Personality: Shemicia L. Bowen

At a time of change and need locally, statewide and nationally, a 100-year-old advocacy organization in Richmond is in the midst of a revival, courtesy of Shemicia L. Bowen.

Personality: Myra Goodman Smith

With the rise of the omicron variant of COVID-19, focus again is being directed toward the systemic issues surrounding health care and health care delivery systems. These types of issues have been a lifelong focus for Myra Goodman Smith.

Personality: Martha Jones-Carter

If art tells a story, then Martha Jones-Carter has helped weave a multitude of personal and community-built narratives over the course of her life.

Personality: Amanda Loraine Lynch

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

Personality: The Rev. John Brian Sawyer

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

Personality: James Harris Jr.

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

Personality: Dr. Denise Lowe Walters

Dr. Denise Lowe Walters strives to be a bridge builder and engine of progress in many of her endeavors. In October, she took on a whole new challenge, one that has the potential to broaden horizons for the Richmond community ...

Personality: Carlon R. Zanders

November is National Adoption Month, and the need for permanent, loving homes for children awaiting adoption has never been greater, says Carlon R. Zanders, board chairman of the Children’s Home Society of Virginia.

Personality: Nathan Burrell

For many in Richmond, the COVID-19 pandemic has led many to seek refuge in nature. For Nathan Burrell, the experience also has been a validating one.

Personality: Dr. Harold C. Sayles

Thursday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, a time when the nation pauses to honor those who have served the nation. Dr. Harold C. Sayles, who was elected during the summer as the 122nd national chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign ...

Personality: Sheila E. Battle

At a time of reassessment for individuals, systems in Richmond and the world at large, Sheila E. Battle is at the forefront of a group fostering change through a unique method – inner work.

Personality: Tonie Stevens

Pets are just as vulnerable to illness and cancer as any living creature, and Tonie Stevens is working to further public awareness about pet cancer and treatment.

Personality: Monica L. Darden

Things are getting a bit spicy as Monica L. Darden nears the end of the first year of her term as president of the Rho Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Personality: Elwood ‘Coach Pat’ Patterson Jr.

Everyone needs an emotional outlet to cool off, unwind or clear their head of life’s troubles. For Richmond youths, the East End Boxing Club offers a unique way to re-center their minds and improve their bodies, courtesy of Elwood Patterson ...

Personality: Omari Kijana Al-Qadaffi

During a time where millions of people remain at risk of eviction in a pandemic, in a city that gained notice nationally for the second highest eviction rate in the country before COVID-19, Omari Kijana Al-Qadaffi has been a constant ...