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Personality: Shemicia L. Bowen

At a time of change and need locally, statewide and nationally, a 100-year-old advocacy organization in Richmond is in the midst of a revival, courtesy of Shemicia L. Bowen.

Events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the nation’s “drum major for justice,” will be celebrated in person, virtually and on television during the annual national holiday Monday, Jan. 17.

Trailblazing actor Sidney Poitier changed movies and lives

We go to movies not just to escape, but to discover. We might identify with the cowboy or the runaway bride or the kid who befriends a creature from another planet.

Personality: Myra Goodman Smith

With the rise of the omicron variant of COVID-19, focus again is being directed toward the systemic issues surrounding health care and health care delivery systems. These types of issues have been a lifelong focus for Myra Goodman Smith.

2021 Year in Photos

The year 2021 was a tug of war between the life changes precipitated by the COVID-19-related shutdowns of 2020 and efforts to return to a pre-COVID way of life.

An honest accounting

Richmond novelist Ellen Glasgow gained fame for her realistic depictions of women, their relationships and their efforts to gain indepen- dence in a male-dominated world.

Former London Fashion Week designer pivots with success after being wrongly imprisoned in UK

From the pinnacles of the fashion world to a wrongful stint in prison and back, Elle B. Mambetov’s extraordinary personal journey has helped her emerge as a unique voice in the world of luxury fashion.

Personality: Martha Jones-Carter

If art tells a story, then Martha Jones-Carter has helped weave a multitude of personal and community-built narratives over the course of her life.

VSU grad combines degree and love of animals to open North Side pet bath and spa

Michelle Millett and her mother, Arlene Young, are making it easier for pet parents to give their fur babies a bath.

Capital City Kwanzaa Festival canceled because of COVID-19

The Richmond area’s largest Kwanzaa festival will not take place as planned on Thursday, Dec. 30.

Personality: Amanda Loraine Lynch

Amanda Loraine Lynch is helping bring change to the stage and the streets through ballet.

Cherished Holiday Memories 2021

Holiday memories are created by family — whether it is the family we’re born into or the family we create through church, work or social interactions.

Dr. Harvey to VSU graduates: ‘Let’s get on with it’

“We believe that the sun rises and shines on you, and we believe that there is nothing, nothing, nothing that you can’t do.”

Creator of Kwanzaa to speak at 32nd Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival Dec. 30

Dr. Maulana Karenga was just 24 when he launched the Kwanzaa holiday in 1966 to enable Black communities in this country and worldwide to celebrate their African heritage.

Unity of Richmond to host Kwanzaa service Dec. 26

A West End Richmond worship center will help launch the local celebration of Kwanzaa on Sunday, Dec. 26, the start of the seven-day holiday that runs through New Year’s Day.

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