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

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

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Africa and Obama ‘On the Move’

President Obama continues to be strategic about how he represents his race, genealogy and his commitment to promote and sustain African freedom and empowerment. The president’s historic trip to Kenya and to Ethiopia is indicative of his distinctive characteristic of taking strategic moves that go far beyond the traditional limitations of American politics and global outreach. This was his fourth trip to Africa. As the first sitting American president to visit Kenya and Ethiopia, his timing could not have come at a better time.

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Anderson new City Council chief of staff

Lawrence Rashad Anderson, a former urban research fellow at American University in Washington, is the Richmond City Council’s new chief of staff.

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‘Keep working, marching, advocating,’ pastor tells Citywide Mass Meeting audience

Soul-stirring songs, dramatic presentations and moving messages filled Cedar Street Baptist Church of God on Monday. The occasion: The annual Citywide Mass Meeting to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Richmond barber helping rebuild lives, homes in Haiti

Kenneth Barney makes his living cutting hair. But in his spare time, the longtime Richmond barber is on a mission to build solid, safe houses in a community in Haiti where thousands make their homes in tiny ramshackle spaces.