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‘Kemba’ trailer and release date announced

On Thursday, Feb. 22, the MPI Original and BET Original feature film “Kemba” will premiere on the BET+ streaming platform and will air on BET, BETHer, and BET International.

Dr. Shirlene Obuobi prescribes comedy for health and healing

Dr. Shirlene Obuobi, a third-year general cardiology fellow at the University of Chicago, uses creativity to process what she sees and learns while pursuing a medical career.

Legislation calls for free school meals for all Virginia students

A bill that would provide free meals for all public school students in Virginia passed the Senate Education and Health Committee Thursday.

Virginia becomes abortion haven for out-of-state women

It is no longer unusual for a pregnant Alabama woman with two kids to be parked overnight outside a Virginia League for Planned Parenthood (VLPP) clinic, waiting for the doors to open. Jamie Lockhart, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates ...

Mayor to deliver last ‘State of the City’

Mayor Levar M. Stoney will address the past, present and future accomplishments of Richmond on Tuesday, Jan. 30 during the 2024 State of the City event.

Virginia primaries begin in May

In-person voting for statewide candidates in Virginia’s primary elections will kick off Friday, May 3, at local registrar’s offices.

New weed-sales bill would include minority vendors

Prospects for the General Assembly to approve the retail sale of marijuana could get a big boost from a deal to guarantee Virginians of color gain a significant share of the business opportunity. Unveiled Jan. 18 at a State Capitol ...

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

Best-selling author Clint Smith is keynote speaker at VMFA symposium

Author, journalist, poet and scholar Clint Smith says he has been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic and positive response to his best-selling book “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.”

A Wilder ovation

Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder’s gifts as an orator were on full display last Saturday, Jan. 20, in Washington.

Gen Z’er takes advantage of once-low interest rates to purchase first home

In 2021, Raven Moseley needed a place to stay, but she could not afford an apartment that she felt comfortable in without splitting the bill with a roommate. Plus, she could not find a suitable roommate. That is when her ...

Richmond’s top tourism promoter to retire

The Richmond area’s biggest cheerleader for tourism is headed for retirement. Known for his energy and enthusiasm for all things Richmond, John F. “Jack” Berry Jr. has announced that he will end his 31 years at the helm of Richmond ...

Virginia Senate Democrats postpone work on constitutional amendments and kill GOP voting bills

A Democrat-led Virginia Senate panel on Tuesday defeated a handful of Republican-sponsored voting bills and moved to put on hold consideration of several proposed constitutional amendments until after this year’s session.

She’s a winner!

Tranelle Pollard, lead school counselor at Dogwood Middle School, has been selected as the Richmond Public Schools 2024 Teacher of the Year.

City Hall offers some reforms on tax collections

Amid the uproar over meals-tax collections, City Hall is rolling out a multiple-step plan in a bid to ease complaints.