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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.

Simon & Schuster’s first black woman publisher is leaving

The publisher of Simon & Schuster’s flagship imprint, Dana Canedy, is stepping down to concentrate on a sequel to a book Denzel Washington adapted last year for a film of the same name, “A Journal for Jordan.”

Community cleanup celebrates Maggie Walker’s birthday

Liza Walker Mickens, the great-great-granddaughter of Maggie Lena Walker, left center, walks with other volunteers during a National Park Service and City of Richmond cleanup project on July 16 in honor of Mrs. Walker’s 158th birthday, which was on July ...

RVA East End Festival returns

The RVA East End Festival returns Saturday, Sept. 24, from 12 to 9 p.m. at Henry Marsh Elementary School, 813 N. 28th St. The free family event will feature performances by the Richmond Symphony, youth musicians, dancers and visual artists.

Black History Museum to host chess classes

The Bright Minds RVA Chess Classes and Tournament for Richmond-area teens will take place Aug. 8 through 18 at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.

Vote now for the Library of Virginia’s 19th Annual People’s Choice Awards

The Library of Virginia has announced 14 finalists for the 19th Annual People’s Choice Awards.

Several events will mark Maggie L. Walker’s birthday

Richmond will mark Maggie L. Walker’s 158th birthday this week with several events.