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Dirty clothes become golden opportunity for local businessman

For many, washing clothes is a chore. But what many people may view as drudgery is Devon Chester’s doorway to opportunity.

Richmond Power to End Stroke Jazz Night May 31

And the American Stroke Association’s Power to End Stroke campaign and Bon Secours Richmond Neurosciences Services are hosting the 5th Annual Richmond Power to End Stroke Jazz Night.

Drewry’s Bluff commemoration May 19-20

Artillery drills, guided tours and Civil War re-enactor camps will be part of the National Park Service’s commemoration of the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff this weekend.

‘Integrity is what you do when no one is watching,’ actress tells VUU grads

Virginia Union University graduates were encouraged to focus on a life of substance, and not one of superficiality, during the school’s 119th commencement last Saturday at Hovey Field on the campus.

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax and U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner encourage VSU graduates at dual commencement ceremonies

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax urged Virginia State University graduates to use the strengths of the past to build a brighter future.

‘There’s no success without failure,’ actor and alum Boris Kodjoe tells VCU grads

Actor Boris Kodjoe inspired Virginia Commonwealth University graduates to find the courage to see failure as a friend, instead of something to be feared along the road to success.

‘Black Panther’ star returns to alma mater to inspire Howard students at graduation

Actor Chadwick Boseman, a Howard University alumnus who starred in the blockbuster film, “Black Panther,” lauded Howard University students for their recent successful campus protests, saying their efforts to spark change will help them as they enter the workforce.

Hampton University alumna, Hollywood costume designer urges students to be innovators, leaders

Ruth E. Carter challenged Hampton University students to be brave, to be innovators, to be bridge builders and leaders. At the university’s 148th commencement on Sunday, the Hampton alumna and acclaimed Hollywood costume designer for the box office hit “Black ...

Personality: Jenny M. High

Jenny M. High, founder and president of Go High Center for the Arts, is a visionary and mentor to Richmond area youths.

VUU to turn Industrial Hall into a museum

Virginia Union University is restoring and re-purposing one of the original buildings on its campus. Industrial Hall, which was built in 1899 and stands at the south end of the Lombardy Street campus with its tall, granite smokestack seen by ...

Sickle Cell Community Awareness Day May 19

The VCU Health Sickle Cell Disease Program is partnering with the Richmond Fire Department and Fire Station 14 to host a Sickle Cell Community Awareness Day 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Pollard Park in North Side.

Former U.N. ambassador named to Netflix board

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStarNewsToday.com

Personality: Joseph P. Costello

Joseph P. Costello first discovered the Pump House in Byrd Park in the summer of 2013. He was with friends when he visited the Gothic Revival structure situated just north of the James River and Kanawha Canal off Pump House ...

An array of speakers slated for 2018 commencements

It’s graduation season for colleges and universities across Virginia, a time for inspiring commencement speeches, proud parents and cheering graduates.

17th Annual ¿Qué Pasa? Festival on Saturday

Food, fun and entertainment will highlight Richmond’s 17th Annual Qué Pasa? Festival sponsored by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber.

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