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.

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, ...

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.

Girls gain valuable lessons in selling their own products

The Camp Diva Leadership Academy will host its annual Market Day featuring Camp Diva Leadership Academy partici- pants who make and sell their own products. This year’s Market Day takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29, ...

Museum crawl includes five Richmond venues

Richmond’s Second Intersecting History Museum Crawl will provide free admission and transportation to five area museums from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 31.

National Night Out events announced

The Richmond Police Department will celebrate National Night Out, the biggest citywide party of the year, and all city residents are invited to participate.

Q&A: Jordan Peele on the dreams and nightmares of ‘Nope’

There’s little in contemporary movies quite like the arrival of a new Jordan Peele film. They tend to descend ominously and mysteriously, a little like an unknown object from above that casts an expanding, darkening shadow the closer it comes.