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Want to be in an opera?

Local performing arts company RVA Baroque is hoping plenty of people with talent do.

Diversity Richmond and Virginia Pride to merge

Diversity Richmond and Virginia Pride are merging.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview stirs racial introspection among Brits

Explosive allegations by Meghan Markle, the duchess of Sussex, that she faced racist attitudes from both the royal palace and the media in the United Kingdom have sent ripples of shock around the world. But they came as no surprise ...

VUU to host virtual symposium March 12

The Virginia Union University Office of Government and Community Relations is hosting a virtual symposium, “Our America: The Reality Check 2021,” at 6 p.m. Friday, March 12.

Don’t expect side-splitting comedy in ‘Coming 2 America’

Nothing wrong with a little nostalgia. But if you’re looking for a comedy revelation, “Coming 2 America” isn’t it.

Late actor Chadwick Boseman, others win Golden Globes as foreign press group called out for lack of diversity

The organization that hosted the Golden Globes said it is developing a plan to recruit Black members after falling under sharp criticism for lacking diverse members.

Tea time: Oprah snags first interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle since they quit royal duties

Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spill the tea when they talk with Oprah Winfrey in their first major TV interview since they quit their royal duties and bought a home last year in the United States?

Research identified 18th-century school for Black children

The College of William & Mary and Colonial Williams- burg are teaming up to preserve the legacy of an 18th century school that was dedicated to the education of enslaved and free Black children in Virginia.

Lawyer and former NFL athlete plays new role in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Richmond native Archie L. Harris Jr., a Washington attorney and actor, has a new role. He plays a police officer in “Wonder Woman 1984,” the superhero sequel that had the highest domestic box office opening since the pandemic closed theaters ...

8th Annual Black Book Expo to feature author talks Feb. 27 and 28

Tables full of new books and an opportunity to meet various authors. Those will be among the highlights of the 8th Annual Black Book Expo this weekend at the Elegba Folklore Society in Downtown and virtually on Facebook Live.

5 honored with annual ‘Strong Men & Women in Virginia History’ award

Dr. Lerla G. Joseph, a Richmond physician and community health advocate, is among five African-American leaders named as this year’s “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History.”

Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s star to shine on Hollywood Walk of Fame

A dream of most people in the movie business is to get a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ruth E. Carter is getting hers this week.

Richmond siblings’ film, ‘Slave Cry,’ to be shown at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

“Slave Cry,” a film by Richmond filmmaker Jai Jamison that stars his sister, Courtney Jamison, will be screened at the 29th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival that runs Feb. 28 through March 14.

Musicians and arts come together for VMFA mural in RVA Community Makers 2021

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will honor five musicians in this year’s RVA Community Makers program celebrating Richmond area artists on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Black History Month events

A variety of events are planned in and around Richmond for Black History Month.