Love Stories

Neither of us attended graduate school with the intentions of finding a soulmate, but that’s the thing about love — it doesn’t much care about your plans.

5 African-American leaders recognized as 'Strong Men & Women in Virginia History'

Five African-American leaders, including a retired judge, NASA scientist and inventor and a former NFL player, were honored during the eighth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program Feb. 6 at a Downtown hotel.

Events celebrating Black History continues

The celebration of Black History Month continues through February around the area.

'Hair Love' gives color to Oscar winners list

A touching story about an African-American father trying to do his daughter’s hair for the first time is an Oscar winner.

Honoring a civil rights pioneer

More than 100 people were present last Saturday for the dedication of a state historical marker in Gloucester County’s Hayes community honoring the late Irene A. Morgan and her actions to battle racial segregation.

Soulidifly to launch free TV streaming service Feb. 14

Richmond-based Soulidifly Productions is jumping into TV streaming. Already turning out movies, children’s books and a monthly magazine, the black-owned company will launch an array of largely original programming on its own service, SoulVision.

'Virginians You Need to Know' lectures Feb. 8, March 21 at Main Library

Researcher, author and lecturer Elvatrice Belsches will speak about “Virginians You Need to Know” at a two-part lecture series at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Li- brary, 101 E. Franklin St.

Marking time and history

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture selected 20 women to re-create a 1915 photograph of suffragists taken at ...

A month of events celebrating Black History

The vision for Black History Month 2020 will be a plethora of events including films, speakers and panel workshops at area venues, churches, schools and museums.

Jackson Ward resident starting Wall of Love to help those in need

Richmond is about to join the Walls of Love movement that seeks to provide basic necessities to the homeless and needy without any questions or judgments.

Louis Draper exhibition, 'Working Together,' opens Feb. 1 at VMFA

A new exhibit focusing on the photography of late Henrico County native Louis Draper and other photographers he worked with in New York will open Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

Grammys not just about the music

The Grammy Awards wasn’t just about the music Sunday night. The show opened with a dedication to basketball icon Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter accident earlier in the day and whose Los Angeles Lakers team has its home ...

Slavery museum in Liverpool aims to confront painful legacy

carlet shackles sit peacefully on display in front of a sad, gray backdrop. The now rusted leg irons once locked human ankles during 18th century voyages from Africa to some European port, then to the Americas. Who the shackles held ...

Speakers herald progress ahead at VUU's 42nd Annual Community Leaders Breakfast

Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, the first woman and first Jewish speaker in the 401-year history of the Virginia House of Delegates, offered a message about the value of inclusion, diversity and progress at Virginia Union University’s 42nd Annual Community Leaders Breakfast ...

Gov. Northam acknowledges his own uncomfortable truths

Nearly a year after public revelations of racist photos published on his medical school yearbook page, Gov. Ralph S. Northam offered a mea culpa at Virginia Union University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Breakfast and acknowledged the lessons ...