Richmond area will host numerous events for Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.

Sundance: 'Descendant' chronicles a Black history uncovered

Rarely have past and present mingled in a documentary the way they do in “Descendant,” a nonfiction account of the last known ship to bring African captives to the American South for enslavement.

’Who We Are’ offers a searing view of racism in U.S.

“If you’ve ever owned a slave, please raise your hand,” Jeffery Robinson asks a live audience at the beginning of “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America,” a searing documentary based on a lecture he has spent a ...

Elvatrice Belsches to speak on history of Black Richmond Jan. 29

Public historian, researcher and author Elvatrice P. Belsches will speak about the history of Black Richmond during a virtual event 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Richmond Metro Area’s Diversity, Equity and ...

Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK event

Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more” by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures.

Sidney Poitier suffered from multiple health problems

Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier, who died Jan. 6 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 94, suffered from several health issues, according to information listed in his death certificate that was obtained Tuesday by TMZ and several ...

Events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the nation’s “drum major for justice,” will be celebrated in person, virtually and on television during the annual national holiday Monday, Jan. 17.

Trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier changed movies and lives

We go to movies not just to escape, but to discover. We might identify with the cowboy or the runaway bride or the kid who befriends a creature from another planet.

2021 Year in Photos

The year 2021 was a tug of war between the life changes precipitated by the COVID-19-related shutdowns of 2020 and efforts to return to a pre-COVID way of life.

An honest accounting

Richmond novelist Ellen Glasgow gained fame for her realistic depictions of women, their relationships and their efforts to gain indepen- dence in a male-dominated world.

Former London Fashion Week designer pivots with success after being wrongly imprisoned in UK

From the pinnacles of the fashion world to a wrongful stint in prison and back, Elle B. Mambetov’s extraordinary personal journey has helped her emerge as a unique voice in the world of luxury fashion.

VSU grad combines degree and love of animals to open North Side pet bath and spa

Michelle Millett and her mother, Arlene Young, are making it easier for pet parents to give their fur babies a bath.

Capital City Kwanzaa Festival canceled because of COVID-19

The Richmond area’s largest Kwanzaa festival will not take place as planned on Thursday, Dec. 30.

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.”