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Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks succumbs at 96

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who, with the trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, popularized the “vocalese” singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died. He was 96.

Judge approves RCC sale to UNCI

As anticipated, the Richmond-based United Nations Church International has been approved to purchase the 5-acre Richmond Christian Center property in South Side

Priest aids in Mugabe relinquishing power

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe knew it was “the end of the road” days before he quit, and appeared relieved when he signed his resignation letter after 37 years in power, said a Catholic priest who mediated talks leading to ...

Evergreen Restoration Foundation continues work, seeks volunteers

Real estate broker Marvin Harris has spent the past 18 months motivating volunteers to restore a 15-acre section of the historic, but long-neglected Evergreen Cemetery where Richmond businesswoman Maggie L. Walker and crusading newspaper editor John Mitchell Jr. are buried.

Farrakhan calls on Trump to repent

Minister Louis Farrakhan called on President Trump to repent for what the Nation of Islam leader called America’s mistreatment of black people over the centuries.

Museum of the Bible, funded by conservatives, avoids contentious issues

Eight years ago, Hobby Lobby president Steve Green found a new way to express his Christian faith. His family’s $4 billion arts and craft chain was already known for closing stores on Sundays, waging a U.S. Supreme Court fight over ...

Philip Griffin,18, dies; son of Dr. and Mrs. Barry Griffin

Philip Madison Griffin, son of Dr. and Mrs. Barry I. Griffin, has died. Philip succumbed Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, to complications from kidney disease.

Alvoston ‘Al’ Taylor, retired city educator, dies at 75

Alvoston L. “Al” Taylor Jr. was a dedicated teacher and principal who cared about his students during 35 years of service.

Bankruptcy trustee recommends RCC sale to another church

And the apparent winner is United Nations Church International. Aiming to keep the Richmond Christian Center a place of worship, a court-appointed trustee is recommending a sale of the church’s 5-acre property in South Side to Richmond-based UNCI for $2.9 ...

City police holding church safety forum

The Richmond Police Department is holding a forum about safety for places of worship. The free forum is designed to help mosques, churches, synagogues and all places of worship with safety procedures that can help protect their worshippers and property. ...

Religious conservatives defend Roy Moore

Conservative Christian supporters of former Alabama Judge Roy Moore are defending the U.S. Senate candidate against allegations of molesting a 14-year-old girl decades ago — and one of them used the biblical story of Mary and Joseph to rationalize an ...

Elizabeth ‘Bette’ Mitchell, widow of ‘Tiger Tom’ Mitchell

The widow of the late Richmond radio personality and journalist John “Tiger Tom” Mitchell has died. Elizabeth “Bette” Spencer Mitchell, a retired Philip Morris employee, succumbed to complications from recent surgery, her family said.

Nellie H. McLeod, former Chesterfield civil rights activist, dies at 90

Nellie Jane Hinderman McLeod earned honors for leading the Civil Rights Movement in Chesterfield County that helped end segregation of public schools in the county and for her work for equal treatment for African-Americans. Through protests and lawsuits, she forced ...

Richmond Christian Center decision to be made Nov. 20

The future of the Richmond Christian Center’s 5-acre property in South Side is to be determined on Monday, Nov. 20. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Keith L. Phillips set the new date Tuesday after an attorney for RCC’s court appointed trustee, ...

Va. Christian Alliance hosts program on impact of technology

The Virginia Christian Alliance is sponsoring a seminar, “Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Bon Air Baptist Church, 2531 Buford Road.