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Markers to honor late city native Dorothy I. Height on March 24

Dorothy Irene Height left segregated Richmond at age 5 and went on to earn national recognition as a civil rights and women’s rights activist who devoted her life to uplifting people.

Richmond Raceway will host first eSports event

Rocket-powered cars are coming to the Richmond Raceway, but they’re not racing — they’re playing soccer.

Documentary on African-American men and mental health Saturday

Black men’s mental health is spotlighted in a documentary film being screened this weekend in Richmond.

Youth Matter Showcase wraps up youth violence Prevention Week activities

A Youth Matter Showcase, presented from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Pine Camp Cultural Arts and Community Center, will help round out the 2nd Annual Youth Violence Prevention Week coordinated by Richmond’s Youth Violence Prevention Coalition and ...

2019 Richmond History Makers honored

Five people and two organizations were honored Tuesday as the 2019 Richmond History Makers by The Valentine and the Capital Region Collaborative.

28th Annual Southern Women’s Show March 22-24 at Richmond Raceway Complex

The 28th Annual Southern Women’s Show is coming to Richmond with fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, celebrity appearances and exhibitors offering information, products and services, including boutiques with the latest styles, trendy jewelry, home décor, gourmet treats, health and fitness and ...

Elizabeth Keckly documentary screening March 23 at BHM

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is screening the documentary, “The Life and Times of Elizabeth Keckly,” about the enslaved Dinwiddie County native who became a seamstress and dress designer, bought her freedom and that of her ...

UR to host author Lawrence Ross

Best-selling author Lawrence Ross will discuss his new book on free speech issues at universities, “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses,” on Tuesday, March 26, at the University of Richmond.

Pharrell launching ‘Something in the Water’ in Va. Beach

Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival.

Community paint party Saturday for Maggie Walker Murals

A community paint party to create murals inside the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the school, 1000 N. Lombardy St., it has been announced.

2nd Annual Richmond Children’s Business Fair Saturday

Young entrepreneurs who have created a product or service will show off their wares at the 2nd Annual Richmond Children’s Business Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 W. Broad St.

Richmond Black Restaurant Experience starts serving it up Sunday

The city is set to celebrate and consume a wide range of culinary delights during the Richmond Black Restaurant Experience.

7 recognized at UR’s inaugural Black Excellence Gala

Five students, a faculty member and an administrator at the University of Richmond were celebrated for achievements during the school’s inaugural Black Excellence Gala held at the campus last Saturday.

Diversity a big winner at 91st Academy Awards

Filmmaker Spike Lee won his first competitive Oscar Sunday night at the 91st Annual Academy Awards that was awash in historic wins for diversity, including awards for Ryan Coogler’s superhero sensation “Black Panther,” Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white personal epic “Roma” and ...

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting teens, posts $100,000 bail

Grammy-winning R&B star R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a woman in alleged incidents dating back to 1998, weeks after a television documentary leveled new accusations against him.

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