Hospital donates $30K to Friends of the Homeless

Shawnee Hansen knew she had to do something after watching a boy happily eating the meat off a turkey carcass two men had pulled from a trash can to feed him. “I couldn’t bear it,” said Ms. Hansen.

Climate of fear

As Crishawn Hickman headed to his long-delayed murder trial in the John Marshall Courts Building, deputies escorting him noticed, as one put it, that he appeared to be “walking funny,” the Free Press has been told. A search disclosed why—the ...

Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

A day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step aside, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York launched a history-making bid Friday to become the first Black person to helm a major political party in Congress as leader of the ...

Virginia honors slain players in memorial service on campus

Thousands of people joined Virginia’s football team, coaches and staff Saturday in honoring three players who were shot dead as they returned from a field trip last weekend.

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.

Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Thanksgiving Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, please note the following closings:

VCU’s LeGrande to assume Regina H. Boone/Richmond Free Press HBCU presidential role

When Ruth J. Simmons steps down as president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, she will pass the baton to another Black woman, Tomikia P. LeGrande, vice president for strategy, enrollment management and student success at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jackson Place, Mosby South advance

A proposal to bring a new hotel, apartments and for-sale townhomes to Jackson Ward now has a green light, as does the redevelopment of another portion of public housing, the 106-unit Mosby South in the East End.

The Richmond Night Market celebrates the holidays

The Richmond Night Market will produce three “Holiday Villages” to celebrate the Richmond community and support of the small business community Dec. 8–11 at the 17th Street Market, 100 N. 17th St.

John Charles Thomas’ ‘Poetic Justice’

Former Virginia Supreme Court Justice John Charles Thomas, the first Black justice appointed to the Virginia Supreme Court and the youngest appointee in history, will discuss his new book “The Poetic Justice: A Memoir,” on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 5:30 ...

Metropolitan Business League finds new home

The Metropolitan Business League has a new home in the Capital One 1717 Innovation Center at 1717 E. Cary St., it has been announced.

Candlelight Festival returns to UR

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Richmond’s annual “Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols” will return for its 49th year to ring in the Christmas holiday season.

Latest search for Tulsa Race Massacre victims comes to end

The latest search for remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has ended with 32 additional caskets discovered and eight sets of remains exhumed, according to the city.

‘Clash of the Cones’ Kamara is VCU’s graduation speaker

Virginia Commonwealth University graduate Rabia Kamara will deliver the fall commencement speech at her alma mater 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec.10, at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.