself watching your child’s toothpaste use because you’ve heard too much can damage tooth enamel, you’re familiar with the work of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The initiative recently began its research into the health ...

Wine Women & Shoes fundraiser Oct. 27

“Wine Women & Shoes,” the annual fundraiser to benefit the Bon Secours’ Forensic Nursing Program, will be held 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump, 12042 W. Broad St.

Inaugural Pan-African International Festival of Culture & Unity slated for Oct. 27

A new festival promoting ties with Africa will be held in the Richmond area. “A Day 4 Africa!,” the inaugural Pan-African International Festival of Culture & Unity, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, on the ...

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Area residents are encouraged to get rid of unused or expired medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Summit provides resources, highlights needs of trans people of color

Hundreds of transgender people and their allies gathered last Saturday in Richmond for a 'trans conference' focused on providing resources to the LGBTQ community.

Queen Latifah: A day of empowerment with a 'get out the vote' message

There was unity around one message in Richmond on Tuesday among a diverse crowd of more than 1,000 women: Empowerment.

VUU President Lucas to be inaugurated during homecoming week

Virginia Union University is officially inaugurating Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, its 13th president and chief executive officer, at a ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Downtown.

VSU celebrates homecoming this weekend

Virginia State University is celebrating its homecoming this weekend with a bevy of activities, including a jazz concert, golf tournament and comedy show.

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