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Kenneth L. Prince Sr., businessman, dies at 78

“Work, work and more work. Man don’t work, man don’t eat. “ That was the mantra Kenneth Lee Prince Sr. lived by, said his family. Seeking to emulate his hard-working parents, the longtime Henrico County resident never seemed to rest.

Arthur Mitchell, creator of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has ...

Venisha Brown, daughter of legendary singer James Brown, dies at 53

A daughter of the late “Godfather of Soul” James Brown has died.

Memorial service Oct. 6 for Jacqueline G. Epps

A memorial service for Jacqueline G. “Jackie” Epps, a Richmond attorney and former chair of the Virginia Retirement System, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church, 830 25th St., in Newport News.

Richmond lawyer Jacqueline G. ‘Jackie’ Epps, former chair of the Virginia Retirement System, dies at 71

Jacqueline Guess “Jackie” Epps, a prominent Richmond attorney whose legal career spanned 45 years, including service as former chair of the Virginia Retirement System, has died.

M.A. Motley, longtime business and civic leader, dies at 96

M.A. Motley Sr. went from success as a plumber to become one of the most influential African-American business leaders in Richmond.

James ‘Jimmy Lee’ Bracey Jr., founder of West End Richmond Striders track club, dies at 80

James Lee “Jimmy Lee” Bracey Jr. developed a passion for running track while serving in the Air Force.

Friends, family say goodbye to Aretha Franklin in marathon funeral

The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin was remembered and celebrated in a star-studded marathon funeral service last Friday that drew laughter, tears and, as with any large family gathering, controversy.

Dr. George T. Walker, composer, music educator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 96

George Theophilus Walker was long ranked among the top American composers of modern classical music.

Former President Obama to speak at Sen. McCain’s funeral

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush will deliver eulogies Saturday at the funeral of U.S. Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war during Vietnan and six-term Republican senator from Arizona whose reputation as a maverick is causing ...

Thousands pay final respects to Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s body lay in repose on Tuesday while her soaring voice poured from loudspeakers outside a Detroit museum, stirring fans to sway and sing along and others to weep as they lined up for a last glimpse of the ...

Nobel winner Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, dies at 80

Former U.N. Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Rev. Nathaniel Morris, gospel singer, playwright, minister, dies at 67

The Rev. Nathaniel “Nat” Morris went from singing in a Richmond church as a child to the Broadway stage as an adult. An ordained minister, playwright, actor and singer, Rev. Morris was 18 when he made his debut in 1968 ...

Dr. Katie G. Cannon, renowned scholar who elevated role of black women in theology, dies at 68

Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon made history in 1974 as the first African-American woman to be ordained a Presbyterian minister in the United States. Dr. Cannon would use that breakthrough to become a driving force in creating the womanist theology that ...

Joseph L. Hayes Sr., former director of VEC’s Administrative Law Division, dies at 85

Joseph Lewis Hayes Jr. initially set out to become a pharmacist. Along the way, he switched to legal studies and eventually became one of the leading experts on the laws regarding unemployment benefits.

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