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Black media icons scaling back, possibly closing

It has been a rough few days for the black media. First, Ebony magazine and its sister publication, JET magazine, may be closing their doors for good. And then the publisher of the storied Chicago Defender newspaper announced last week ...

Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union to host Community Day Saturday

Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union will host a Community Day from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at The Market @ 25th grocery store, 1330 N. 25th St., it has been announced.

Cable network backs Bailey for ‘The Little Mermaid’

A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagree with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of “The Little Mermaid.”

Late rapper Nipsey Hussle honored at 2019 BET Awards

The late rapper Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2019 BET Awards in a show that also paid tribute to singer Mary J. Blige and filmmaker Tyler Perry.

'Togas and Tectonics' event July 11 at Science Museum of Virginia

“Science On Tap” is going Greco-Roman. The quarterly, adults-only event at the Science Museum of Virginia is back from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, July 11, with a night of Italian wine and cheese sampling, making a paper mosaic or ...

Vanderbilt joins in effort to create National Museum of African-American Music

Vanderbilt University is pledging $2 million for the National Museum of African-American Music, which is sched- uled to open a 56,000-square-foot facility in downtown Nashville early next year.

Viola Davis' production company is telling the stories of people of color

When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was deter- mined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen.

Astoria Beneficial Club to host 46th annual commemoration of Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson

The legacy of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson will be honored 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, in a ceremony sponsored by the Astoria Beneficial Club at the statue of Mr. Robinson the club put in place 46 years ago at Leigh and ...

VMFA acquires Kehinde Wiley sculpture ‘Rumors of War’

It all started on Monument Avenue. In 2016, world-renowned artist Kehinde Wiley traveled to Richmond for the premiere of his exhibit, “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic,” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Making his way to the museum on ...

‘Food Justice, Healthy Eating Fair’ this Saturday

A coalition of faith-based groups is hosting “Food Justice, Healthy Eating Fair,” featuring interactive healthy food demonstrations, performances by dancers and drummers, a vendor marketplace and a tour of a community garden 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, ...

Dr. Watson to speak Saturday at Black History Museum

Dr. Lance D. Watson, senior pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church, will talk about his childhood, mentors, mantras and memories Saturday, June 22, as part of the Inside Out series of conversations with influential people in Virginia at the Black ...

City to host 3-day celebration honoring Arthur Ashe Jr.

Three days of celebrating Arthur Ashe Jr. Next week, Richmond’s focus will be on honoring the late hometown tennis star and humanitarian.

Remembering Dads on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. It’s a day for letting dads, or the father figures in our lives, know how much we appreciate them by taking them out to eat and just kicking back and remembering the good times ...

‘Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration’ set for this weekend

On June 19, 1865, U.S. Gen. Gordon Granger took control of Texas, the last major element of the defeated Confederacy, and immediately announced, “All slaves are free.” His words triggered celebrations.

63rd Festival of Arts opens this weekend at Dogwood Dell

Corey El, an up-and-coming local R&B, urban pop and soul singer, songwriter and music producer, will be among the headliners when the city-sponsored 63rd Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell opens this weekend at the amphitheater in the Byrd Park.

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