Tina Turner, unstoppable superstar whose hits included ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It,’ dead at 83
Tina Turner, the singer and stage performer who teamed with husband Ike Turner for a dynamic run of hit records and live shows in the 1960s and ’70s and survived her horrifying marriage to triumph in middle age with the ...
John Blake, journalist on religion and race, goes personal with new memoir
Journalist John Blake, who has long written about religion and race in America, is the author of “More than I Imagined: What a Black Man Discovered About the White Mother He Never Knew.” The book recounts how multiracial churches helped ...
The life and legacy of Jim Brown, all-time NFL great and social activist
If ever the term “larger than life” fit one individual, it would be Jim Brown, the athlete, actor and activist.
Alphas trailblazers — again
When Tyler Parker, a member of the Henrico County Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, was informed by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources on Sept. 15, 2022, that its application for a “Trailblazers of a New Era” highway marker ...
Civic activist Donald Jerome Garrett, who exposed payday loan practices, dies at age 69
Donald Jerome Garrett kept active in civic affairs despite suffering from kidney disease that required him to receive dialysis three days a week.
Musician Marlon Cox remembered for his talent, personality and sense of humor
Musician and entrepreneur Marlon Jermaine Cox died on Saturday, April 29, 2023, after a suffering a medical emergency in early April.
Jean Allen Eggleston remembered for her substance and style
Jean Allen Eggleston, a lifelong Richmonder, died on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the age of 89. She will be remembered as loving and supportive to her family, a loyal friend, a kind teacher and a fashionista.
John Fitzhugh Jones Jr., educator and child advocate, remembered
Retired Army Reserve Lt. Col. John Fitzhugh Jones Jr., who spent three decades sched- uling classes and counseling students in Richmond Public Schools, has died.
William U. Booker Sr., entrepreneur, civic and spiritual leader, dies at age 95
William Ulysses Booker Sr. sought to seize the opportunities that came his way.
Harry Belafonte, activist and entertainer, dies at 96
Harry Belafonte, the civil rights and entertainment gi- ant who began as a groundbreaking actor and singer and became an activist, humanitarian and conscience of the world, has died. He was 96.
Why do Christians create structures that hurt trans children?, by Candice Benbow
There are currently 44 states with anti-trans legislation. They run the gamut from banning drag performances to prohibiting care to trans youths to restricting the use of public restrooms and facilities.
Holy Rosary celebrates 50th year for Knights of Columbus 6457
Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the oldest African-American Catholic congregation in Richmond, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Father Charles G. O’Leary Knights of Columbus Council 6457 on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 4 p.m. with a meet and greet, ...
Swansboro Baptist partners with nonprofit to offer free meals
For Kevin Alston and dozens of other hungry South Side residents struggling with food costs, Swansboro Baptist Church is now the place to go for a free hot lunch.
How Black clergy are reframing approach on abortion with congregations
For the Rev. Irene Prince, discussions around reproductive choice start in Bible study.
Margaret Elizabeth Cooper Osei remembered for her selfless roles in civic, social and church organizations
For more than 30 years, Margaret Elizabeth Cooper Osei helped root out discrimination against employees in Virginia government offices as an Equal Employment Opportunity investigator for the state Department of Human Resources Management. But Ms. Osei was better known for ...