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Inside Met Gala, where there’s always someone more famous

U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe had just gotten her beverage at the bar at the edge of the room. She looked back at the throbbing crowd of celebrities packed into the center of the airy Petrie Court, where the ...

‘Forgotten First:’ A look at four – and more – NFL trailblazers

In this era of racial reckoning, it’s not only appropriate but significant that the stories of NFL trailblazers be told.

Ruby Scoops owner wins ‘Clash of the Cones’

Rabia Kamara is a winner! And so is her ice cream.

Friends throw fundraiser for singer Carlton Blount

Carlton V. Blount’s voice has taken him to New York, Los Angeles and a host of other places he could only dream about when he was growing up in Richmond.

30th Annual Down Home Family Reunion slated for Sept. 12 at Kanawha Plaza

The Legendary Blue Notes will headline a revived Down Home Family Reunion that returns this week- end, but at a new location in Downtown, it has been announced.

Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute’s Leadership Awards Luncheon slated for Sept.18

Six people who have made lasting impacts within their com- munities and on Virginia Union University will be honored at the 2021 Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute’s Leadership Awards Luncheon.

Richmond ice cream queen gives the scoop on Food Network competition

You scream. I scream. Everybody screams for Rabia Kamara, who has won the first two rounds in “Ben & Jerry’s: Clash of the Cones,” a competition to create a new ice cream flavor broadcast on the Food Network.

450 goal reached in campaign for new Richmond Planet license plate

Coming soon: A new license plate bearing the Black power logo of a historic newspaper that fought lynching and other forms of oppression in Richmond and Virginia.

Rev. Jackson in rehab; wife out of ICU

The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s wife has been moved from intensive care back into a regular room at the Chicago hospital where she is being treated for COVID-19, her family said in a statement on Monday.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, wife remain hospitalized with COVID-19

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Tuesday that he’s feeling “fairly well” and receiving great care at a Chicago hospital after a breakthrough COVID-19 infection.

’New Shoes For Back To School’ reaches 15-year mark of providing for youngsters

As students across the metro region prepare for in-person classes, they are looking to get new school clothes, especially rocking shoes and fine sneakers.

3rd Annual I Have A Dream Festival set for Aug. 28

Replenish Richmond and Virginia Free Farm are hosting the 3rd Annual I Have A Dream Festival celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his famous speech from the 1963 March on Washington from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. ...

After years of suspicion, superstar R. Kelly to get his day in court

Most people know him for “I Believe I Can Fly,” the 1996 hit that became an inspirational anthem played at school graduations, weddings and in advertisements. Or possibly for a stinging parody by comedian Dave Chappelle.

Area teen spreads anti-bullying message

Adults forbid it and impose rules against it, but bullying continues to take place in schools.

Plunky & Oneness to play at Summer Groove Aug. 21

Plunky & Oneness, the funk and smooth jazz band led by saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch, wants to help people get their groove back.

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