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AKA’s PROC Beautillion to present 7

Seven young men will be presented at the 23rd Annual PROC Beautillion on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

New links close family story for Richmond teacher

LaTonia Tandalet Dean was reunited with her birth mother a few weeks ago, and now she finally has made contact with her biological father.

Ella Fitzgerald talk Nov. 19 at The Valentine

Dr. John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s exhibit, “Ella Fitzgerald at 100,” will talk about the late jazz artist’s life and career during a free program 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St. ...

New fund set up to preserve African-American historical sites

A new $25 million fund is being set up through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help ensure that historical sites important to African-American history are no longer endangered.

Thanksgiving food, fellowship at area meal programs

A new $25 million fund is being set up through the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help ensure that historical sites important to African-American history are no longer endangered.

Personality: The Rev. Kevin L. Chandler

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Salacious FBI file on Dr. King shows extent to which agency tried to discredit him

A newly released secret FBI dossier on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alleges that the noted civil rights leader was “a slow thinker” who had ties to the Community Party, used the Southern Christian Leadership Council as “a tax dodge,” ...

Personality: Rodney A. Robinson

History, dedication, duty and fulfilling the dream of his mother paved the way for Rodney A. Robinson to become Richmond Public Schools 2018 Teacher of the Year.

InLight Richmond Friday night

Richmond’s biggest light show returns to Downtown on Friday, Nov. 3, as part of the First Friday’s art walk. Dubbed InLight Richmond, the free, public event is 7 p.m. to midnight and will feature sculptures, videos, performances and other creative ...

Women’s fight to vote to be topic of author’s talk

Former New York Times Editor Angela P. Dodson will talk about her new book, “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Black History Museum and Cultural ...

Documentary on restaurateur ‘The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia,’ on Nov. 2

African-American 19th century restaurateur John Dabney is being celebrated in a documentary. Field Studio will premiere “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia” at the John Dabney Dinner, part of the Fire, Flour & Fork food festival, at 6 p.m. Thursday, ...

Personality: Trina H. Lee

Richmond has been home to Trina H. Lee since 1986 when her family moved here when she was in high school. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University and moving away for several years, Richmond pulled her back with her husband, ...

Va. NAACP holds state conference this weekend

Politics will be the major feature of the annual three-day convention of the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP this weekend in Henrico County.

3 to be honored for development of 1936 credit union

Three women who helped develop a credit union that was launched to serve African-American teachers in Richmond will be honored this week.

Personality: Lisa Lowe Walls

Lisa Lowe Walls loves food. She describes herself as a “pasta type of person” whose favorite meal is anything she doesn’t have to cook. With that combination, she also has the perfect volunteer role — coordinating the chefs for “Sauté ...

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