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.

More help requested at Evergreen, East End cemeteries

More help, please. That’s the plea from Marvin Harris, founder and president of the nonprofit Evergreen Restoration Foundation that is dedicated to improving the historic 60-acre Evergreen Cemetery on the border between Richmond and Henrico County in the East End.

Operation Streets founder calls recreation programs the key to ending youth violence

On the campaign trail, Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney promised to beef up after-school programs and recreational opportunities for youths.

Mt. Gilead wins 2017 Governor’s Award

One of the Richmond area’s largest churches is the winner of a statewide award for volunteer and community service.

‘Bring Our Missing Children Home!’ event April 29 at South Side church

Toni Jacobs keeps hoping she will soon hear from her 21-year-old daughter, Keeshae Jacobs, who disappeared without a trace seven months ago.

Women’s Transformation & Empowerment Experience on April 29

The Women United for Christ Ministry is presenting a Women’s Transformation & Empowerment Experience from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Fifth Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, 1415 W. Cary St.

Hernandez cited Scripture on forehead before suicide

It wasn’t a suicide note that former NFL star Aaron Hernandez left in his Massachusetts prison cell when he reportedly hanged himself.

Defense Dept. expands its list of religions

Humanist? Deist? No religion?

Cuba Gooding Sr., former lead singer of The Main Ingredient, dies at 72

Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool,” has died.

Former MCV researcher Anna Carr dies at 86

Her attractiveness made her a JET Beauty of the Week. Her intellect enabled her to become a pioneering scientist.

Dan Rooney, who opened doors in NFL for African-Americans in top jobs, dies at 84

As a driving force behind the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers for many decades, Dan Rooney won endless battles on the field — most notably a record six Super Bowl titles.

VUU’s new Center for African-American Pentecostalism & Leadership Development hosts convocation

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, nationally known for its noted graduates such as Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. Jeremiah Wright and former Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy, will hold its first Pentecostal Convocation on Monday, ...

Student Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam to speak in Richmond

Nation of Islam Student Minister Tony Muhammad will speak at two engagements in Richmond next weekend.

Pivotal church versus state legal battle urged to proceed in high court

Missouri officials and a church embroiled in a closely watched dispute over public money going to religious entities urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to decide the case despite a pivotal policy change by the state’s Republican governor.

Retired teacher Joyce Johnson dies at 73

Teaching children was Joyce Cole Johnson’s mission in life, according to her family. For 33 years, Ms. Johnson helped Richmond first- and second-graders learn to read, write and do arithmetic, first at Woodville Elementary and then at John B. Cary ...