Quantcast

Show advanced options

All results / Stories

Tease photo

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

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

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

VUU Panthers on the prowl for second victory

Freshmen Hakeem Holland and Lamar Webster are the dual dynamos that fueled Virginia Union University’s maroon and steel football engine last Saturday. Perhaps benefitting from the surprise factor, the fledgling Panthers’ running backs contributed mightily to a 35-21 opening victory over Brevard College of North Carolina before a crowd of 7,245 fans at Hovey Field.

Tease photo

3 VUU players on watch list for inaugural Deacon Jones Trophy

Virginia Union University’s Shawheem Dowdy, Hakeem Holland and Paulin Miano are on the first Deacon Jones Trophy watch list.

Tease photo

‘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.

Tease photo

Personality: Helivi L. Holland

Spotlight on president of Old Dominion Bar Association at its 75th anniversary

Helivi L. Holland knew at a young age that advocating for justice was her passion. “I was willing to verbally challenge others, including the teachers, when I felt someone was being unfairly treated. That started around second grade,” she said.

Tease photo

VUU homecoming victory sets up fight against the Bulldogs

Virginia Union University has become both the irresistible force and the immovable object of CIAA football. Under second-year Coach Mark James, the Panthers have showcased the league’s most powerful offense — 422 yards per game — and also the stiffest defense, with a scant 149 average yield.

Tease photo

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.

Tease photo

Legal freedom fighters

At 75, ODBA’s struggle for justice continues

When black lawyers from across Virginia gathered in Richmond last week to mark the 75th anniversary of the Old Dominion Bar Association, far more than nostalgia was on their minds.

Tease photo

Happily Natural Day

Festive weekend event

Tease photo

VUU snags Holland Fisher in NCAA National Signing Day

Football Coach Mark James bills Virginia Union University as a “second chance school.” That being the case, it’s ideal for well-traveled Holland Fisher. The quick-striking, 6-foot-2, 200-pound former high school Under Armour All-American from Chesterfield County has landed at VUU with three years of eligibility.

Tease photo

VCU's Williams signs with European team

Former Virginia Commonwealth University Rams point guard Johnny Williams is taking his ball-handling skills across the Atlantic.

Tease photo

Rankine named new dean at UR

The University of Richmond School of Arts and Sciences will have a new dean June 1. He is Dr. Patrice Rankine, currently dean for Arts and Humanities at Hope College in Holland, Mich. 
“Dr. Rankine is an experienced and accomplished scholar and administrator who deeply appreciates the importance we, at Richmond, attach to our deans being student-focused and committed to faculty development,” University of Richmond Provost Jacquelyn S. Fetrow stated Tuesday in announcing the appointment.

Tease photo

VUU heads to first round of NCAA playoffs

Virginia Union University has been given the chance to scratch a 24-year football itch. But before the Panthers say can “ahh,” there is much work to be done.

Tease photo

Cooper wins in squeaker

48 votes propel minister to Henrico School Board seat

48 votes propel minister to Henrico School Board seat

Tease photo

Panthers roaring back

There was a time when Virginia Union University dominated CIAA football and ranked among the most successful programs in NCAA Division II.

Tease photo

African-American cemetery in Charlottesville to be restored

The Daughters of Zion Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010, but there are no markers telling of the Charlottesville cemetery’s cultural and historical significance. Instead, there’s trash and sinking and broken gravestones.

Tease photo

Marker dedication Nov. 7 for First Baptist Centralia

First Baptist Church Centralia will dedicate a state historical marker this weekend celebrating the founding of the church in Chesterfield County 152 years ago.

Tease photo

VUU beats St. Augustine’s, on the road to Gardner-Webb

In two coaching seasons at Virginia Union University, Coach Mark James is 9-3 overall, but 7-0 against North Carolina opponents.