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No holiday for justice as protesters hold March of Reckoning

Banks and schools may have been closed Monday, but around 50 political activists descended on Bank Street and went to work protesting against Gov. Ralph S. Northam and other elected officials.

Case closed on Richmond 34

The students from Virginia Union University walked enthusiastically with pride, determination, respect and self confidence. Block by block down Lombardy Street to Broad Street they walked — young men dressed in shirts and ties and young ladies wearing dresses and ...

Who should investigate allegations against Fairfax?

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax continues to preside over the state Senate despite the continuing ferment over decades-old sexual assault claims two women have publicly leveled against him.

Superintendent Jason Kamras reviews his first year on job

When Jason Kamras placed his hand on his late grandfather’s Torah and was sworn in as Richmond’s new public schools superintendent on Feb. 1, 2018, he was not totally aware of the depth of challenges ahead of him.

Va. NAACP facing takeover by national?

Is the national NAACP about to take control of the Virginia State Conference of the civil rights group based on member complaints? So far, the national office has declined to comment on any action concerning the Virginia NAACP that was ...

City’s financial forecast projects deficits — even without a new Coliseum

Prospects that Mayor Levar M. Stoney will advance his grand plan to replace the now closed Richmond Coliseum to City Council appear to be dimming. Since November, the plan has remained in limbo, and City Hall remains mum on the ...

Duncan chosen to lead RRHA

The board of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority on Wednesday tapped Damon E. Duncan as the new chief executive officer as the agency continues to struggle to keep the heat on in a small portion of its nearly 4,000 ...

Judges continuing family tradition on local courts

Judge Randall G. Johnson Jr. is going to become a circuit court judge like his late father. And Brice E. Lambert also is headed to the bench where he will continue a family tradition of judicial service.

SNAP benefits to be available March 1

All food stamp recipients in Richmond and across the state will receive March benefits on March 1, the state Department of Social Services has announced.

‘March on the Mansion’ slated for Saturday at Capitol

Five state and national groups will host a public rally and march this weekend to continue to press Gov. Ralph S. Northam to resign in the wake of his blackface scandal.

VCU to host panel on blackface and racism Feb. 25

Blackface and racism will be the focus of a panel discussion at Virginia Commonwealth University from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, it has been announced.

Black history program Feb. 28 at MLK Middle School

Students and staff of Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School will host a public Black History Month program 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, it has been announced.

School Board defers vote on cutting 49 jobs

The Richmond School Board postponed voting Tuesday night on Superintendent Jason Kamras’ proposed $300 million operating budget after the board became mired in confusion and chaos.

Authority of Virginia State Bar to discipline lawyers challenged

Veteran Richmond area attorney Rhetta M. Daniel is challenging the authority of the Virginia State Bar to consider misconduct charges against lawyers in a filing that, if upheld, could undermine decisions in hundreds of previous cases.

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.

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