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African dance company eyeing former Jackson Ward church building

Could the vacant former Sharon Baptist Church in Jackson Ward become a performing arts center for an African dance company and other arts groups?

Dr. Grace E. Harris, whose leadership helped transform VCU, dies at 84

Grace Edmondson Harris was rejected when she first sought admission to what is now Virginia Commonwealth University because she was African-American.

Battinto L. Batts Sr., former director of cooperative education at VSU, dies at 70

Battinto Leroy “Tunky” Batts Sr. helped hundreds of Virginia State University students graduate and find their career paths.

Flags at half-staff in memory, honor of Dr. Walker

Virginia’s state flag will be flown at half-staff over the Capitol and throughout the commonwealth in honor of the late civil rights icon Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.

Church to become regional private school for children with disabilities

A former church is about to become the new home of a regional private school that serves children with autism and other mental challenges.

Members await naming of interim pastor at Thirty-first Street Baptist

Thirty-first Street Baptist Church continues to face turmoil after the retirement of its pastor, Dr. Morris J. Henderson. Dr. Henderson officially stepped down as pastor of the East End church on Jan. 31, although he had stopped preaching at Sunday ...

Pat Robertson recovering from stroke

Televangelist Pat Robertson is recovering after suffering an embolic stroke.

Dennis Edwards, former member of The Temptations, dies at 74

Grammy winner Dennis Edwards, who performed lead vocals for some of the chart-topping Motown singles recorded by The Temptations in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 74.

Service set for Dr. Walker

A memorial service for Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Jr. will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gillfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry St. in Petersburg.

Photo of then-Sen. Obama and Minister Farrakhan may have tanked presidential chances

It was during a mid-2005 Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill when award-winning journalist Askia Muhammad captured one of the most significant photos of his career.

William T. Stone Sr., former substitute judge, Williamsburg funeral home owner, dies at 87

William Thomas Stone Sr. made history in 1968, when he was one of the first African-Americans appointed to the judiciary in Virginia.

Retired teacher Margaret Dungee, 88, dies

Margaret Inez Rollins Dungee felt called to teach. The Richmond native “loved children, delighted in seeing them learn and went to long lengths to see others obtain college educations,” her daughter, Veronica D. Abrams, stated.

AME Bishop John Hurst Adams succumbs at 90

Bishop John Hurst Adams, a nationwide religious and civil rights leader who was a strong voice for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House dome, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. He was 90.

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz musician instrumental in anti-apartheid fight, dies at 78

Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the “father of South African jazz” who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died after a decade-long fight with prostate cancer, his family said on Tuesday. He was 78.

Misperceptions prevent some from donating organs

Although most Americans say they’re willing to be an organ donor after they die, some people never sign up because they’re unsure about what could happen to them in a medical emergency, according to a new study. In particular, survey ...

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