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The coronavirus pandemic may have slowed or closed some businesses, but it hasn’t dampened the community spirit of merchants in the 300 block of North 2nd Street in Jackson Ward.

Kym Grinnage, seven others inducted into Virginia Communications Hall of Fame

Kym Grinnage, vice president and general manager of WWBT-TV NBC12, is among eight media professionals inducted March 26 into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.

Visit museums, gardens and historical sites in Richmond and the world online

Richmond area museums are offering on- line activities, virtual tours and resources to youngsters and families as schools are out for the rest of the academic year and museums and other public venues have been closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Selma Online offers free civil rights lessons amid virus

The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 led to police violence against peaceful African-American demonstrators. The police beatings on what became known as “Bloody Sunday” generated anger across the nation 55 years ago ...

Boosting the immune system to ward off coronavirus

Medical experts say the coronavirus can particularly impact people age 60 and older, those with underlying medical conditions and whose immune systems may be compromised. A major question, then, is what can people do to boost their immune systems?

Former prosecutor files lawsuit over Central Park 5 series

Within one week, former Manhattan prosecutor Linda Fairstein has filed and lost a libel suit against Netflix and film director Ava DuVernay over her portrayal in the streaming service’s limited series about the Exonerated (formerly Central Park) Five case, which ...

Netflix's 'Self Made' tells story of America's first female millionaire

Madam C.J. Walker may be one of America’s most successful “pull yourself up by your own bootstrap” stories, but many people have never heard of her. However, that’s changing, thanks to the recent release of a Netflix limited series starring ...

Award-winning screenwriter Kevin Willmott to show films at James River Film Festival

Kevin Willmott has a great story to share with Richmonders when he arrives next week for the James River Film Festival RVA.

15th Annual Richmond History Makers recognized

The Valentine, the museum of Richmond history, presented its 15th Annual Richmond History Makers awards to individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the capital city Tuesday during a ceremony at Virginia Union University.

RPS Fine Arts Festival March 14 at Huguenot High

The artistic creativity of Richmond Public Schools students will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Huguenot High School, host of the annual RPS Fine Arts Festival of visual arts, music, dance and theater.

Dr. Fania Davis to speak on education and justice March 12

Dr. Fania Davis, co-founder of the Restorative Justice of Oakland Youth in California, will be the keynote speaker at a community forum on equity in education 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby ...

Enrichmond unveils $18.6M master plan for Evergreen Cemetery

Historic Evergreen Cemetery would be transformed into an outdoor college of African- American history and culture if the nonprofit that now owns the burial ground in the city’s East End can pull it off.

3-day AfroEconomics Financial Freedom Fest starts Friday

Want to start a business? Get a better handle on family finances? Find out about investing?

Former Gov. Wilder to mark his historic inauguration's 30th anniversary at VUU

A daylong leadership symposium honoring the 30th anniversary of the inauguration of former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, the nation’s first African-American elected governor, will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Virginia Union University’s Claude G. ...

60th Anniversary

On Feb. 22, 1960, more than 200 Virginia Union University students protested the whites- only policy at the restaurant and lunch counter at Thalhimers department store in Downtown, challenging its segregationist dining policy in solidarity with similar student efforts taking ...

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