Could the vacant former Sharon Baptist Church in Jackson Ward become a performing arts center for an African dance company and other arts groups?
Grace Edmondson Harris was rejected when she first sought admission to what is now Virginia Commonwealth University because she was African-American.
Battinto Leroy “Tunky” Batts Sr. helped hundreds of Virginia State University students graduate and find their career paths.
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.
A former church is about to become the new home of a regional private school that serves children with autism and other mental challenges.
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 ...
Televangelist Pat Robertson is recovering after suffering an embolic stroke.
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.
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.
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 Thomas Stone Sr. made history in 1968, when he was one of the first African-Americans appointed to the judiciary in Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...