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Tim Reid launches new network “LG/CY of a People”

Internationally known American actor, director, writer and filmmaker Tim Reid has launched a new streaming network called “LG|CY of a People” to tell stories about the diverse people and cultures within the African diaspora.

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Dec. 5 Christmas parade to go virtual

Richmond’s 37th Annual Christmas Parade will be virtual this year because of the coronavirus.

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32nd Annual 2nd Street Festival goes virtual Oct. 3 and 4

The 32nd Annual 2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward will have a twist this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of thousands of people flocking to the Downtown neighborhood to enjoy the history, music, food and art, events will take place virtually.

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GRTC announces service changes beginning Sept. 13

On Sunday, Sept. 13, GRTC will usher in a series of service changes.

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Attorney General Mark Herring to run for re-election

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has decided he wants to keep his job, rather than making a bid to become Virginia’s 74th governor.

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Kirk Franklin sweeps with 6 Stellar Awards

Kirk Franklin served as a co-host and also walked off with the most awards at the virtual 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

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Falwell out as president of Liberty U.

Jerry Falwell Jr. is out at conservative Liberty University.

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Larry J. Bland seriously ill

Larry J. Bland, Richmond’s celebrated gospel choir director, issued an email Tuesday stating that he is suffering from a serious illness and included a request for prayers and privacy.

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Dominion leadership changes lead to promotions for African-Americans, women

African-Americans and women will play more prominent roles in the operation of Dominion Energy in the wake of a leadership overhaul at the Richmond-based energy giant following its abandonment last month of the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.

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RRHA honors 14 college-bound grads

A new laptop computer, a $500 gift card and a trunk overflowing with dorm room supplies.

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