Personality: Amanda Loraine Lynch

Amanda Loraine Lynch is helping bring change to the stage and the streets through ballet.

Cherished Holiday Memories 2021

Holiday memories are created by family — whether it is the family we’re born into or the family we create through church, work or social interactions.

Dr. Harvey to VSU graduates: ‘Let’s get on with it’

“We believe that the sun rises and shines on you, and we believe that there is nothing, nothing, nothing that you can’t do.”

Creator of Kwanzaa to speak at 32nd Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival Dec. 30

Dr. Maulana Karenga was just 24 when he launched the Kwanzaa holiday in 1966 to enable Black communities in this country and worldwide to celebrate their African heritage.

Unity of Richmond to host Kwanzaa service Dec. 26

A West End Richmond worship center will help launch the local celebration of Kwanzaa on Sunday, Dec. 26, the start of the seven-day holiday that runs through New Year’s Day.

Personality: The Rev. John Brian Sawyer

The Rev. John Brian Sawyer has lived a life driven by his passions.

Pharrell to NSU grads: ‘You have the ability to create the city, life that you deserve’

NORFOLK Grammy Award-winning musician Pharrell Williams told the newest graduates of Norfolk State University on Saturday to act like “the emerging majority” and help develop the area’s businesses and culture.

Miss America to VCU graduates: ‘You are stronger, you are wiser … as a result of the challenges you have faced’

The sound of trumpets, horns and drums filled Virginia Commonwealth University’s Siegel Center last Saturday morning as the university held its fall 2021 commencement ceremony.

Personality: James Harris Jr.

James Harris Jr. knows the trials and tribulations of the therapy experience.

Pulitzer winner Michael Paul Williams to speak at VUU scholarship event

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Virginia Union University alumnus Michael Paul Williams will speak at the annual VUU National Alumni Association Scholarship and Awards Luncheon hosted by the John W. Barco Alumni Chapter 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11.

French honor for Josephine Baker stirs conflict over racism

On the surface, it’s a powerful message against racism: A Black woman will, for the first time, join other luminaries interred in France’s Pantheon. But by choosing a U.S.-born figure/entertainer Josephine Baker—critics say France is continuing a long tradition of ...

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at 41

Virgil Abloh, a leading designer whose groundbreaking fusions of streetwear and high couture made him one of the most celebrated tastemakers in fashion and beyond, has died of cancer. He was 41.

Egypt unveils renovated ‘Avenue of the Sphinxes’ in Luxor

Egyptian authorities unveiled Nov. 25 a renovated ancient promenade in the city of Luxor dating back 3,000 years, the latest government project undertaken to highlight the country’s archaeological treasures.

3rd annual charity art gala to benefit Black History Museum

Liberated Flow is hosting its 3rd Annual Charity Art Gala 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, to benefit the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia.

Petersburg Symphony Orchestra to present holiday concert Dec. 5

The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra is presenting “Festive Holiday Favorites,” a holiday concert featuring Handel’s “The Messiah Overture” and other favorites, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Petersburg Public Library Auditorium, 201 Washington St. in Petersburg.