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National NAACP board suspends Henrico Branch president for 2 years

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.

Black community divided over whether Northam should resign

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. Northam apology tour

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’ discussion Feb.18 at Black History Museum

“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.

Capitol chaos blowing over?

The storm over the State Capitol appears to be easing up — for now.

Richmonders react

Virginians continue to witness the chaos and confusion consuming Virginia’s top executives.

More information emerges on Fairfax’s second accuser

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.

Virginia expresses ‘profound regret’ for history of lynchings

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 ...

RRHA poised to name Duncan as new CEO

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.

Catholic dioceses release list of 58 clergy accused of sexually abusing children

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.

City to get new children’s hospital

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.

Council approves new housing, shelter policies

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.

Richmond Branch NAACP to honor 3 at luncheon Feb. 23

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.

Joe Morrissey exploring run against Sen. Dance

Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey is preparing to make a political comeback.

Presidents' Day schedule

Presidents' Day holiday schedule