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Maggie Walker birthday celebrations set for Saturday

The National Park Service and the City of Richmond are hosting celebrations Saturday, July 14, honoring the 154th birthday of Richmond icon and businesswoman Maggie L. Walker.

‘Souls Grown Deep’ exhibition highlights VMFA acquisition of African-American works

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts invites Richmond area residents to view 34 pieces of work by black artists and reflect on cultural contributions by African-Americans in a first-of-its-kind exhibition under the purview of Valerie Cassel Oliver.

Black History Museum offers free music video class for students

Stand by … lights … camera … action! Middle and high school students can help create a music video during a six-week session at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.

Henry L. Marsh III book signing July 21 at Black History Museum

Civil rights attorney Henry L. Marsh III will talk and sign copies of his book, “The Memoirs of Hon. Henry L. Marsh III,” 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. ...

Trademark Band celebrates 25th anniversary with Dogwood Dell performance July 15

In 1993, James Carson Jr. brought a musical revue of ’60s and ’70s music to the Dogwood Dell stage as part of the annual summer Festival of Arts.

A young girl’s hair loss inspires children’s book

Taylor Ellis never missed a day as a student at Carver Elementary School, and when she graduated from the Richmond Public School three weeks ago, she did so with a 3.9 grade point average, the highest in her class.

Pharrell Williams wants to grow Virginia’s film, TV industry

Two years ago, Pharrell Williams co-produced the movie “Hidden Figures.”

VSU wins HBCU of the Year

Virginia State University’s increased enrollment, agricultural research platform and athletic success are among reasons it is the HBCU Digest’s choice for 2018 HBCU of the Year.

Fireworks to light up area skies on July 4

Fireworks will occur over Richmond skies and those in the counties in celebration of the Fourth of July holiday and the United States declaring independence from Great Britain 242 years ago.

Winners announced in Miss Virginia Pageant

Envelope please. And the winner of the 2018 Miss Virginia Pageant is Emili McPhail, Miss Arlington.

Community High celebrating 40 years

Richmond Community High School’s alumni, students, past and present faculty and others are celebrating the school’s 40th anniversary Saturday, June 30, with a day of activities sponsored by the Friends of Richmond Community High School.

Oprah Winfrey exhibit opens at National Black History Museum

One of the most recognizable openings in television history blares on a video screen: “I’m Oprah Winfrey, and welcome to The Oprah Winfrey Show!” The crowd goes wild. At the center of it all, a dancing young Oprah.

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker energizes Dems in Richmond for upcoming election

U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker said the Democratic Party must continue being the party for all people, especially in today’s political climate where American values and virtues are under assault.

Hospital honors 21 on Legacy Wall

The portraits of 21 physicians instrumental in the history of Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital adorn a new Legacy Wall in Richmond’s East End. The doctors helped spearhead the 1980 move of the hospital from Overbrook Road in North Side ...

UR chooses Black Lives Matter memoir for One Book, One Richmond program

“When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” will be required reading for University of Richmond students for the 2018-19 academic year, it has been announced.

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