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Night at the museum

It was “Love, Peace and Soul Saturday” last weekend at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and dozens of people enjoyed the evening of music, dancing and food as they wandered through the galleries perusing a wide variety of art.

AKA’s PROC Foundation to present 8 young men

Eight young men will be presented at the 24th Annual PROC Beautillion on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Armistice Day

...100th anniversary of the end of World War I, known as Armistice Day

African spiritual leaders at Elegba Folklore Society Nov.18

An African spiritual leader and the founder of an African spirituality institute will speak at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E. Broad St.

Local innovator selected for Culture of Health Leadership program

Six Points Innovation Center in Highland Park builds young people into urban leaders and empowers them to build the city, explained Jacqulyn “Jackie” Washington, site director for the center.

Hanover NAACP hosts ‘Mind Your Business’ event

The Hanover Branch NAACP is hosting a networking event for entrepreneurs and those who want to start their own business.

Area men named to national 2019 commemoration commission

Two Richmonders will be among the 14 people who will help plan, develop and coordinate next year’s commemoration of the 400th anniversary arrival of the first Africans into English territory in what is now the United States.

Idris Elba named sexiest man alive

Move over Barack Obama. Actor Idris Elba was named the sexiest man alive on Monday by People magazine. The London-born actor, 46, said he didn’t believe it when magazine officials told him.

Single mom goes from nearly $100,000 debt to savings

When Takiia Anderson graduated from Boston College Law School in 1999, she was a single mom with a 2-year-old, nearly $100,000 in student loans and a new job as a government attorney that paid $34,102 a year.

‘Wall of Honor’ unveiled on new Virginia Women’s Monument

Virginia First Lady Pam Northam and former First Lady Susan Allen, wife of former Gov. George Allen, gathered Tuesday with a small crowd in Capitol Square to proclaim a milestone in making a dream a reality.

Remembering Virginia’s African-American WWI soldiers

Breathtaking. No word better describes the larger than life photographs of 20 African-American soldiers assembled in the “True Sons of Freedom” exhibition at the Library of Virginia in Downtown.

Statue of WWII Tuskegee Airman to be unveiled Nov. 10 at BHMVA

A life-size statue of the late Lt. Col. Howard L. Baugh of Petersburg, who was a member of the noted Tuskegee Airmen, will be unveiled Saturday, Nov. 10, at its new home at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center ...

14th Annual Imagine Festival Oct. 20

The 14th Annual Imagine Festival showcasing the many ethnic cultures that make up the Richmond community, will be held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Broad Rock Sports Complex, 4802 Warwick Road in South Side.

3rd Annual Beer & Oyster Block Party Saturday

The 3rd Annual Beer & Oyster Block Party will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, outside host Union Market, 2306 Jefferson Ave.

Armstrong High Class of 1968 to celebrate 50th reunion

The Armstrong High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th reunion this weekend with a host of events.