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Jackson Ward resident starting Wall of Love to help those in need

Richmond is about to join the Walls of Love movement that seeks to provide basic necessities to the homeless and needy without any questions or judgments.

Louis Draper exhibition, 'Working Together,' opens Feb. 1 at VMFA

A new exhibit focusing on the photography of late Henrico County native Louis Draper and other photographers he worked with in New York will open Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

Grammys not just about the music

The Grammy Awards wasn’t just about the music Sunday night. The show opened with a dedication to basketball icon Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter accident earlier in the day and whose Los Angeles Lakers team has its home ...

Slavery museum in Liverpool aims to confront painful legacy

carlet shackles sit peacefully on display in front of a sad, gray backdrop. The now rusted leg irons once locked human ankles during 18th century voyages from Africa to some European port, then to the Americas. Who the shackles held ...

Speakers herald progress ahead at VUU's 42nd Annual Community Leaders Breakfast

Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, the first woman and first Jewish speaker in the 401-year history of the Virginia House of Delegates, offered a message about the value of inclusion, diversity and progress at Virginia Union University’s 42nd Annual Community Leaders Breakfast ...

Gov. Northam acknowledges his own uncomfortable truths

Nearly a year after public revelations of racist photos published on his medical school yearbook page, Gov. Ralph S. Northam offered a mea culpa at Virginia Union University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Breakfast and acknowledged the lessons ...

'Saving Black Men, Empowering Black Families' symposium scheduled for Jan. 25

Thirteen speakers and panelists will address the subject “Saving Black Men, Empowering Black Families” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, during a symposium at Virginia Union University’s Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center, it has been ...

Area events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luher King Jr.

The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the “Drum Major for Justice,” will be celebrated across the Metro Richmond area. While the national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader is Monday, Jan. 20, area events will be held ...

Exhibit focusing on the enslaved at Monticello to open Jan. 18 at Black History Museum

An exhibit exploring the lives of the enslaved community at Monticello and owned by Thomas Jefferson is opening Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson Ward.

National Day of Racial Healing events to be held next week

Richmond will join in marking the National Day of Racial Healing next week with a series of events that will extend beyond the actual day, Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Niecy Nash, 'Pose' cast and others to be honored by Essence

Emmy winner Niecy Nash, the groundbreaking cast of the hit television series “Pose,” Grammy-winning music video director Melina Matsoukas and “Captain Marvel” actress Lashana Lynch will be honored at the 2020 Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

Rooted in history: Haitian influence on NOLA cuisine

Ricardo Jean-Baptiste was born in Haiti. In the United States, he became a chef. He moved to New Orleans in 2015 for a job at a large hotel that caters to tourists and conventioneers.

Golden Globes so white? Critics blast lack of diversity among winners

The 2020 Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, drew criticism this week for its lack of winners of color.

Local premiere of 'The Unity Ride' on Jan. 16

“The Unity Ride,” a new documentary from Richmond’s Soulidifly Productions about two cyclists traveling an old slave escape route on the Underground Railroad, is to premiere 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 ...

Johnson Publishing artwork going on auction block

Bankrupt Johnson Publishing Co., the former owner of Ebony and JET magazines, will sell off art that once decorated the company’s Chicago headquarters. Among the art to be auctioned Jan. 30 at a New York gallery will be paintings, sculptures ...