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Blandford Reunion Parade canceled for 2018

The Blandford Reunion Parade that had been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, in Petersburg has been canceled.

Miss America wins minus swimsuit competition

There she is, Miss America. And Nia Imani Franklin, who won the coveted title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, didn’t have to parade around in a swimsuit to be crowned the winner. The Winston-Salem, ...

Noted journalist Bob Woodward to speak Sept. 25 at VCU

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, author of the new book “Fear: Trump in the White House,” will speak 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave.

Blandford Reunion Parade rescheduled

The Blandford Reunion Parade has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Petersburg.

Labor Day holiday highlights

Richmond area residents took to the river, parks and football stadiums during Labor Day Weekend, the unofficial end of summer.

Ready, set, school!

Enthusiasm ruled the day Tuesday as students across Metro Richmond headed to class for the start of a new school year.

The Blandford Reunion Parade begins 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in Petersburg.

The event, which celebrates the Blandford community, has occurred for more than 30 years.

Church Hill Reunion Sept. 8

The Church Hill Reunion will mark its 35th year of providing fun, fellowship and community uplift this weekend.

In the name of Gabriel

In the first scenes of the 2014 short film, “Tobacco Burn,” a tall white man emerges from an old-time tobacco barn, buttoning his britches. Inside, behind the swaying fronds of drying tobacco, a black woman weeps as she adjusts her ...

Howardena Pindell exhibit opening at VMFA

If the 50-year plight of a female artist’s career through a life of racial and gender disparities was never the topic on the fall school reading list, the season is prime to learn from Howardena Pindell’s life story.

16th Annual Happily Natural Day this Saturday

Happily Natural Day returns this weekend to the site of a large vegetable and berry garden in South Side. The 16th edition of the event will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the 5th District Mini ...

First black Virginia child to be remembered

In 1624, the newly born William Tucker was baptized in the Anglican Church in Jamestown. What made the event special is that he was the first child of African descent documented as born in the English colony that became the ...

Down Home Family Reunion Saturday at Abner Clay Park

Motown tunes and African and Caribbean rhythms will highlight the 28th Annual Down Home Family Reunion this weekend. The free celebration of African-American folk life and culture will take place 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Abner Clay ...

Discounts available after Sunday storm cancels Richmond Jazz Festival

JMI is offering a discount on the purchase of general admission tickets for the 2019 Richmond Jazz Festival after an early evening thunderstorm caused the festival to be canceled last Sunday.

Richmond Chapter of The Drifters Inc. host national convention

Women from around the country converged on Richmond this week for the 62nd National Convention of The Drifters Inc., a national women’s civic and service organization started in 1954 that now has more than 600 members in 35 chapters in ...