Personality: Rabbi Gary Creditor

The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy is the unique place where people of different faiths and backgrounds come together to work on issues of social justice.

‘Work for a cause and not for applause,’ VSU graduates told

Virginia State University graduates received a lesson in delayed gratification last weekend before the 2017 Fall Commencement held Sunday in the VSU Multi-Purpose Center.

Tavis Smiley to bring stage presentation to city

As America commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death next year, Richmond will celebrate the civil rights icon’s life and legacy with a multimedia stage presentation by PBS broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley.

Personality: Vinara L. Mosby

Endless possibilities and a spirit of giving drive the RVA Entrepreneurs. The organization was created in June by a handful of people in a variety of fields who are eager to share knowledge gleaned from a combined 100 years-plus of ...

Lighted boat parade Saturday highlights yuletide events

The yuletide fun continues in Richmond this weekend with the 25th Annual James River Parade of Lights in which boaters decorate and light their watercraft and parade down the James River.

Personality: Theo Suber Jones

The Delver Woman’s Club takes voting seriously. So seriously, in fact, that all members and prospects must be registered voters. “Voting is your civic duty,” says Theo Suber Jones, the new president of the organization whose motto is “Lifting As ...

Downtown to light up Friday with 33rd Annual Grand Illumination

Christmas bells will ring, carolers will sing and Santa will arrive on his sleigh during holiday events this week in Downtown. Hundreds of people of all ages are expected at the 33rd Annual Grand Illumination at the James Center, a ...

Soul Santa arrives Saturday at Black History Museum

Soul Santa will spend two Saturdays at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson Ward. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 9, Soul Santa will listen to children’s holiday wishes ...

VUU winter concert Nov. 30

The Virginia Union University Choir and the VUU Community Orchestra will present its free winter concert, “Christmas at Virginia Union University 2017, The Miracle on Lombardy Street III,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Coburn Hall on the campus, ...

Personality: Kathryn Wall

Kathryn Wall has always loved children. After meeting Nadine Marsh-Carter, CEO of the Children’s Home Society of Virginia, and being overwhelmed by some of the stories about youngsters that were shared, Ms. Wall was inspired to get involved. She is ...

College student feels new confidence with guide dog

La’Teia Randolph is extra thankful this year. The blind Richmonder now has a guide dog to help her get around — Della, a 2-year-old female Labrador retriever.

New Barbie in hijab modeled after U.S. Olympic fencer

The Barbie doll has come a long way since her introduction in 1959. The latest version of Mattel’s popular doll is wearing a hijab and fencing outfit. The doll is made in the likeness of Ibtihaj Muhammad, the U.S. Olympic ...

Personality: Hassan Fountain Sr.

Hassan Fountain Sr. has a vision of placing children’s libraries in every subsidized housing community across Virginia, especially in Richmond, to increase literacy and help youths see a brighter future.

AKA’s PROC Beautillion to present 7

Seven young men will be presented at the 23rd Annual PROC Beautillion on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

New links close family story for Richmond teacher

LaTonia Tandalet Dean was reunited with her birth mother a few weeks ago, and now she finally has made contact with her biological father.