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Power, resistance and spiritual beliefs all told in Richmond cemeteries

To Dr. Ryan K. Smith, cemeteries are ideal places to learn about the past and present of a community.

Pope Francis lauds NBA players

Pope Francis met with NBA players at the Vatican on Monday, lauding them as “champions” and saying he supported their work on social justice.

Larry J. Bland, whose leadership of The Volunteer Choir spanned more than 45 years, dies at 67

Larry Jerome Bland left his mark on gospel music in Richmond and beyond during an artistic career that spanned more than a half century.

’You can’t just jump to hope’

The weekend before Election Day, Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, led an interfaith prayer service live streamed from Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital.

Alex Trebek remembered for grace that elevated him above TV host

Alex Trebek never pretended to have all the answers, but the “Jeopardy!” host became an inspiration and solace to Americans who otherwise are at odds with each other.

Bishop Michael Curry to speak about love and perseverance during troubling times

Bishop Michael Curry, the first African-American leader of the U.S. Episcopal Church, will speak on how to navigate periods of change, such as during a pandemic, with love, resilience and grace.

Prayers, fireworks as Indians celebrate Kamala Harris’ win

Waking up to the news of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris’ election as vice president, overjoyed people in her Indian grandfather’s hometown set off firecrackers and offered prayers last Sunday.

Rev. Warnock locked in battle for U.S. Senate seat

The Rev. Raphael Warnock, the 51-year-old pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the historic church once co-pastored by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is running as a Democrat for U.S. Senate in a special election in Georgia.

5-time Grammy nominee Bishop Rance Allen, known for blending rock, south and R&B with traditional gospel music, dies at 71

Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen, a Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee perhaps best known for his gospel hit “Something About the Name Jesus,” has died at 71.

William Blinn, screenwriter of miniseries ‘Roots’ and film ‘Purple Rain,’ dies at 83

William Blinn, a screenwriter for the landmark TV projects “Roots” and “Brian’s Song” and the Prince film “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 83.

Friends of East End Cemetery end work at historic cemetery after rift with new owner

The all-volunteer Friends of East End Cemetery no longer is involved in restoring the once abandoned historic African-American burial ground.

NFL Hall of Famer herb Adderley dies at 81

Herb Adderley, a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, died Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. He was 81.

All Souls Presbyterian shares its North Side sanctuary with new nondenominational ministry

Sharing space with other ministries. That is the formula that 68-year-old All Souls Presbyterian Church in North Side is using to keep its doors open.

Ousted president sues Liberty University over damaged reputation

Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University, alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father damaged his reputation in a series of public statements that followed his resignation as president and chancellor in August amid a series of ...

Pope makes D.C. archbishop first Black cardinal in U.S.

Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is now the first Black U.S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, a historic appointment that comes months after nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice.

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