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Virtual Emmy Awards ceremony has history-making wins and social messages

It was a virtual night of glamour for some, go-as-you-are for others, social justice messaging and family affairs.

Rosa Parks’ home displayed in Italy amid racial justice backdrop

The rundown, paint-chipped Detroit house where civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is going on display in Italy in a setting that couldn’t be more incongruous: The imposing central courtyard of the Royal Palace ...

Fancy footwork will follow NBA All-Star Charles Oakley to ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Charles Oakley proved what he can do on a basketball floor. Now his fans are eager to check out his moves on the dance floor.

Kerby Jean-Raymond, Gabriela Hearst win top fashion awards

NEW YORK The Council of Fashion Designers of America gave its top fashion awards on Monday to Haitian-American Kerby Jean-Raymond for menswear and Gabriela Hearst for womenswear.

Man’s gift of life to be highlighted during NASCAR race Saturday

When a 14-year-old cousin’s kidneys failed, Christopher J. Woody stepped up after testing found him genetically compatible. He donated one of his kidneys to save Tyshawn Morris’ life.

Families decry ‘two systems of justice’ at D.C. march

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously laid out a vision for harmony between white and Black people 57 years ago, his son issued a sobering reminder about the persistence of police ...

RPS’ ‘Lit Limo’ keeps the joy of reading alive during the summer and into the fall

When Richmond Public Schools’“Lit Limo” literacy bus cruised to neighborhoods across the city delivering books and activities in English and Spanish for students of all ages, it was a great relief to parents and school administrators alike.

’Black Lives Matter’ mural to be painted along Grace Street in Downtown

A 200-foot “Black Lives Matter” mural will be painted Downtown near the State Capitol.

$5,000 grants paint pretty picture for artists affected by COVID-19

Sixteen artists from Metro Richmond were among 40 artists state-wide to be awarded grants under the Virginia Artist Relief Fellowship Program designed to help visual artists impacted by COVID-19.

New book revisits shameful transplant practice of past

For centuries, medical doctors have been guided by ethical standards, pledging no intentional harm to patients. But lapses or disturbing, questionable, on-the-spot decisions and errors in judgment by physicians occur, undermining public confidence in health care providers and prodding the ...

Annual Southeast Community Day Parade to go on with or without permit, organizer says

Newport News has ordered the cancellation of the annual Southeast Community Day Parade that an area chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference has staged since 1991 — but the SCLC plans to defy the city and stage it anyway.

VSU’s Jesse Vaughan wins regional Emmys and lifetime achievement award

Jesse Vaughan has directed such films as “Juwanna Mann” and “The Last Punch.” And in recent years, he has turned Virginia State University into a film powerhouse in the creation of commercials, documentaries and short films.

Local father and son artists share national spotlight

Local artists Jerome W. Jones Jr. and Jeromyah Jones, known for their portraits of prominent figures, received a tidal wave of interest from across the country after a recent interview on NBC’s “Today” show.

Saturday's Down Home Family Reunion canceled because of COVID-19

The 30th Annual Down Home Family Reunion, the summer celebration of African-American folk life sponsored by the Elegba Folklore Society, is canceled this year because of the coronavirus.