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Personality: Vanessa Myers Mason

She was grief-stricken when her mother passed away two years ago. Now Vanessa Dale Myers Mason has wiped away her tears and come up with a positive way to honor her mother.

Family Easter at Maymont and Easter on Parade highlight season this weekend

Two of Richmond’s most popular seasonal events are being held this weekend — the Dominion Energy Family Easter at Maymont on Saturday, April 20, and Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue on Sunday, April 21.

Community Easter egg hunt April 22 in Highland Park

An Easter egg hunt and other activities will offered for children age 12 and under 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, in Highland Park, it has been announced.

Hip-Hop Poetry Slam on April 24

A Hip-Hop Poetry Slam will be held next week to allow Richmond area youths to speak out on preventing substance abuse, it has been announced.

Community Easter egg hunt Saturday in South Side

Youngsters will have a chance to win prizes, visit with the Easter Bunny and have fun this weekend at the 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Celebration sponsored by Putting Communities Together Inc.

Personality: Evette Roots

Three years ago, a small group of philanthropic-minded women wanted to make a significant impact in the lives of black women and girls. That was the beginning of SisterFund, created with a spirited responsibility, coupled with dollars, to change and ...

Olympians visit Richmond

Olympic swimmers Simone Manuel, right, and Maritza McClendon inspire youngsters, including 7-year-old Valerie Lewis, left, during Tuesday’s Splash Day at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.

VUU raises $7.4M at annual Legacy Awards & Scholarship Gala

Virginia Union University raised $7.4 million during its 7th Annual Legacy Awards & Scholarship Gala, university officials have announced. Students, faculty and staff pledged $1.6 million over 20 years, while VUU executives and administrators pledged $5.7 million, officials stated Monday, ...

Kanye taking ‘church’ to Coachella this Easter

Since the beginning of the year, Kanye West has been hosting a mysterious variety show of celebrity performances featuring both new and old music, complete with a gospel choir, that he calls “Sunday Service.”

Personality: Shelly McKee-Sutton

The loss of a child is one of the most horrific times for parents and their families who suffer grief, sorrow and, sometimes, guilt.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z and ‘Black Panther’ win big at 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards

Queen Bey still reigns supreme. Beyoncé was named Entertainer of the Year at the 50th Annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color.

VUU Legacy Awards this Friday, April 5

Virginia Union University’s 7th Annual Legacy Awards and Scholarship Gala will be held Friday, April 5, at The Shed at Main Street Station, 1500 E. Main St. in Shockoe Bottom. It opens with a VIP reception at 6 p.m., followed ...

Inaugural Richmond Night Market kicks off April 13 at 17th Street Farmers’ Market

The Richmond Night Market, a new monthly gathering celebrating the city’s food, art and culture, will be held 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market in Shockoe Bottom and will take place the second ...

UR and Armstrong High students present ‘Civil Rights Richmond: Then and Now’

University of Richmond students will team with students from Armstrong High School’s Leadership Program in a performance next week to highlight the university’s exhibition, “Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond.”

‘Once On This Island’ to be performed April 17 and 18

Students from Armstrong and Richmond Community High Schools are putting on a play, “Once On This Island,” about a peasant girl who uses the power of love to bring together people from different social classes.

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