Frank J. Thornton, former president of the Henrico Branch NAACP, has had his membership in the civil rights group suspended for two years. The national NAACP imposed the suspension on Feb. 16 during its quarterly board meeting in New York.
To condemn or to forgive? The Rev. Al Sharpton took center stage on the condemnation front Feb. 7 as he took part in a Virginia Union University program titled “Reflections on Faith, Community and Racial Reconciliation in the Commonwealth.”
Gov. Ralph S. Northam will attend a Virginia Union University chapel service on “Faith, Identity and Social Justice” next week as part of his “apology tour in the aftermath of his blackface photo controversy,” university officials announced.
“Unmasking Blackface” will be the topic of a community conversation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh St.
The storm over the State Capitol appears to be easing up — for now.
Virginians continue to witness the chaos and confusion consuming Virginia’s top executives.
Information about Meredith Watson, who alleged Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax raped her in college almost 20 years ago, has surfaced in multiple reliable media reports.
Outlining a “dark and shameful chapter of American history,” state legislators unanimously passed resolutions to “acknowledge with profound regret the existence and acceptance of lynching” in Virginia, where more than 80 people — mostly African-American men — were killed by ...
Damon E. Duncan, a public and affordable housing veteran with 26 years of experience, is to be named the next chief executive officer of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Free Press has learned.
Virginia’s two Roman Catholic dioceses on Wednesday published lists of 58 priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, joining other dioceses around the country in answering calls to make public the names of abusive clergy.
Construction is set to start in a few months on a $350 million, 92-bed hospital for children on the medical campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Overshadowed by the debate over renaming the Boulevard, Richmond City Council Monday night unanimously approved policy changes that will impact affordable housing and the use of city property for cold weather shelters.
The Richmond Branch NAACP is holding its Founders and Membership Recognition Luncheon noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at The GRACE Center, 1302 Victor St. in Highland Park.
Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey is preparing to make a political comeback.
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