“Tiger Tom” Mitchell built his life on the spoken and written word. For more than 30 years, the celebrated broadcaster entertained untold thousands of listeners with his radio show on long-gone WANT AM 990.
Expectant mothers often filled the waiting room in Dr. William Collins Jones’ busy North Side office. They could be there for hours while Dr. Jones handled a delivery at a nearby hospital. But none of the women left because each ...
Margaret Poindexter Howlette mothered thousands of Richmond children, although she never had any of her own. For 55 years, Mrs. Howlette dedicated herself to the elementary students she came in contact with, first as a teacher for 29 years and ...
Shirley Hagins Johnson Clarke enjoyed trying new career directions.
For The Rev. Joseph Roger Young, the call to ministry came late in life. The retired insurance claims adjuster was 65 when he entered Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond to begin his new career.
Claudette Chavis Harris touched the lives of hundreds of Richmond children during her 30-year career as an elementary schoolteacher.
Earl Haddon Gray, a former national leader of the Prince Hall Shriners, has died. Family and friends paid their final tributes to Mr. Gray on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in North Side.
Solly Walker was front and center in the desegregation of NCAA college basketball. The South Carolina native, who broke the color barrier on the team at St. John’s University in 1950, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in New York at ...
Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool,” has died.
Her attractiveness made her a JET Beauty of the Week. Her intellect enabled her to become a pioneering scientist.
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.
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 ...
Richmond has lost one of its former football heroes. Randy L. Crawley, a member of the 1972 Central Region championship team for the John F. Kennedy High School Kougars, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at age 62.
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.
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.