NASA great Katherine Johnson to address HU grads

Katherine G. Johnson, the retired NASA mathematician who was portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in the recent movie “Hidden Figures,” will deliver the commencement address for Hampton University.

Photographer Louis Draper’s work to be preserved by VMFA

The work of photographer Louis Draper, a Henrico County native who moved to New York City in 1957 to explore his passion, is internationally regarded for documenting the everyday lives of African-Americans and notable leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.

Nonprofit hosts 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration on April 8

Putting Communities Together Inc. will host its 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Blackwell Community Center, 300 E. 15th St.

‘Just Mercy’ author to speak April 12 at VCU

Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” will speak 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St.- Mr. Stevenson’s visit is sponsored by the Focused Inquiry faculty of ...

VSU president tells vision for ‘opportunity university’ at investiture

The mood was light and upbeat, hopeful yet determined at the investiture service last Friday for Dr. Makola M. Abdullah, Virginia State University’s 14th president. “I first met him … as a dashiki-wearing dude from Chicago,” said Dr. Henry Lewis, ...

Carillon event to commemorate 100th anniversary of World War I

The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission will recognize the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I with an event Thursday, April 6, at Richmond’s WWI memorial — the Carillon in Byrd Park. ...

VUU holds annual scholarship gala April 7

The fifth annual Virginia Union University Scholarship Gala and Masquerade Ball will be 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Richmond Marriott, 500 E. Broad St. in Downtown. The benefit, black-tie event will be hosted this year by Richmond Mayor ...

School Board approves new Boys & Girls Club at MLK Middle School

A new Boys & Girls Club is to be built on the grounds of the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in the East End.

Sheila Johnson to speak at UR commencement

Sheila Johnson, founding partner of Black Entertainment Television and founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, will deliver the main commencement address this year at the University of Richmond.

Maymont Farm to reopen with celebration Sunday

Maymont Farm will reopen Sunday, March 26, after being closed for 10 months to undergo a $3 million facelift.

Tim Reid holds 2nd Annual Spring Fashion Showcase fundraiser April 2

Actor and film producer-director Tim Reid is best known for his role as Venus Flytrap on the 1970s television sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” and for his Petersburg-based film production company, New Millennium Studios, that he sold a few years ago.

Virginia Arts Festival to feature Kathleen Battle, Wynton Marsalis

Noted operatic soprano Kathleen Battle, a five-time Grammy Award winner, will be featured in “Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad” as part of the Virginia Arts Festival.

VCU students’ work to be showcased at The Anderson

Want to see the kind of art that Virginia Commonwealth University students are producing?

Author to speak April 1 on ‘Liberation of Forgiveness’

Riley Keene Temple, a Washington telecommunications attorney and author of “Aunt Ester’s Children Redeemed,” will talk about the “Liberation of Forgiveness” and sign copies of his book during a discussion 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, ...

Autism Awareness 3K Walk and Festival April 2

A local foundation dedicated to helping families dealing with autism and other special needs is joining forces with the Richmond Police Department to host the “Light It Up Blue” Autism Awareness 3K Walk and Festival on Sunday, April 2. The ...