Key Awareness publisher Robert W. Evans Sr. dies at 77

Robert Wright Evans Sr. described life as “a never-ending journey” that is best done with the aim of using God-given gifts and talents “as uplifting blessings with the many souls and spirits encountered along the way.”

Harvard Divinity School selects first Black woman as dean

A cultural anthropologist of the Black religious experience has been named dean of the Harvard Divinity School, effective Jan. 1.

Coming full faith circle

The Rev. Donté McCutchen has taken the pulpit at Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, adding to an already busy schedule.

Former MCV researcher LaVerne Wingo Cooper dies at age 92

LaVerne Amelia Wingo Cooper devoted her life to trying to find cures for diseases as a clinical researcher at the Medical College of Virginia – most notably sickle cell anemia, a genetic blood disorder that is most prevalent among African-Americans.

Thousands gather for March on Washington’s 60th anniversary

Thousands of people assembled near the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 26 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, paying tribute to the historic civil rights gathering led by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while voicing new ...

Richmond Divine Nine members go to D.C.

About 85 members of several Richmond area fraternities and sororities attended last Saturday’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C., where they joined thousands of others to commemorate the historic event’s 60th anniversary.

Rev. Ellison now part of Sears' staff

The Rev. Joseph F. “Joe” Ellison Jr. is the new director community engagement for Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears.

August spells spirit of giving

In the weeks and days leading up to Richmond area students entering a new school year, several churches, businesses and other organizations stepped up to provide backpacks, clothing, shoes, lunchboxes and even cash in an effort to ensure that children ...

Women at the first March on Washington: A secretary, a future bishop and a marshal

In front of the crowds and the cameras, the speeches of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other men loomed large 60 years ago at the March on Washington. But the women, including those of faith, who played roles ...

Kim D. Saunders, former president and CEO of Consolidated Bank, dies at age 61

Kim D. Saunders, who ran a financial consulting firm after leading banks in Richmond, Washington and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., has died.

Clarence Avant, ‘Black Godfather’ of entertainment, and benefactor of athletes and politicians, dies

Clarence Avant, the judicious manager, entrepreneur, facilitator and adviser who helped launch or guide the careers of Quincy Jones, Bill Withers and many others and came to be known as the “Black Godfather” of music and beyond, has died. He ...

Dr. Evora W. Jones, who mentored authors and educators at VUU, dies at age 88

Dr. Evora Williams Jones, a retired English professor at Virginia Union University who focused on Southern women writers, has died.

Longtime RPS educator Eleanor R. Binford remembered

Eleanor Redd Binford influenced hundreds of elementary schoolchildren during the 35 years she taught in Richmond Public Schools.

Charles Ogletree, longtime legal and civil rights scholar at Harvard Law School, dies at 70

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Charles J. Ogletree Jr., a law professor and civil rights scholar with a distinguished career at Harvard Law School, and whose list of clients ranged from Anita Hill to Tupac Shakur, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, after a ...

Richmond fireman Rodney Jermaine Coles, 49, dies

The Richmond Fire Department has announced the death of a 15-year veteran, Rodney Jermaine “Cup” Coles.