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In the name of Gabriel

In the first scenes of the 2014 short film, “Tobacco Burn,” a tall white man emerges from an old-time tobacco barn, buttoning his britches. Inside, behind the swaying fronds of drying tobacco, a black woman weeps as she adjusts her ...

Personality: LaFarn L. Burton

If you want to make the beauty industry your livelihood, you want to be the best there is.

Howardena Pindell exhibit opening at VMFA

If the 50-year plight of a female artist’s career through a life of racial and gender disparities was never the topic on the fall school reading list, the season is prime to learn from Howardena Pindell’s life story.

16th Annual Happily Natural Day this Saturday

Happily Natural Day returns this weekend to the site of a large vegetable and berry garden in South Side. The 16th edition of the event will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the 5th District Mini ...

First black Virginia child to be remembered

In 1624, the newly born William Tucker was baptized in the Anglican Church in Jamestown. What made the event special is that he was the first child of African descent documented as born in the English colony that became the ...

Personality: Margie R. Booker

Golf is considered a metaphor for life. It challenges you to be the best you can be as you work daily on your personal skills. This is how Margie Booker, a member and parliamentarian for the Top Lady Clubbers, approaches ...

Down Home Family Reunion Saturday at Abner Clay Park

Motown tunes and African and Caribbean rhythms will highlight the 28th Annual Down Home Family Reunion this weekend. The free celebration of African-American folk life and culture will take place 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Abner Clay ...

Discounts available after Sunday storm cancels Richmond Jazz Festival

JMI is offering a discount on the purchase of general admission tickets for the 2019 Richmond Jazz Festival after an early evening thunderstorm caused the festival to be canceled last Sunday.

Personality: Marjie Patterson

Conflicts around the world have forced thousands of families to flee their homelands and seek refuge in other nations. ReEstablish Richmond helps refugees and their families rebuild their lives in Metro Richmond and become self-sufficient.

Richmond Chapter of The Drifters Inc. host national convention

Women from around the country converged on Richmond this week for the 62nd National Convention of The Drifters Inc., a national women’s civic and service organization started in 1954 that now has more than 600 members in 35 chapters in ...

AFROFEST, a festival of African culture, Saturday at Pine Camp

An estimated 3,500 people from at least 19 African countries now call the Richmond area home. They want to raise awareness of the cultural richness they are adding to the community.

Personality: Terrence L. Graves

The Richmond Bar Association is always striving to increase the diversity of its membership, says Terrence L. Graves. The 54-year-old attorney with Sands Anderson PC can make sure that happens now that he’s in charge.

RVA Soul House Fest Saturday at St. Joseph’s Villa

Three independent disc jockeys will host their third annual community party from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Road.

French president promises quick return of stolen African relics

French President Emmanuel Macron has called the return of African relics to their origin “a top priority” of his administration.

Annie Giles Day called off

Saturday was supposed to be Annie Giles Day in Whitcomb Court. ... But the Aug. 4 event that organizers called “a day of love” will not be held. Nor are their plans to hold it in the fall.