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Downtown illumination Dec. 4 to kick off the holiday

Downtown will light up for the holidays with the annual RVA Illuminates celebration this Friday, Dec. 4.

Harvard elects first Black male student body leader

A 20-year-old from Mississippi has be- come the first Black man elected student body president at Harvard.

Richmond family grateful through Thanksgiving changes

Thanksgiving 2020 will be very different for the Shaw family, like many others across the Commonwealth and the nation.

President Obama’s memoir off to record-setting sales start

Former President Barack Obama’s memoir, “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the United States and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.

Malcolm X bio wins National Book Award

Tamara Payne and her late father Les Payne’s Malcolm X biography, “The Dead Are Arising,” has won the National Book Award for nonfiction.

Ken Jennings to be first interim host on ‘Jeopardy!’

“Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next week.

Singer Bobby Brown’s son found dead at L.A. home

Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. He was 28.

Daphne Maxwell Reid rejoins cast for ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reunion

Actress Daphne Maxwell Reid recently joined the cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” for a reunion show airing this week, 30 years after the popular TV sitcom premiered in 1990.

Comedian Sinbad recovering from stroke

The family of Sinbad says the comedian-actor is recovering from a recent stroke.

Affirmative action hits Brazil’s runways

Bold styles are usually the talk of the town for Sao Paulo Fashion Week. This year, cou- ture connoisseurs in Brazil’s most cosmopolitan city have focused on the models—more specifically, the color of their skin.

13th Annual InLight Richmond exhibition starts Nov. 12

The 1708 Gallery is again showcasing local light-based artwork across the city as part of its 13th annual InLight Richmond exhibition.

Model Railroad Show slated for Nov. 27-29 at Science Museum of Va.

The Science Museum of Virginia is hosting its 43rd Annual Model Railroad Show Friday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 29, featuring six different train displays of scaled locomotives riding through intricate landscapes and miniature cities.

Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. among inductees into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In a normal year, the newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class would have hit the stage to perform the well-known songs that made them famous and helped them enter the prestigious organization. Not in 2020.

Barrier-breaking golfer Lee Elder being honored by the Masters with scholarship

In a year marked by racial injustice, Augusta National announced Monday it would honor Lee Elder with two scholar- ships in his name at Paine College and an honorary tee shot next year for the first Black player in the ...

NFL star Russell Wilson and celebrity wife Ciara fund Seattle area charter school

SEATTLE - Seattle Seahawks football star and former Richmonder Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school — though the celebrity couple say they’re not focused on the politically ...

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