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Poor People’s campaign in Washington to highlight low-wage earners

Is the country in a moral, economic and political crisis for ignoring people living on the financial margin?

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Welcome home, Bobby

Robert “Bobby” L. Dandridge was a star long before the NBA made his name a household word. No one knew that better than Mr. Dandridge’s family, friends, fans and former teammates who were on hand for “The Bobby Dandridge Legacy Celebration” last Saturday at his alma mater, Maggie Walker High School (now the Maggie Walker Governor’s School) where he was a star in the late 1960s.

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Dance, jazz, theater and Prince highlight Festival of the Arts

Two popular local bands will launch Richmond’s largest lineup of free summer entertainment, including the annual Fourth of July festival and fireworks.

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An occasion for his honor

S. Bernard Goodwyn is second African-American to serve as chief justice

The investiture of S. Bernard Goodwyn as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia took place Wednesday in the Chambers of the Supreme Court of Virginia before family, friends, colleagues and fellow Supreme Court of Virginia Justices at 100 N. 9th St.

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Six ‘Strong Men & Women’ recognized for leadership and lasting impact

A union leader who fought for Black railroad workers, a self-trained civil rights attorney, and an advocate for women in science and technology are among six African Americans whose work will be honored by Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia on June 16 at the Richmond Marriott.

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Juneteenth Concert is a ‘Celebration of Freedom’

Juneteenth (or Freedom Day) will be celebrated in its truest sense at St. James’s Episcopal Church at 5 p.m. June 19 at the church, 1205 W. Franklin St. This event features a spectacular “Freedom Day Organ Recital” performed by renowned organist Dr. Carl Haywood, playing music he composed just for the occasion.

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2 artistic directors join Virginia Repertory Theatre

Todd D. Norris and Rick Hammerly will join Desirée Roots, a Richmond-based jazz singer and actress, as artistic directors for the Virginia Repertory Theatre.

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VCU receives formal designation as minority-serving institution

Virginia Commonwealth University officially has joined the ranks of schools with a federal designation for serving minority students.

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‘Something in the Water’ flows to D.C.

Entertainment superstar Pharrell L. Williams has found a new home for his huge music festival “Something in the Water.”

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Rapper Young Prince Charles presented ceremonial key to city

Rapper Young Prince Charles has been given the ceremonial key to the City of Richmond in recognition of his career success.

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