In ‘Equalizer 3,’ Denzel Washington’s assassin goes to Italy

Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua has been dreaming about taking the Equalizer abroad for years. The action franchise (very loosely based on a 1980s television series) starring Denzel Washington as the reluctant assassin Robert McCall had rooted itself in humble domestic beginnings, ...

Personality: Nicole Unice

The Rev. Nicole Unice says the best thing her parents ever taught her was that life is a great adventure.

Black women benefit from more mind, body, spirit practices

Khepera Sankara was at rock bottom when she attended her first yoga class in 2013. It was an Ashtanga class taught by yoga teacher Robbie Norris as part of a program that brought yoga to the Richmond City Jail, where ...

Personality: Joi Dean

Joi Dean believes she has been given much in her life and working with Partnership for the Future (PFF) is a way for her to give back.

Ron Cephas Jones, ‘This Is Us’ actor who won 2 Emmys, dies at 66

Ron Cephas Jones, a veteran stage actor who won two Emmy Awards for his role as a long-lost father who finds redemption on the NBC television drama series “This Is Us,” has died at age 66, a representative said Saturday.

Virginia Museum of History & Culture receives national Award of Excellence

The American Association of State and Local History (AASLH) recently awarded the Virginia Museum of History & Culture its highest honor for achievement in the preservation of state and local history — the Award of Excellence. The VMHC was the ...

McClellan announces photo competition

Congresswoman Jennifer L. McClellan is inviting residents of Virginia’s 4th Congressional District to share their vision of the area and its community with her and, potentially, the nation at large.

Personality: Mitchell Haddon

About a decade ago, Mitchell Haddon met Robin Robertson Starr, who then was CEO of the Richmond SPCA. Because of Mr. Haddon’s experience in construction, Ms. Starr had questions about a veterinary hospital that the nonprofit SPCA was considering building. ...

Trio with Richmond roots wins South by Southwest award

When you play by the BOOC, you play to win.

Plunky & Oneness at the Kennedy Center

Richmond funk group Plunky & Oneness will offer a free concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, it has been announced.

Afro-Puerto Rican orchestra Kadencia appears on Apple TV+ Series ‘Swagger’

Virginia-based Afro-Puerto Rican orchestra, Kadencia, appears in Season 2, Episode 7 of the Apple TV+ series “Swagger.”

Clarence Avant, ‘Black Godfather’ of entertainment, and benefactor of athletes and politicians, dies

Clarence Avant, the judicious manager, entrepreneur, facilitator and adviser who helped launch or guide the careers of Quincy Jones, Bill Withers and many others and came to be known as the “Black Godfather” of music and beyond, has died. He ...

Personality: Raven Bates

Raven Bates, the board president of the Richmond-based nonprofit Art on Wheels, says the best thing her parents Robert and Tracey Wilkinson ever taught her was not to fear being different or independent.

Jay-Z’s Made in America fest canceled

Jay-Z’s annual Made in America festival, scheduled for next month in Philadelphia, has been canceled.

Going green with RVA Urban Ag Kickoff

Urban agriculture and the benefits of a sustainable community will be the focus of a new event in Richmond on Thursday, Aug.17, as the inaugural RVA Urban Ag Kickoff is set to be held at Miles Jones Elementary School at ...