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Personality: Dr. Renata A. Hedrington Jones

Growing up in a strong, close-knit family with a hard-working, disciplined, kind and unconditionally loving mother and aunt are the ingredients that produced Dr. Renata A. Hedrington Jones, winner of the National Association of Black Social Workers’ most coveted award.

Bridal designer Amsale Aberra dies at 64

Bridal Fashion Week this time around will include a tribute to couture designer Amsale Aberra, who died of cancer just days before her scheduled show.

Personality: Camilla Tramuel

In the shadows of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a little known Virginia school desegregation case was instrumental in changing the lives and education of schoolchildren across the commonwealth as well as the country.

Personality: Jalia L. Hardy

If Jalia Hardy were mayor of Richmond, she would focus on the city’s economy as well as youths and educational programs. She would listen to ideas and suggestions from citizens and create a nonprofit organization that would give care packages ...

Personality: Frances K. Scott

Cancer does not discriminate. Age, race, ethnicity and economic background don’t matter, Frances K. Scott has learned.

Personality: Alex Mejias

Alex Mejias, president of the Business Coalition for Justice, believes Richmond and the nation face new challenges requiring new ideas, new coalitions and new leadership.

Personality: John D. Freyer

Artist John D. Freyer, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, has a unique specialty.

Personality: Gwendolyn D. Douglas

For the 10th year, the Cavalier Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is celebrating Women’s History Month with Hattitude RVA — “Hats Off to Women” Awards Luncheon, a salute to the accomplishments of area women.

Personality: Amy ‘MiMi’ Wentz

Amy “MiMi” Wentz believes Richmond should be on the map for its dynamic and diverse dining scene. “We (Richmonders) also must make sure that everyone knows that we have some amazing minority-owned businesses — an important part of that big ...

Personality: Tim Seibles

Tim Seibles’ love affair with writing began at an early age. As he grew up in Philadelphia, his mother, Barbara Seibles, didn’t believe he was wildly talented, but encouraged him to write because it would be a good talent to ...

Personality: Rashad J. Seaborne

African-American teens are avid learners, like to learn and are America’s future. We all just have to be good human beings and know how to respect and treat others

Personality: Jamar Jones

“We can learn from our ancestors that it is possible to blaze our trail in order to improve the lives of our descendants because they will be a direct reflection of what we accomplish in our lives.”

Personality: Morris Roberson

We are all one community. Law enforcement is just one of the many professions found among the people in our community.

Personality: Diane E. Woodruff

Music is the great equalizer and it touches the whole child.

Personality: Rhonda L. Sneed

Rhonda Lynn Sneed remembers how shocked she was to see people sleeping in the doorways of retail stores on Broad Street after she moved to Richmond.

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