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New 'RVA Illuminates' to kick off holiday season Dec. 6 at Kanawha Plaza

It’s the most wonderful and magical time of the year, as dazzling and brightly colored displays and holiday festivities take over the city.

Area teachers win R.E.B. Awards

Six teachers with Richmond Public Schools have been recognized with 2019 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence totaling more than $64,000.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at Richmond Forum

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is slated to speak in March at the Richmond Forum.

Soul Santa returns Dec. 7 and 14 to Black History Museum

Soul Santa is returning to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and again on Saturday, Dec. 14.

No need to be alone with area Thanksgiving dinner programs

The holiday season has begun. Thanksgiving, a time for family, friends and fellowship, is upon us. But it can also be a stressful and lonely time for many. Several Richmond area organizations are helping by providing free Thanksgiving dinners to ...

Mr. Sailor, Ms. Simms wed

C.J. Sailor was on the campaign trail with Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie in 2017 when they made a campaign stop at Southern Kitchen restaurant. That’s when the statewide director of coalitions for the Gillespie campaign spied Chelsea Simms, who ...

Vocalist Rene Marie looking forward to RVA 'homecoming' with RJS

Virginia born and internationally acclaimed vocalist René Marie will perform as part of the Richmond Jazz Society’s Guest Educators Concert Series on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at The Capitol Ale House Downtown Music Hall, 623 E. Main St.

Shockoe Bottom's slave history to be subject of symposium Dec. 7

Fans of African-American history will be offered an all-day feast of information about Shockoe Bottom on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St.

America's last slave ship could offer a case for reparations

Alabama steamship owner Timothy Meaher financed the last slave vessel that brought African captives to the United States, and he came out of the Civil War a wealthy man.

Fashion's LaQuan Smith embraces the champagne lifestyle

LaQuan Smith is all about the champagne lifestyle — bubbly, luxurious and, especially when it comes to the women’s clothes he creates, sexy.

AIDS docudrama to be presented Nov. 24

“Voices from Richmond’s Hidden Epidemic,” a docudrama based on the oral histories of people living with HIV/AIDS, will be presented at noon Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Richmond Triangle Players’ Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Ave.

Author: British Museum wold's largest receiver of stolen goods

An outspoken human rights lawyer is calling for European and U.S. institutions to return treasures taken from subjugated peoples by “conquerors or colonial masters.”

Don't let 'holiday heart syndrome' ruin your holidays

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, emergency room visits and hospital admissions for acute illnesses tend to spike. While the holidays are a joyous time when friends and family gather to celebrate the season, there can be significant health dangers ...

'16 Bars' documentary from the Richmond Justice Center opens Nov. 14

It already has been seen in Charlottesville, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Now, a 94-minute documentary is finally set to debut in Richmond about four current and former inmates and their personal stories told through music at the ...

Hopewell assistant principal wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Ryan Sykes, an assistant principal at Carter G. Woodson Middle School in Hopewell, was surprised with the $25,000 Milken Educator Award during an assembly Nov. 6 at the school.

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