Dr. Delores R. Greene, longtime educator and former VUU and VSU dean, dies at 86

Dr. Delores Ann Richburg Greene felt the call to be a teacher when she was just 4 years old and in pre-school. She would play school in the backyard of her Petersburg home, where she would provide instruction on reading ...

Charles ‘Baby Charles’ Jones Jr., promoter, manager and producer for entertainers, dies at 47

Charles “Baby Charles” Jones Jr. managed, promoted and produced recordings for new and up-and-coming singers and hip-hop artists during his 30 years in the entertainment field. But the Richmond native was proudest of his work guiding and mentoring the music ...

William Hugo Van Jackson Jr., musician and music educator, dies at 86

William Hugo Van Jackson Jr., a jazz performer who spread his love of music to thousands of Richmond students through his music teaching and directing of high school bands, has died. Mr. Jackson, who was living in Ellicott City, Md., ...

Family at Fourth Baptist Church sues pastor, two deacons

The pastor of historic Fourth Baptist Church is facing another legal challenge, this time from a Richmond family that claims he and two deacons wrongly removed them from the active membership rolls.

Pope Francis calls for Easter truce in Ukraine

Pope Francis opened Holy Week on Sunday with a call for an Easter truce in Ukraine to make room for a negotiated peace, highlighting the need for leaders to “make some sacrifices for the good of the people.”

Cary C. Mitchell, clothing designer to athletes and a Richmond legacy sports backer, dies at 62

Top Black athletes found their way to Richmond native Cary C. Mitchell when they wanted to look their best.

Evelyn H. Price, retired teacher and church leader, dies at 85

Evelyn Louise Harris Price, a retired Richmond educator and active churchwoman, has died.

Zambian mission trip spurs desire to forge greater ties for Dr. Michael Jones

It is not unusual for church members to go on mission trips to provide help and support to those in need in other countries. However, Dr. Michael J. Jones said he and a small delegation from the Village of Faith ...

Afghan evacuees mark first U.S. Ramadan with gratitude, agony

Sitting cross-legged on the floor as his wife and six children laid plates of fruit on a red cloth in front of him, Wolayat Khan Samadzoi watched through the open balcony door for the sliver of the new moon to ...

Booker T. Washington National Monument seeking public’s help to unravel mystery

Officials at the Booker T. Washington National Monument outside Roanoke are asking the public for help in unraveling one of its biggest mysteries.

Brenda Howlett Melvin, retired educator, dies at 76

Brenda Eulalia Howlett Melvin, a retired educator described by her family as “a ray of sunshine” and a person “who loved to celebrate everything and everyone,” died Monday, March 21, 2022, in a local hospital.

Gurtha ‘Gil’ Gilchrist Jr., longtime Armstrong phys ed teacher, dies at 83

Gurtha “Gil” Gilchrist Jr., who taught physical education and health at Armstrong High School for 30 years, has died.

Longtime NSU coach and AD William ‘Bill’ Archie dies at 92

William “Bill” Archie, a legendary coach and athletic director at Norfolk State University, died Saturday, March 19, 2022. He was 92.

Dr. Robert L. Pettis Sr., longtime pastor or Zion Baptist Church, dies at 67

Dr. Robert Lee Pettis Sr., a well-regarded minister who was in his fifth decade of leading Zion Baptist Church in South Side, has died.

Rodney L. Lofton, LGBTQ advocate, community leader, author, succumbs at 53

Rodney Lamont Lofton was a force in changing Richmond’s attitudes toward gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and queer people.