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New ICA exhibit, 'Great Force,' to include late Free Press founder

The power of white culture versus black resistance is at the heart of a major art show opening this week at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art.

17th Annual Gabriel Forum set for Oct. 8 at the African Burial Ground

A public forum and the debut of a new dance work next week will call attention to Gabriel, the Richmond man who organized the area’s largest slave revolt, and the African Burial Ground in Downtown where he was executed after ...

31st Annual 2nd Street Festival to rock Jackson Ward Oct. 5 and 6

The 2nd Street Festival is back, and it’s bringing art, music and walking tours to Jackson Ward on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6.

'Remember Them' commemoration of arrival of first Africans set for Oct. 1

A public convocation to mark the 400th anniversary of the forced arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Virginia will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market Plaza in Richmond, it has ...

A night for historic 'firsts' for big wins at Emmy Awards

Gay performers shined at the Emmy Awards on Sunday with wins in several categories, including best actor in a drama series, which went to “Pose” star Billy Porter.

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.