Personality: Robin Ann Brewster

A key factor in good leadership is being “a servant leader first and a good listener who seeks to learn and understand and whose actions demonstrate integrity, empathy and inclusion.” That’s the perspective and leading principle of Robin Ann Brewster, ...

Photographing history: Richmond native Lawrence Jackson returns home with book about his years as President Obama's official White House photographer

Photojournalist Lawrence Jackson had covered national and international news events for the Associated Press for eight years. But he could feel that something was different when he rushed to Washington’s Lafayette Park on Election Night 2008. A spontaneous celebration of ...

Newest Soulidifly film, 'Hell on the Border,' to open Friday

Born enslaved, Bass Reeves rose to become a legendary U.S. deputy marshal who helped tame the Wild West, giving rise to speculation that he served as the model for the fictional white Lone Ranger.

Personality: Kimberly Pleasants

Richmond is rife with historical importance for the state, country and the world, but not all that history is treated with equal care and consideration. For all the lives and legacies that have fallen or risk falling between the cracks ...

New 'RVA Illuminates' to kick off holiday season Dec. 6 at Kanawha Plaza

It’s the most wonderful and magical time of the year, as dazzling and brightly colored displays and holiday festivities take over the city.

Area teachers win R.E.B. Awards

Six teachers with Richmond Public Schools have been recognized with 2019 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence totaling more than $64,000.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at Richmond Forum

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is slated to speak in March at the Richmond Forum.

Soul Santa returns Dec. 7 and 14 to Black History Museum

Soul Santa is returning to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and again on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Personality: Brenda A. Campbell

For Brenda A. Campbell, founding executive director of The Enhancement Foundation, “Christmas: A Season of Celebration, A Lupus Fundraising Event” is an opportunity for her nonprofit organization to reach out to women across the city and inform them about an ...

No need to be alone with area Thanksgiving dinner programs

The holiday season has begun. Thanksgiving, a time for family, friends and fellowship, is upon us. But it can also be a stressful and lonely time for many. Several Richmond area organizations are helping by providing free Thanksgiving dinners to ...

Mr. Sailor, Ms. Simms wed

C.J. Sailor was on the campaign trail with Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie in 2017 when they made a campaign stop at Southern Kitchen restaurant. That’s when the statewide director of coalitions for the Gillespie campaign spied Chelsea Simms, who ...

Vocalist Rene Marie looking forward to RVA 'homecoming' with RJS

Virginia born and internationally acclaimed vocalist René Marie will perform as part of the Richmond Jazz Society’s Guest Educators Concert Series on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at The Capitol Ale House Downtown Music Hall, 623 E. Main St.

Shockoe Bottom's slave history to be subject of symposium Dec. 7

Fans of African-American history will be offered an all-day feast of information about Shockoe Bottom on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St.

America's last slave ship could offer a case for reparations

Alabama steamship owner Timothy Meaher financed the last slave vessel that brought African captives to the United States, and he came out of the Civil War a wealthy man.

Melvin 'Mel' Tull

November is National Adoption Month, and the Children’s Home Society of Virginia is highlighting the best of their work with profiles of successful adoptive families in the Richmond area in hopes of encouraging the public to provide a loving home ...