Late journalist Gwen Ifill to be honored on USPS 2020 Forever stamp

Pioneering journalist Gwen Ifill, the late anchor of the PBS “News Hour,” will be honored on a Forever stamp in 2020, according to an announcement Tuesday by the United States Postal Service.

'Something in the Water' festival returning to Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach native and music star Pharrell Williams is doing it again.

Social Security benefits to increase by 1.6% in 2020

Retirees in Richmond and across the country might have a little more money in their pockets come January.

Gymnast Simone Biles breaks medal record with 25

American Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championship history Sunday when she won the beam and floor finals to take her career tally to 25 medals.

Lt. Gov. Fairfax files amended suit in $400M defamation case

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax’s lawsuit against CBS took another turn last week, when an amended lawsuit was filed Oct. 3, asserting that Richmond allies of a chief political rival, Mayor Levar M. Stoney, helped spread what he has ...

Joshua Brown, key witness in Botham Jean case, fatally shot

Dallas authorities are insisting that the slaying of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of a former Dal- las police officer, was part of a drug deal gone bad and not connected to his testimony in the ...

Some see rush to forgive as rush to forget racial violence

When a white Dallas police officer who killed an innocent African-American man in his own living room was sent off to prison last week with a hug from the victim’s brother and the African-American judge on the case, some saw ...

Lt. Gov. Fairfax files $400M defamation suit against CBS

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax is suing CBS for $400 million, claiming the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he said have falsely accused him of sexual assault.

What color is love? Virginia couples challenge state law requiring race on marriage license application

Three couples planning to get married in Virginia have filed a federal lawsuit challeng- ing a state requirement that they disclose their race on their marriage application.

Reframing the history of slavery in Angola and U.S.

If the United States has 35,000 museums, a writer asked in 2014, why is only one about slavery? And if the wealth of this country was built on the backs of enslaved people from Africa, why has that story been ...

Obamas rock out with summer song playlist

Barack Obama may be the former president, but he’s still got it going on.

Obama’s old high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at an elite Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.

HBCU president ousted after accusations of plagiarism, nepotism

Officials at an historically black college in Tennessee have voted out the school’s president, who has been accused of plagiarism, nepotism and not handling mold or rodent issues in residence halls.

First 400 years

In August 1619, more than 20 Africans landed at Point Comfort, the present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton.

Hampton University turns to eSports for creating entrepreneurs

Students at Hampton University soon will be playing video games as part of their studies. The university is building an eSports lab, thanks to a $340,658 technology grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.