4 area students receive Pi Lambda Theta scholarship awards

Four area high school seniors were honored by the Virginia Area Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta at its annual scholarship program on Sunday.

Activist Mandy Carter to speak March 23 at Diversity Richmond

Mandy Carter, co-founder of the National Black Justice Coalition and of Southerners on New Ground, is speaking 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Diversity Richmond Event Hall, 1407 Sherwood Ave. The theme: “What do we do now?”

3 honorees to speak March 31

Two educators and a historian from the Richmond area will speak at a panel titled “Honoring Women Who Tell Our Stories.”

National Geographic acknowledges racism in coverage

National Geographic acknowledged last week that it covered the world through a racist lens for generations, with its magazine portrayals of bare-breasted women and naive brown-skinned tribesmen as savage, unsophisticated and unintelligent.

Personality: Alex Mejias

Alex Mejias, president of the Business Coalition for Justice, believes Richmond and the nation face new challenges requiring new ideas, new coalitions and new leadership.

Women’s History Month presentation March 24 at Black History Museum

In celebration of Women’s History Month, historian Elvatrice Belsches will present a talk about the four trailblazing African-American women who will be featured on the Virginia Women’s Monument in Capitol Square. “Monuments of Virtue, Pillars of Grace: A Celebration of ...

Southern Women’s Show this weekend

The Southern Women’s Show returns to Richmond this weekend with fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, celebrity appearances and booths and exhibitors offering information, products and services, including boutiques with the latest styles, trendy jewelry, home décor, gourmet treats, health and fitness ...

Emmy winner Jesse Vaughan, 6 others to be inducted into Va. Communications Hall of Fame

Emmy Award-winning director and producer Jesse Vaughan, a Richmond native and creative director of Advance Creative Service Group at Virginia State University, is among seven people who will be inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame.

Couple helps children, families with autism

For nearly a decade, Cedric and Melinda Moore have been providing services to children and adults diagnosed with autism.

Ribbon-cutting for Native American monument April 17

After years of planning and several months of construction, a monument honoring the lives, legacy and achievements of Native American tribes in Virginia has been completed and now stands on the grounds of the state Capitol.

Personality: John D. Freyer

Artist John D. Freyer, an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, has a unique specialty.

Get out! … Jordan Peele makes history with Academy Award

Film writer and director Jordan Peele made history Sunday night when he took home the Academy Award for best original screenplay for his thought-provoking movie on race in America, “Get Out.”

Personality: Gwendolyn D. Douglas

For the 10th year, the Cavalier Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association is celebrating Women’s History Month with Hattitude RVA — “Hats Off to Women” Awards Luncheon, a salute to the accomplishments of area women.

RVA Night League for Safer Streets builds life skills, relationships along with basketball

RVA Night League for Safer Streets is set to start its second season of night basketball with more jumps shots and lifestyle workshops.

Richmond Symphony to sponsor music festivals throughout city

The Richmond Symphony is collaborating with the City of Richmond and civic organizations to produce community festivals under the Big Tent project starting this spring.