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Personality: Kyron Copeland

When restrictions to help curb the spread of the coronavirus began in Virginia, concerns arose about the need for exercise for people with certain medical conditions and those looking to maintain their health. The Urban Cycling Group has built a ...

Personality: Tani Washington

After four years of researching, writing and making oral presentations in high school forensics and debate competitions, Tani Washington has made history.

Personality: Martha Franck Rollins

From growing up on Plantation Road in segregated Martinsville to co-founding a nonprofit striving to confront and heal the legacy of slavery and racism, the life of Martha Franck Rollins has been long, eventful and transformative — and it’s far ...

Personality: Shelby Brown McDowney

When a letter arrived from the Internal Revenue Service confirming that Shelby Brown McDowney’s newly formed organization, Mission From The Heart Foundation, received its nonprofit classification, it was like a ray of sunshine on a rainy day. “When I opened ...

Personality: Timothy O. Mallory

It all started in first grade— sort of. In 2011, a father was invited by one of his son’s elementary schoolteachers to join a volunteer organization focused on providing African-American boys in fifth through 12th grade with mentors and positive ...

Personality: Demetrius W. Frazier

In the wake of the murder of Philando Castile by a St. Anthony, Minn., police officer in 2016, Demetrius W. Frazier was among many searching for answers to this tragedy. Mr. Frazier, along with Lance Adams, turned to literature as ...

Personality: William ‘Danny’ Robinson

During the COVID-19 pandemic that has thrust thousands of Virginians into joblessness and unemployment assistance providing some but not total relief, the need for food aid has rarely been greater. Fortunately, this is where Feed More, led by board chairman ...

Personality: Wanda S. Hunt

During the months of June, July and August, Alzheimer’s disease education will be part of church services at congregations around the state.

Personality: Dr. Kimberly Williams Sanford

With 2 million positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States and a hurricane season that started on June 1, the American Red Cross, the nation’s premier emergency response organization, likely will have its hands full into 2021.

Personality: Dr. James J. Fedderman

When Virginia schools return to some kind of normalcy in the future, its education system will be facing a bevy of challenges. With the effects of the coronavirus resulting in cuts in state education spending, localities have turned to cuts ...

Personality: Amia Aaryn Graham

Amia A. Graham, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School, has the distinction of graduating as the top student in Richmond Public Schools with a 4.9677 GPA.

Personality: Duron Chavis

Hundreds of raised garden beds distributed throughout the region, ready to house healthy crops. Hundreds more in de- mand by residents in Richmond and its neighboring counties. And potentially hundreds of new urban farmers, ready to work and serve their ...

Personality: Rahmah T. Johnson

A holistic approach to counseling is the key to success for Richmond Public Schools Teacher of the Year Rahmah T. Johnson.

Personality: Barry S. Watkins

The coronavirus has seen many aspects of public life suspended to ensure public health. But that doesn’t include getting outdoors for fresh air and exercise. The 51.7-mile paved pedestrian and bicycle trail on state Route 5 between Richmond and Williamsburg, ...

Personality: Michelle Johnson

While the coronavirus affects all people regardless of gender, race or class, the elderly have seen an outsized impact in their lives. In this tense time, many are relying on the services of Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on ...

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