Las Amigas hosts national conclave in Richmond

“Celebrating the past, embracing the future.” That’s the theme for Las Amigas Inc.’s annual convention in Richmond.

Groundbreaking for Capitol Square’s new Native American monument June 24

Virginia’s Native Americans are moving closer to gaining their own monument in Capitol Square.

Franklin Military Academy financial literacy course receives high marks

The passionate discussion of Phyllis Jackson’s students can be heard long before reaching her classroom at Richmond’s Franklin Military Academy.

Richmonder Melody Barnes, former Obama administration official, among TEDxRVA headliners

As director of the U.S. Domestic Policy Council from 2009 through 2012, Melody C. Barnes worked with members of President Obama’s cabinet to coordinate the former president’s domestic policy agenda across federal agencies.

VFH receives grant to more fully tell story of Va. slavery

Students, scholars and others who want to know more about the African-American experience in Virginia soon may be able to take virtual reality tours of various sites in the state.

Commemorating the Lovings and their courage

A state historical marker in Downtown now commemorates the landmark Loving v. Virginia case, which resulted in laws banning interracial marriage being overturned in Virginia and 16 other states. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, were ...

2 national conferences coming to Richmond

Richmond is becoming common ground for liberals and conservatives. This weekend, hundreds of anti-war activists are expected to flood into Downtown to push their agenda of bringing the troops home and silencing war drums in the administration.

Cultural historian Anthony Browder to speak at 3-day Juneteenth celebration

Cultural historian and Egyptologist Anthony T. Browder will kick off Richmond’s three-day, “Juneteenth 2017, A Freedom Celebration” this weekend by leading a symposium on the historical and genetic connections between people who live along the Nile River in Africa and ...

3 Richmond students receive first scholarships honoring Alicia Rasin

Three graduating seniors in Richmond are recipients of the first scholarships named in honor of the late Alicia Rasin, the city’s longtime “ambassador of compassion” who assisted families of homicide victims.

Generations of blacksmithing history to be celebrated June 10

Following the Civil War, Henry Jackson did not hold out any hope that the U.S. government would honor its promise of 40 acres and a mule to former enslaved African-Americans.

March for Truth makes stand

More than 600 people gather in Capitol Square last Saturday to call for an impartial investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and Russia’s ties to President Trump, his 2016 campaign and his administration and

Bill Cosby, TV’s favorite dad, goes on trial

Andrea Constand told a packed Pennsylvania courtroom on Tuesday that she could feel Bill Cosby’s hands on her body, but the drugs in her system would not let her stop him.

VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art to bring artwork to local barbershops, salons

Salons and barbershops have been central communication hubs in African-American communities for as long as they have existed.

8th Annual Richmond Jazz Festival lineup announced

Pat Metheny. Common. Peabo Bryson. Erykah Badu. Joey Alexander. Dave Koz with Larry Graham. The Isley Brothers. David Benoit. TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band.

Black History Museum hosts special closing program for ‘Murry DePillars: Double Vision’

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia is hosting a special closing program for its exhibition, “Murry DePillars: Double Vision.”