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Exonerated Five member stresses importance of knowing your rights in face of police questioning

As the credits rolled, the audience of more than 200 people fell silent with astonishment and anger after viewing “The Central Park Five,” a documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon about the 1989 case in which four ...

Daily Planet marks 50 years of vital service to the community

In 1969, concern about an epidemic of runaway and disaffected teens led to the creation of an organization offering a caring place with shelter, meals, health clinics and counseling without judgment.

'Take Your Community Back' motorcycle and auto ride Sept. 28

LaTasha S. “Tasha” Kenney is hoping hun- dreds of people will take part in an upcoming anti-violence action aimed at benefiting the families of two children who were victims of gun violence.

'Race in Academia' panel set for Sept. 24 at VCU

Four college presidents will explore racial disparities in higher education at the 2019 Wilder Symposium 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave.

Sisterhood still connects poet Nikki Giovanni

Poet, scholar and activist Nikki Giovanni feels the loss everyday of her best friend Toni Morrison.

4th Annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival starts Thursday

Raymond Santana, who was 14 when he and four other youths were wrongly charged with the attack and rape of a female jogger in New York City’s Central Park in 1989, will moderate a discussion about the now Exonerated Five ...

4 to be honored at Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute Awards Luncheon Sept. 21 at VUU

Four area people who have demonstrated excellence in leadership will be honored at the inaugural Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute’s Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center at Virginia Union ...

Civil rights exhibit at City Hall

The words and photographs of 28 area residents who participated in the Civil Rights Movement in Richmond are now on display in City Hall.

Richmond area resident wins national publishing competition

Freelance writer Robin Farmer is set to release her first book, “Angel Dressed in Black,” in 2021 after winning a nationwide indie publishing contest.

Home-sharing sites roll out welcome mat for minorities

A handful of home-sharing services are trying to ease fears of discrimination by catering to specific minority groups.

Big sounds

Diamond McGhee’s usual wide smile projects confidence. But the smile disappeared last week as she pulled her hair into a ponytail and focused on the students standing before her playing their instruments — clarinets, cymbals, drums, flutes, trombones and trumpets. ...

World Heritage Festival, Festival of Kites this Saturday

A free international festival on Brown’s Island that will offer children an opportunity to showcase their kite-flying skills will highlight Richmond events this weekend.

Crab Feast & Fish Fry fundraiser Saturday for Peter Paul Development Center

The Men of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold their annual benefit Crab Feast & Fish Fry 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Peter Paul Development Center, 1708 N. 22nd St. in the East End.

Jepson Leadership Forum starts Sept. 17

Experts in the fields of technology, journalism, politics and education will examine leadership in the age of the internet during the annual Jepson Leadership Forum speaker series that kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the University of Richmond.

Robin Thede looks to build legacy in HBO comedy sketch show

Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as “Saturday Night Live” and “Mad TV.” So Ms. Thede decided to create her own show featuring some ...

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