Arthur Ashe Jr. birthday work day set for Saturday at Woodland Cemetery

The Woodland Cemetery Volunteers are holding a work day this weekend at the historic African-American cemetery in honor of the birthday of the late Arthur Ashe Jr., who is buried there.

Black History Museum reopening July 14

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is reopening Tuesday, July 14, with a new set of guidelines in the wake of COVID-19.

Flying Squirrels going Hollywood with ‘Movies in the Outfield’ at The Diamond

With the baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus, The Diamond will take on a new look on Thursday and Saturday nights this summer by showing family films beach-blanket style on the field.

Turmoil at EBONY and Essence magazines prompts changes at top

EBONY and Essence magazines are in trouble.

Faculty votes to drop Lee name from Washington & Lee University

Faculty at Washington and Lee University voted on Monday to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s name from the school.

Arthur Ashe’s life story coming to the big screen

The life of legendary tennis great and local hometown hero Arthur Ashe Jr. will be told in a film by an Oscar-winning writer and an Indian movie producer and former international tennis competitor who once played Mr. Ashe and lost.

NASA names D.C. headquarters for engineer Mary W. Jackson of ‘Hidden Figures’ fame

The early African-American women at NASA will not be hidden anymore.

Black lives celebrated and mourned at emotional BET Awards

Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took center stage at the BET Awards on Sunday, the first Black celebrity event since recent nationwide mass protests broke out over systemic racism.

Beyonce drops new surprise single on Juneteenth; sales to benefit Black businesses

Beyoncé did not let Juneteenth pass without dropping one of her signature surprises — a new single called “Black Parade.”

Netflix CEO and wife donate $120M to HBCUS

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and his wife, Patty Quillin, are donating $120 million toward student scholarships at historically black colleges and universities.

Playwright August Wilson to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star

August Wilson is going Hollywood.

Actor Jamie Foxx to play heavyweight champ Mike Tyson in biopic

Jamie Foxx is in the gym muscling up for what he hopes will be a knockout performance.

Aunt Jemima being retired by Quaker Oats

America’s painful struggles over racism have finally caught up with Aunt Jemima, that ubiquitous fixture served up at breakfast tables for 131 years.

Unicia Buster’s quilt art paints perfect picture for 2nd Street Festival poster design

Artist Unicia R. Buster’s quilt art has been seen for years around Richmond and elsewhere.

Venture Richmond cancels festivals

October will come and go in Richmond without two of its largest people-attracting events, the 2nd Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival.