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Personality: Sylvia Alexander-Wall

The purpose pushing Sylvia Alexander-Wall’s passion to help people and families enduring cancer can be summed up in two words: Early detection.

Personality: Doris Henderson Causey

When Doris Causey was given a class assignment in third grade to create a collage about what she wanted to be when she grew up, her creation pictured the grownup her as a lawyer.

Isiah Henderson, former owner of beauty shops and cosmetology school, dies at 79

Isiah “Sonny” Henderson loved creating hairstyles for women. And for nearly 50 years, Richmond women responded by putting their hair in his hands and those of the stylists he trained. For decades, the beautician operated a small chain of beauty ...

Personality: Antonio ‘Toby’ Mendez

Antonio “Toby” Mendez did not know much about Maggie L. Walker when he first began working on the statue that now stands at Adams and Broad streets in Downtown Richmond. But as the process of making the statue progressed, he ...

Personality: Julie Anderson

Growing up as the child of a paramedic and a firefighter, Julie Anderson says she never worried about her parents’ safety, even after her father was burned and hurt his back in two separate incidents

Personality: Oludare Ogunde

Facing life outside of prison can be almost as daunting as surviving life behind bars. As an ex-offender, Oludare Ogunde knows about these challenges.

Personality: Tamara Broadnax

Tamara Broadnax has spent much of her life opening doors to women in male-dominated areas.

Personality: Malik and Annette Khan

For decades, Malik and Annette Khan have worked to build bridges between the Muslim community and others in the Richmond community.

Personality: Gigi Amateau

Gigi Amateau was born in Mississippi, the same year President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That’s the landmark law that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin.

Personality: Lawrence D. ‘Larry’ Wilder Jr.

Lawrence D. “Larry” Wilder Jr.’s focus and passion these days is revitalization. The 55-year-old son of former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and retiring Richmond Treasurer Eunice M. Wilder loves his volunteer work as board chairman of the Southside Community ...

Personality: Samantha Ayres

When Samantha Lynn Ayres began her sophomore year at Richmond Community High School, she found out that she was third academically in her class of 53 students. Knowing she was so close to being at the top of her class, ...

Personality: Dayal Baxani

Dayal Baxani began to build his relationship with Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond the same way he builds many of the relationships that have maintained his family’s business, 707 Fine Clothing, for nearly 40 years — word of mouth.

Personality: Dr. Staci E. Carr

Dr. Staci E. Carr is passionate about helping individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorder. She says that from a young age, she knew she wanted to help people. As a psychology student in 1994, she began working with ...

Personality: Annie Giles

For roughly five decades, Annie Giles has worked to make Whitcomb Court a better place to live and raise children. She has volunteered her time to a range of efforts, including registering people to vote, feeding the hungry and fighting ...

Personality: Dr. Pamela Hamilton-Stubbs

Dr. Pamela Hamilton-Stubbs specializes in integrative sleep medicine, the medical practice of investigating problems and resolutions for sleep issues. She is a frequent presenter who has authored numerous publications on the subject.