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5 city schools get new pianos, thanks to RVA East End Festival

There will be more music in the air at five Richmond schools.

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Richmond names new poet laureate

Richmond has its first poet laureate.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci to address COVID-19 myths on city panel Jan. 8

The nation’s top doctor in the battle against COVID-19 will participate in a virtual discussion of health disparities and the coronavirus on Friday, Jan. 8, that will be open to the public.

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VLBC retains strength with special election victories

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus gained two new members Tuesday night as the result of special elections to fill vacant seats in the House of Delegates.

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VUU receives $6M grant from Dominion Energy; names new trustees

Virginia Union University has been awarded a $6 million grant from Dominion Energy to enable the school to beef up its offerings in science, technology, engineering and math and improve its campus.

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Emancipation Proclamation Day service to take place online

With a stroke of a pen, President Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in the warring South 158 years ago.

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Capital City Kwanzaa festival to go virtual beginning Dec. 26

Like many other holiday events, the Richmond area’s largest Kwanzaa festival is going virtual and also will provide evening shows online during the full seven days of the holiday that begins Saturday, Dec. 26, it has been announced.

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Statue of teen civil rights advocate set to represent Virginia in U.S. Capitol

Teenage rebel Barbara Rose Johns, who led a student strike in Farmville that ultimately helped eradicate government-enforced racial segregation in the United States, is recommended to be Virginia’s new statue in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

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Hampton president to step down after more than 40 years

After more than four decades at the helm, Hampton University President William R. Harvey announced Monday that he will step down in June 2022.

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VCU student delivers main speech at winter commencement

Creativity and a willingness to adapt are paramount.

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