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Comedian Charlie Murphy dead at 57

Charlie Murphy, stand-up comedian, actor and older brother of comedian Eddie Murphy, died at a New York hospital on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at age 57.

Dr. Levy Armwood to retire

Ebenezer Baptist Church in Jackson Ward soon will be looking for a new pastor. Dr. Levy M. Armwood Jr. is retiring after nearly 15 years in the pulpit of the historic church that has occupied 216 W. Leigh St. since ...

Prison Fellowship launches ‘Second Chance Month’ to help convicts

A national prison ministry is joining forces with conservative and liberal groups to call on church leaders and politicians to give former prisoners a second chance at normal lives.

Christian coalition protests Trump’s planned budget cuts

With ashes on their foreheads, sackcloth draped around their necks and the U.S. Capitol as a backdrop, Christian leaders used the words “evil” and “immoral” to describe the federal budget cuts President Trump has proposed and many Republican lawmakers favor.

Parson and backers initially barred then allowed to worship at RCC

“We’re back. And we’re not going away.” So said Pastor Stephen A. Parson Sr. after he successfully led nearly 40 supporters without incident into the Richmond Christian Center on Sunday to take part in the 8 a.m. worship service.

Roger Wilkins, historian, activist, dies at 85

Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration and helped The Washington Post win the coveted Pulitzer Prize for its Watergate coverage, died Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Parson attempts legal maneuver to retake Richmond Christian Center

Fresh from campaigning for President Trump, Pastor Stephen A. Parson Sr. has launched a campaign to retake control of the Richmond Christian Center in South Side.

Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, dies

nd lyricists, creating raucous anthems that defined the genre’s sound and heartbeat, died Saturday, March 18, at his Missouri home. He was 90.

Phylicia Rashad to headline 10th Annual Transformation Expo

Actress Phylicia Rashad will headline Radio One’s 10th Annual Transformation Expo at noon Saturday, March 18, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Black Southern Baptists support Dr. Moore in denomination controversy

Embattled Southern Baptist ethicist Dr. Russell Moore, the public face of the nation’s largest Protestant group, has at least one group of vocal supporters — African-American Southern Baptist leaders.

Joni Sledge of hit musical group Sister Sledge remembered at 60

Joni Sledge, who with her sisters recorded the enduring dance anthem “We Are Family,” has died, the band’s representative said last Saturday.

Faith leaders, politicians: New immigration order still anti-Muslim

Federal judges may find President Trump’s new executive order on immigration more acceptable than the last. But many religious groups and faith leaders see no meaningful difference in the new measure, which President Trump signed privately last Monday.

Delegate McQuinn to lead cleanup Saturday at historic cemeteries

Fresh from winning state funding to support two historic African-American cemeteries, Delegate Delores L. McQuinn will lead a cleanup of the Evergreen and East End cemeteries this weekend. She is seeking 500 volunteers to assist with removing vines, overgrown grass, ...

Morgan State University Choir to perform March 21 at Fifth Baptist Church

The Morgan State University Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Fifth Baptist Church, 1415 W. Cary St.

Thomas W. Kenney, 93, dies; former owner of Spring Lake course

Thomas Waymond Kenney worked as a meat cutter and janitor most of his life, but ended up a millionaire through his love of golf.