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‘Work for a cause and not for applause,’ VSU graduates told

Virginia State University graduates received a lesson in delayed gratification last weekend before the 2017 Fall Commencement held Sunday in the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.

Tavis Smiley to bring stage presentation to city

As America commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death next year, Richmond will celebrate the civil rights icon’s life and legacy with a multimedia stage presentation by PBS broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley.

Lighted boat parade Saturday highlights yuletide events

The yuletide fun continues in Richmond this weekend with the 25th Annual James River Parade of Lights in which boaters decorate and light their watercraft and parade down the James River.

Downtown to light up Friday with 33rd Annual Grand Illumination

Christmas bells will ring, carolers will sing and Santa will arrive on his sleigh during holiday events this week in Downtown. Hundreds of people of all ages are expected at the 33rd Annual Grand Illumination at the James Center, a ...

Soul Santa arrives Saturday at Black History Museum

Soul Santa will spend two Saturdays at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson Ward. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 9, Soul Santa will listen to children’s holiday wishes ...

VUU winter concert Nov. 30

The Virginia Union University Choir and the VUU Community Orchestra will present its free winter concert, “Christmas at Virginia Union University 2017, The Miracle on Lombardy Street III,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Coburn Hall on the campus, ...

College student feels new confidence with guide dog

La’Teia Randolph is extra thankful this year. The blind Richmonder now has a guide dog to help her get around — Della, a 2-year-old female Labrador retriever.

New Barbie in hijab modeled after U.S. Olympic fencer

The Barbie doll has come a long way since her introduction in 1959. The latest version of Mattel’s popular doll is wearing a hijab and fencing outfit. The doll is made in the likeness of Ibtihaj Muhammad, the U.S. Olympic ...

AKA’s PROC Beautillion to present 7

Seven young men will be presented at the 23rd Annual PROC Beautillion on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

New links close family story for Richmond teacher

LaTonia Tandalet Dean was reunited with her birth mother a few weeks ago, and now she finally has made contact with her biological father.

Ella Fitzgerald talk Nov. 19 at The Valentine

Dr. John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit, “Ella Fitzgerald at 100,” will talk about the late jazz artist’s life and career during a free program 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St. ...

New fund set up to preserve African-American historical sites

A new $25 million fund is being set up through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help ensure that historical sites important to African-American history are no longer endangered.

Thanksgiving food, fellowship at area meal programs

A new $25 million fund is being set up through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help ensure that historical sites important to African-American history are no longer endangered.

Salacious FBI file on Dr. King shows extent to which agency tried to discredit him

A newly released secret FBI dossier on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alleges that the noted civil rights leader was “a slow thinker” who had ties to the Community Party, used the Southern Christian Leadership Council as “a tax dodge,” ...

InLight Richmond Friday night

Richmond’s biggest light show returns to Downtown on Friday, Nov. 3, as part of the First Friday’s art walk. Dubbed InLight Richmond, the free, public event is 7 p.m. to midnight and will feature sculptures, videos, performances and other creative ...

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