3-day Valuing Black Lives Global Summit slated for Aug. 20-22 at VUU

The 2019 Valuing Black Lives Global Summit, a three-day event designed to pro- vide psychological and emotional healing for African-Americans because of the legacy of slavery, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, through Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Claude G. ...

New Virginia Majority to host People's Congress 2019 on Saturday

The New Virginia Majority is hosting its fifth annual People’s Congress to discuss issues and strategize for progressive policies in 2019 and 2020.

REAL LIFE opens women's home for recovering addicts released from jail

Three single women now have a stable place to stay as they continue their recovery from the addictions that sent them to jail and left them homeless. The women are the first tenants of a group home opened this week ...

Foundations buy Ebony and JET photo archives for preservation at Smithsonian

The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and JET magazines chronicling African-American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost.

Students fight the ‘summer slide’ with YMCA’s Power Scholars Academy

The excitement was tangible as more than 40 students from Richmond’s Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School, all wearing identical gray T-shirts, entered the Science Museum of Virginia’s cavernous lobby with its shiny marble floor and 50-foot ceilings as sunlight from big ...

Elvatrice Belsches to speak on the free African-American experience before end of Civil War

Public historian Elvatrice Belsches will talk about the experience of free African-Americans in Richmond and Petersburg before the end of the Civil War at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin St.

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church to host 11th Annual Jazz & Food Festival Aug. 3

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church is hosting its annual Jazz & Food Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3, in the park beside the Highland Park church, 2712 2nd Ave.

VMFA recruiting tour guides

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting applications for tour guides to take visitors through its permanent collection and special exhibitions.

Richmond Public Library’s main branch goes through overhaul in way space is used

“We’re shaking off the dust,” said Scott Firestine, director of the Richmond Public Library. That’s his description of the changes sweeping through the Main Library in Downtown.

State NAACP hosting Prostate Cancer Summit on Saturday

The Virginia State Conference NAACP and Quioccasin Baptist Church are collaborating this weekend on a Men’s Health Conference: Prostate Cancer Summit to provide information about prostate cancer risks, detection and treatment options.

George Wythe Class to host 45th reunion

George Wythe High School’s Class of 1974 is celebrating its 45th reunion July 26 through 28.

Black media icons scaling back, possibly closing

It has been a rough few days for the black media. First, Ebony magazine and its sister publication, JET magazine, may be closing their doors for good. And then the publisher of the storied Chicago Defender newspaper announced last week ...

Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union to host Community Day Saturday

Richmond Heritage Federal Credit Union will host a Community Day from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at The Market @ 25th grocery store, 1330 N. 25th St., it has been announced.

Cable network backs Bailey for ‘The Little Mermaid’

A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagree with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of “The Little Mermaid.”

Late rapper Nipsey Hussle honored at 2019 BET Awards

The late rapper Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the 2019 BET Awards in a show that also paid tribute to singer Mary J. Blige and filmmaker Tyler Perry.