Portsmouth to name street for hometown hero Missy Elliott

A Virginia city is honoring hometown hero Missy Elliott by naming a boulevard in a new entertainment district after her.

Personality: Bryan Price

Part of Bryan Price’s email signature includes his favorite quote. It is from Muhammad Ali, and it speaks to the things we see as impossible to overcome — and to the power of each of us to affect change in ...

Motown songwriter, producer Lamont Dozier dead at 81

Lamont Dozier, the middle name of the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Heat Wave” and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died ...

BLCK Street sessions inspire entrepreneurs

A common thread throughout the inaugural BLCK Street Conference earlier this week was encouragement and advice on everything from organizing finances to mentoring.

Ebony and Jet archives transferred to Smithsonian and Getty Research Institute

More than 4 million photos from Ebony and Jet magazine that captured African-American life, history and culture in the 20th century are now the property of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Review: Beyoncé escapes to dance world in ‘Renaissance’

Beyoncé has been reborn again; this time it’s on a shimmering dance floor.

It’s time for the Down Home Family Reunion

The Elegba Folklore Society will host the 31st Down Home Family Reunion: A Celebration of African American Folklife on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 11 p.m. at Abner Clay Park, 200 W. Clay St.

Plunky and Oneness on again this weekend

After last week’s show was wiped out by heavy rains, Plunky and Oneness has been rescheduled to perform 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Dogwood Dell amphitheater.

Personality: Vanessa Evans

Sorority life is a point of pride for Vanessa Evans.

The NMAAHC celebrates hip-hop with block party

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will host its first Hip- Hop Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Washington, D.C. museum.

Jackson Ward Collective hosts business conference

The term “Black Wall Street” is often associated with the prosperous residential and business community that was destroyed in the Tulsa, Okla., massacre 101 years ago. But there were similar places of prosperity in Black communities throughout the United States, ...

Personality: Martinez Kelley

More than a decade ago Martinez Kelley saw the beginnings of the Atlantic Outreach Group, which eventually led to his path in community service.

35 years after winning Pulitzer, poet Rita Dove’s ‘Apocalyse’ is an awakening

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the world in 2020, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove had not published a book of her own work for more than a decade.

Community High alum lands role in AMC series

In August of 2021, Richmond native Kalyne Coleman got the call every young actor longs for: She got the part. On Oct. 2, Ms. Coleman will be seen in her first onscreen acting credit role as Grace de Pointe Du ...

A food fest for hearts and souls

Food, music and family fun will be among the highlights of the Heart and Soul Festival this weekend at City Stadium.