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Community booster Linda D. Myrick dies

Linda Diane Myrick was a vibrant, determined woman who found joy in helping her family and others get the most out of life.

Lucia Ferray-Robinson, co-founder of Africa Awareness Association, dies at 54

A 23-year link between Cuba and Richmond has been broken with the death of Lucia Arocha Ferray-Robinson, 54, at her residence in Havana on Sunday, July 1, 2018.

Guest preacher says he was stiffed by South Side church

The Rev. Ernest Blue Jr. of Richmond is often called to be a guest preacher.

#MourningWhileBlack

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has apologized for a white priest kicking an African-American family out of their loved one’s funeral.

Stephen Silva, former VCU-VUU point guard, dies

Former Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University basketball point guard Stephen Silva died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in his hometown of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Beverly Crawford, who ran law firm with husband, Sa’ad El-Amin, remembered for her passions

Family and friends gathered Saturday, June 30, to celebrate the life of Beverly Diane Crawford, a former attorney and wife of former City Councilman Sa’ad El-Amin.

Joe Jackson was admired by some, detested by others

When Joe Jackson, the patriarch and architect behind the musical Jackson family dynasty died on June 27, some media organizations focused on the negative stories. However, at least one Richmonder who found his own success in show business, remembers the ...

Historic cemetery’s cleanup has drawn nearly 8,000 volunteer visits

The Friends of East End Cemetery are marking the five-year anniversary of cleaning up and restoring the historic African-American burial ground in Eastern Henrico County.

Jehovah's Witnesses convene in Downtown

As national and world events cause polarization and despair, there’s a need for individuals to have a source of release and a positive outlook for the future. The Jehovah’s Witnesses plan to address the issues in a series of weekend ...

City Council approves church site for new school

Calvary United Methodist Church in Fulton has won approval to become the new home of a nonprofit Montessori preschool.

Churches, nonprofits to be hit with taxes under new federal code

Republicans have quietly imposed a new, but limited tax on churches, synagogues and other nonprofits, a little-noticed and surprising change that could cost some groups tens of thousands of dollars.

Jackson family patriarch dies

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty, died Wednesday morning, June 27, 2018, in a Las Vegas hospital.

Lydia M. Jiggetts, prayer warrior and activist, dies at 70

Dr. Lydia Mercedes Jiggetts sought to help people in multiple ways. In the 1970s, she was part of a team of activists that helped force Richmond area radio and television stations to end their whites-only employment policies and open their ...

One of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers dies

Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died in Southern Utah on Monday, June 11, 2018, surrounded by family members who raised money through a crowdfunding campaign to be by his side.

Louis Farrakhan Jr., 60, oldest son of Nation of Islam leader, dies

A Janazah service, a Muslim burial service, was held Friday, June 8, at Mosque Maryam in Chicago for Louis Farrakhan Jr., the eldest son of Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, and Mother Khadijah Farrakhan. Mr. Farrakhan ...

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