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New AKA chapter to be chartered for Henrico, New Kent and Charles City

In January 1993, Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan scored the 20,000th point of his career with the National Basketball Association, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed in all 50 states for the first time and the Tau Phi ...

Tamela and David Mann to bring concert-comedy tour to city Friday

If you are a fan of award-winning gospel singer Tamela Mann, you may know that her 2012 song, “Take Me to the King,” went platinum, selling more than 1 million copies.

Documentary film director to speak at VCU

Ezra Edelman, director of the Oscar-winning documentary “O.J.: Made in America,” will discuss the topics of race and celebrity covered in the made-for-TV film at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Grace Street Theater, 904 W. Grace ...

Lecture on native artist Benjamin Wigfall set for April 28

When Benjamin Wigfall was a high school student in Richmond, his view as he walked from 27th Street in Church Hill each morning to Armstrong High School included smoke billowing from the chimneys of industrial buildings.

Exploring Educational Reform topic of speaker series

The founding executive director of Teach for America in Washington state will open the 2017 Lora M. Robins Speakers Series on Exploring Educational Reform.

Morehouse Debate Team wins big at North American Championship

It was more like a sequel to the film “The Great Debaters” recently as the Morehouse College Debate Team reigned supreme at the 2016-17 Lafayette Debates North American Championship in Washington.

Police investigation into Prince’s death turns up opioids throughout his house

Police investigating the death a year ago of pop star Prince found numerous opioids scattered around his home, but appear not to have identified where or who supplied the dose of fentanyl that caused his death, according to court documents ...

Nikki Giovanni to speak at VUU

Poet Nikki Giovanni, winner of seven NAACP Image Awards, a National Book Award finalist and Grammy Award nominee, will be the keynote speaker for the Virginia Union University Undergraduate Conference on Research in the Humanities and Beyond, at noon Friday, ...

Maymont, Easter on Parade this weekend

The blooms of daffodils and cherry blossoms indicate the arrival of spring and, with it, anticipation of Easter begins to build.

NASA great Katherine Johnson to address HU grads

Katherine G. Johnson, the retired NASA mathematician who was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the recent movie “Hidden Figures,” will deliver the commencement address for Hampton University.

Photographer Louis Draper’s work to be preserved by VMFA

The work of photographer Louis Draper, a Henrico County native who moved to New York City in 1957 to explore his passion, is internationally regarded for documenting the everyday lives of African-Americans and notable leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.

Nonprofit hosts 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration on April 8

Putting Communities Together Inc. will host its 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Blackwell Community Center, 300 E. 15th St.

‘Just Mercy’ author to speak April 12 at VCU

Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” will speak 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St.- Mr. Stevenson’s visit is sponsored by the Focused Inquiry faculty of ...

VSU president tells vision for ‘opportunity university’ at investiture

The mood was light and upbeat, hopeful yet determined at the investiture service last Friday for Dr. Makola M. Abdullah, Virginia State University’s 14th president. “I first met him … as a dashiki-wearing dude from Chicago,” said Dr. Henry Lewis, ...

Carillon event to commemorate 100th anniversary of World War I

The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission will recognize the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I with an event Thursday, April 6, at Richmond’s WWI memorial — the Carillon in Byrd Park. ...

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