Boys 2 Men Father/Son conference set for Saturday at Cedar Street

A former Seattle Seahawks fullback, a comedian and a gospel rapper are among the speakers scheduled for a conference designed to address some of the challenges facing African-American boys and men and to provide tools for maturely navigating those challenges.

Spiritual Boot Camp for women to start June 17

Women United For Christ Ministry is sponsoring a “Spiritual Boot Camp,” a monthly session to educate and empower women in all areas of their lives.

CeCe Winans talks about new solo CD and pastoring

CeCe Winans, one of the most celebrated female gospel artists, is back on tour after releasing her first solo CD in almost a decade.

Evergreen Cemetery sold to Enrichmond Foundation

Unkempt, but historic Evergreen Cemetery has a new owner eager to preserve and protect the burial ground for banker Maggie L. Walker, crusading journalist John Mitchell Jr. and as many as 50,000 other African-Americans. After months of talks, Enrichmond Foundation, ...

With crackdown on panhandling, people wrestle with their conscience

Driving to his downtown clothing business, Hans Herman Thun finds it impossible to ignore the beggars. They catch his attention with handwritten, cardboard signs such as “Homeless and hungry,” “Anything helps! God bless” and even “I’ll be honest — I ...

Ebenezer marks its 160th

Ebenezer Baptist Church will host a series of public events this week to mark its 160th anniversary as a beacon of faith in Jackson Ward, it has been announced.

Trump’s views on Islam ‘continue to evolve’

President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week has begun to soften his attitudes about Islam, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday after a two-day summit in which the president was treated to extraordinary Arab hospitality. “I think the ...

President’s family gets special dispensation to fly on Sabbath

When it comes to Jewish observance, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump may be in a class by themselves.

Callista Gingrich to be nominated as ambassador to the Vatican

Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is expected to be nominated by President Trump as the next ambassador to the Vatican.

Gardens sprouting from the work of area churches

At Second Baptist Church in South Side, volunteer gardeners are preparing to produce a cornucopia of vegetables and herbs on a quarter-acre garden plot next to the sanctuary on Broad Rock Boulevard.

Missing from church on Mother’s Day: Women wishing to be moms

Religion News Service For years, Mother’s Day worship services were simply too much for Candace Wohl.

Changes at 2 North Side funeral homes

They may deal with death, but two venerable, African-American-owned funeral homes in North Side are getting new life. The former W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home at 2700 North Ave. has new owners who vow to rebuild the 84-year-old business.

U.S. cultural ambassador to speak at St. Philip’s Women’s Day program

Humanitarian and activist Yewande Austin, president of the Global Institute for Diversity and Change, will be the Women’s Day speaker at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, May 21, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 2900 Hanes Ave. Ms. Austin is an ...

College star who broke color barrier dies at 85

Solly Walker was front and center in the desegregation of NCAA college basketball. The South Carolina native, who broke the color barrier on the team at St. John’s University in 1950, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in New York at ...

Mount Olive Baptist Church walk to symbolize 150-year history

When members of Mount Olive Baptist Church make the 8/10th of a mile walk from Hungary Road Baptist Church to their sanctuary in Henrico County this Saturday, it will symbolize an important journey in the church’s 150-year history.