Michelle Wilkerson, VUU’s 2023-2024 Miss 1865, bows her head in prayer during 46th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Celebration hosted by Virginia Union University at the Downtown Richmond Marriott on Friday, Jan 12. VUU was founded in 1865.
All was calm at Abner Clay Park in Jackson Ward on Monday, Jan. 15 as snow flurries fell and stuck in several parts of Richmond and surrounding counties. Temperatures stayed in the low 30s, crept to the 40s by Tuesday, but fell back to the 30s by Wednesday. Want more snow? Hang around until Friday and you may get your wish. That’s when it’s predicted that the white speckles will make an encore.
Pining for snow in Henrico County
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia hosted its 11th MLK Community Day: A Teen Inspired Event on Monday, Jan. 15. This year’s sold-out event included guest speakers and student performers from Armstrong High School, Richmond Community High Schools, Henrico High School, Varina High School, Virginia State University.
Members of the Henrico High School Drumline gained the crowd’s approval for their rousing performance.
Faithe Norrell, education and programming coordinator for the BHMCC, guides students during a scavenger hunt.
Elijah Cole Brown gave students some words of inspiration.