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Former Congressman Ron Dellums, who pushed U.S. sanctions against apartheid South Africa, dies at 82

Ronald Vernie “Ron” Dellums was a fiery anti-war activist who championed social justice in his community and in Congress. The first African-American Democratic congressman from Northern California and a former mayor of his native Oakland, Calif., died from cancer at ...

Bernetta M. Williams, longtime math, science teacher, dies at 72

Richmond educator Bernetta Marie Williams ... is being remembered following her death on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. She was 72.

Great-granddaughter of Maggie L. Walker succumbs in Calif.

A great-granddaughter of noted Richmond businesswoman and banking great Maggie L. Walker has died in California.

Chesterfield reader offers payment to Morning Star Baptist guest preacher

The Rev. Ernest Blue Jr. finally has been paid for delivering a guest sermon July 1 at Morning Star Baptist Church in South Side.

James Meredith on mission from God

James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives.

Nominees sought for 2018 Manny Awards

My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond is accepting nominations for the 2018 Manny Awards honoring unsung heroes in the region who are making their communities better.

Morman Church teams up with NAACP

The Mormon Church is teaming up with the national NAACP on a new education and employment program on the East Coast, an outgrowth from the first official meeting between the groups in May.

Roderyck I. Bullock, former high school coach, community worker and advocate for disabled, dies at 44

Roderyck Irone “Big Shot” Bullock lost both feet to diabetes and had to learn to slowly and painfully maneuver with a walker and prostheses. But that didn’t keep Mr. Bullock from coming to Richmond City Council meetings to speak out ...

At 91, Carlton T. Brooks still going strong

Carlton T. Brooks said as a young man he faced the big decision of figuring out how to make a living.

AME Church and black banks launch partnership for black wealth

The black church, among the most prosperous institutions in America, has long led movements for the spiritual, social and civic uplift of black people.

Aubrey D. Flippen, 68, longtime social worker, dies

Aubrey Dean Flippen sought to provide hope to people in crisis.

Myrtle H. Motley, civic, church worker, succumbs at 98

Myrtle Hobson Motley came through at a critical moment when Richmond civil rights attorney Oliver W. Hill Sr. was pursuing an important legal battle against government-enforced segregated schools.

Dr. William E. ‘Bill’ Ward, former mayor of Chesapeake, NSU professor dies at 84

Dr. William E. “Bill” Ward, the first African-American mayor of Chesapeake and the only official to serve the longest in that role, has died.

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.