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Lawyer and former NFL athlete plays new role in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Richmond native Archie L. Harris Jr., a Washington attorney and actor, has a new role. He plays a police officer in “Wonder Woman 1984,” the superhero sequel that had the highest domestic box office opening since the pandemic closed theaters ...

8th Annual Black Book Expo to feature author talks Feb. 27 and 28

Tables full of new books and an opportunity to meet various authors. Those will be among the highlights of the 8th Annual Black Book Expo this weekend at the Elegba Folklore Society in Downtown and virtually on Facebook Live.

5 honored with annual ‘Strong Men & Women in Virginia History’ award

Dr. Lerla G. Joseph, a Richmond physician and community health advocate, is among five African-American leaders named as this year’s “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History.”

Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s star to shine on Hollywood Walk of Fame

A dream of most people in the movie business is to get a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ruth E. Carter is getting hers this week.

Richmond siblings’ film, ‘Slave Cry,’ to be shown at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

“Slave Cry,” a film by Richmond filmmaker Jai Jamison that stars his sister, Courtney Jamison, will be screened at the 29th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival that runs Feb. 28 through March 14.

Musicians and arts come together for VMFA mural in RVA Community Makers 2021

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will honor five musicians in this year’s RVA Community Makers program celebrating Richmond area artists on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Black History Month events

A variety of events are planned in and around Richmond for Black History Month.

Love Stories

The Free Press proudly presents its annual Valentine’s Day feature sharing the Love Stories of four Richmond area couples.

Black History Month events calendar this week

A variety of events are planned in and around Richmond for Black History Month.

Legend of screen and television Cicely Tyson dies at 96

Actress Cicely Tyson, whose legendary roles portraying the history and humanity of Black people won awards and touched hearts, has died.

Black History Month events calendar 2021

A variety of events are planned in and around Richmond for Black History Month.

Black History Month events calendar 2021

A variety of events are planned in and around Richmond for Black History Month.

VCU names fine arts building after late dean Murry N. DePillars

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts has dedicated its fine arts building to its late dean, Dr. Murry N. DePillars.

Fredericksburg man carries on legacy of James Farmer

Christopher Williams works daily to carry on the legacy of the late civil rights leader James Farmer.

Keep moving forward: VSU panel reflects on Dr. King’s words

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner said the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 directly op- poses all that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for. “Unfortunately a little over a week ago, we saw incredible hordes of thugs ...

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