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First Lady Michelle Obama premieres podcast with first guest – her husband

Former First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off her new podcast on Wednesday with a familiar guest — her husband, former President Obama.

Beyonce’s new ‘Black Is King’ premieres July 31

Social media is buzzing in anticipation of Beyoncé’s new visual album, “Black Is King,” that premieres Thursday, July 31, on Disney+.

July 1 was red-letter day for former inmate Rojai Fentress

Rojai Fentress, arrested in 1996 on a murder charge when he was just 16 years old, woke up on July 1 at the Augusta Correctional Center as inmate No. 1038804.

Oprah’s O magazine to end monthly print editions after 20 years

O, The Oprah Magazine is ending its regular monthly print editions with the December issue after 20 years of publication.

Tearful, rambling Kanye West launches presidential campaign

In his first rally for his last-minute presidential campaign, rapper Kanye West ranted against abortion and pornography, argued policy with attendees and at one point broke down in tears during rambling remarks Sunday at a Charleston, S.C., wedding venue and ...

Ashe statue to stay put

On Richmond’s Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one noticeably different: A monument to hometown tennis legend and human rights activist Arthur Ashe Jr.

2020 Festival of Arts goes online with live virtual performances

The coronavirus can’t stop the show.

Help for women in addiction to expand with new CARITAS center in South Side

In a bit more than two months, Richmond will have a new shelter and treatment center for women struggling with addiction and homelessness.

Former Negro League Baseball players to highlight MJBL’s Bonds Symposium

Two former players with Negro League Baseball will speak on a virtual panel as part of the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s annual Bobby Bonds Symposium.

Exhibit on 1920s Richmond opening at The Valentine

Upheaval was in the air. Forget today.

Maggie L. Walker 156th birthday events starting July 11

The National Park Service is hosting a range of activities to celebrate the 156th birthday of Maggie L. Walker, the first African-American woman in the nation to charter a bank and become its president.

Arthur Ashe Jr. birthday work day set for Saturday at Woodland Cemetery

The Woodland Cemetery Volunteers are holding a work day this weekend at the historic African-American cemetery in honor of the birthday of the late Arthur Ashe Jr., who is buried there.

Black History Museum reopening July 14

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is reopening Tuesday, July 14, with a new set of guidelines in the wake of COVID-19.

Flying Squirrels going Hollywood with ‘Movies in the Outfield’ at The Diamond

With the baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus, The Diamond will take on a new look on Thursday and Saturday nights this summer by showing family films beach-blanket style on the field.

Turmoil at EBONY and Essence magazines prompts changes at top

EBONY and Essence magazines are in trouble.

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