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Church to become regional private school for children with disabilities

A former church is about to become the new home of a regional private school that serves children with autism and other mental challenges.

Members await naming of interim pastor at Thirty-first Street Baptist

Thirty-first Street Baptist Church continues to face turmoil after the retirement of its pastor, Dr. Morris J. Henderson. Dr. Henderson officially stepped down as pastor of the East End church on Jan. 31, although he had stopped preaching at Sunday ...

Pat Robertson recovering from stroke

Televangelist Pat Robertson is recovering after suffering an embolic stroke.

Dennis Edwards, former member of The Temptations, dies at 74

Grammy winner Dennis Edwards, who performed lead vocals for some of the chart-topping Motown singles recorded by The Temptations in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 74.

Service set for Dr. Walker

A memorial service for Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Jr. will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at Gillfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry St. in Petersburg.

Photo of then-Sen. Obama and Minister Farrakhan may have tanked presidential chances

It was during a mid-2005 Congressional Black Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill when award-winning journalist Askia Muhammad captured one of the most significant photos of his career.

William T. Stone Sr., former substitute judge, Williamsburg funeral home owner, dies at 87

William Thomas Stone Sr. made history in 1968, when he was one of the first African-Americans appointed to the judiciary in Virginia.

Retired teacher Margaret Dungee, 88, dies

Margaret Inez Rollins Dungee felt called to teach. The Richmond native “loved children, delighted in seeing them learn and went to long lengths to see others obtain college educations,” her daughter, Veronica D. Abrams, stated.

AME Bishop John Hurst Adams succumbs at 90

Bishop John Hurst Adams, a nationwide religious and civil rights leader who was a strong voice for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House dome, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. He was 90.

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz musician instrumental in anti-apartheid fight, dies at 78

Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela, known as the “father of South African jazz” who used his music in the fight against apartheid, has died after a decade-long fight with prostate cancer, his family said on Tuesday. He was 78.

Misperceptions prevent some from donating organs

Although most Americans say they’re willing to be an organ donor after they die, some people never sign up because they’re unsure about what could happen to them in a medical emergency, according to a new study. In particular, survey ...

Robert M. Davis Sr., founder of construction company, dies at 74

Robert Michael Davis Sr. left his mark on hundreds of homes in Richmond and Washington. For 50 years, he was involved in building, renovating and improving residences with a quality that kept him in demand. His record in home construction ...

Dorothy Olivia Fletcher Jefferson, 78, longtime financial secretary at 31st St. Baptist Church, dies

Dorothy Olivia Fletcher Jefferson performed one last service for Thirty-first Street Baptist Church when she died. She brought together a pastor and congregation that has faced division and discord.

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies at 74

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at age 74.

Inaugural prayers mirror new governor’s themes of tolerance, unity

The Rev. Kelvin F. Jones called on new Gov. Ralph S. Northam and his leadership partners to “pursue an aggressive agenda” with a focus on “health care, a fair living wage, a thriving economy and a superb education for all” ...