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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 to 7:30 p.m. at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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Armstrong-Walker legacy group announces events

The Armstrong-Walker Football Classic Legacy Project has several events scheduled the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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VCU receives $4M to address lack of diversity and equity in health sciences

Virginia Commonwealth University’s five health science schools are committing $4 million to enroll and train more minority students in an effort to increase the diversity, equity and inclusivity of health care in Virginia and beyond.

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Fifth Street Baptist, Richmond Convention Center free Thanksgiving meal sites

Two free Thanksgiving dinners are being prepared for the Richmond community.

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Artist Paul Rucker awarded $2M from the Mellon Foundation and Art for Justice Fund

The Mellon Foundation and Art for Justice Fund have awarded multimedia visual artist, composer and musician Paul Rucker $2 million to create Cary Forward — a multidisciplinary arts space, interpretive center, artist/re- searcher residency and archival lending library, according to an announcement by Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Calls grow to save site of oldest U.S. Black women’s benevolent society

Social justice and community advocates are calling for no taxes to be levied on a mansion that has served as the headquarters for the oldest Black women’s benevolent society in America for decades.

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Walk-up monkeypox vaccines available

The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts are now offering walk-up monkeypox vaccination clinics for residents who qualify.

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