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Personality: Rev. Lacette R. Cross

The return of Black Pride RVA, Virginia’s first Black Pride festival, is almost here. And for the Rev. Lacette R. Cross, a founder of the festival and co-organizer of this year’s event, the anticipation comes with mixed emotions.

Personality: Dr. Erma L. Freeman

When she started studying dentistry, Dr. Erma Freeman wanted to be a dentist for fairly simple reasons: good work, good money and time for family.

Personality: George P. Braxton

“8-0-FORE!”If you’re familiar with this play on Richmond’s area code, you’ll know it as the nickname of the Richmond chapter of the National Negro Golf Association.

Personality: David O. Harris Jr.

David O. Harris Jr. is the driving force behind renaming the Boulevard in Richmond for Arthur Ashe Jr., the late Richmond native who made his mark on the tennis court and on the world stage as a civil and human ...

Personality: Anne Moss Rogers

Anne Moss Rogers wants to foster a “culture of connection” to help prevent suicide. Being selected as the 2019 recipient of the YWCA’s Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice will help her achieve that goal.

Personality: Dr. M. Alex Wagaman

Dr. M. Alex Wagaman, an assistant professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, is Richmond’s 2019 Peacemaker of the Year.

Personality: Diana H. Garland

One of the fastest growing sports involving a court and a net is not tennis or badminton. It’s pickleball!

Personality: Stacey Squire

Stacey Squire, founder and president of Christina’s Love Foundation, is dedicated to the simple mission of getting help to all victims of domestic violence who are in need.

Personality: Dr. David Randolph II

Dr. David Randolph II understands how having financial support can relieve a lot of the emotional stress students are under as they try to get through college, graduate school and professional school.

Personality: Natasha Freeman

Natasha Freeman, president of Project Yoga Richmond’s board of directors, encourages the community to embrace yoga because the practice allows people “to be fully embodied while grounding and mending our body and spirit.”

Personality: Dr. Cynthia O. Richardson

Cynthia Owens Richardson, president of the Petersburg Area Art League, wants the nonprofit to be a mecca for people to explore, experience and be inspired by art.

Personality: Brian Palmer

Richmond-based journalist Brian Palmer, whose career has taken him around the globe, has won a prestigious Peabody Award, which recognizes and honors the most enlightening and powerful stories, documentaries, radio and television shows and podcasts about pressing social issues of ...

Personality: Vanessa Myers Mason

She was grief-stricken when her mother passed away two years ago. Now Vanessa Dale Myers Mason has wiped away her tears and come up with a positive way to honor her mother.

Personality: Evette Roots

Three years ago, a small group of philanthropic-minded women wanted to make a significant impact in the lives of black women and girls. That was the beginning of SisterFund, created with a spirited responsibility, coupled with dollars, to change and ...

Personality: Shelly McKee-Sutton

The loss of a child is one of the most horrific times for parents and their families who suffer grief, sorrow and, sometimes, guilt.

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