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Personality: Stephanie Spencer

For years, Stephanie Spencer has worked to build a better future for mothers. A lifetime of experiences – from working in the medical system as a nurse to becoming a mother herself – has contributed to her growing knowledge of ...

ICA exhibit explores race, class and gender

Artist Patrice Renee Washington isn’t interested in mainstreaming her creative talents to fit into the white-dominated spaces of the commercial art world. Instead, she focuses on exploring the roots behind racial identity. She’s the artist behind “Tendril,” a solo exhibition ...

Lunch and learn

Virginia’s First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin hosted a media preview on March 14 in honor of the Virginia History and Culture Museum’s new exhibit “Julia Child: A Recipe for Life” on view through Sept. 2.

Dr. Dorothy Height celebrated

The Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Richmond Section of the National Council of Negro Women will host the annual Dorothy Height Day celebration on Friday, March 22, at 10:45 a.m. The event will be at ...

Lydia Thompson, NCECA works featured at BHMCC

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia will host an exhibition opening reception for two new exhibits from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 22.

Personality: Meredith Hertzler

In 2016, family led Meredith Hertzler to reach out to the nonprofit He She Ze and We. She found a supportive community that she continues to rely on each day.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph wins Oscar for ‘The Holdovers’

While tears rolled down Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s face, she collected her first Oscar then delivered a powerful speech about her realizing that she’s good enough as an actor.

A list of winners at the 2024 Academy Awards

The envelopes please....

A new generation of readers embraces bell hooks’ ‘All About Love’

In the summer of 2022, Emma Goodwin was getting over a breakup and thinking hard about her life and how to better herself. She decided to try a book she had heard about often, bell hooks’ “All About Love: New ...

Richmond Symphony meets the ‘Black Panther’

Richmonders are invited to take a special trip to Wakanda on Saturday, April 13, when the “Black Panther in Concert” comes to the Richmond Symphony in the Altria Theater at 6 N. Laurel St. as part of their Pops Series.

Sorority announces ‘March into Fitness’ event

The Chesterfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a “March into Fitness” program Friday, March 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook High School, 4901 Cogbill Road. The event is free and open to all ages.

Personality: Brent Timberlake

The three words that Brent Timberlake used to describe himself — curious, hopeful and hard-working — play a role in many aspects of his life.

Jeffrey Wright, shape-shifter supreme, sees some of himself in ‘American Fiction’

Jeffrey Wright has played Jean-Michel Basquiat, Martin Luther King Jr. and Muddy Waters. He’s played Colin Powell, a Dominican drug kingpin, Batman’s Commissioner Gordon and a longtime inmate nearing release. He’s played Bill Murray’s neighbor, a Civil War-era former slave, ...

Personality: Utibe O. Bassey

Nigerian-born Utibe O. Bassey grew up in Connecticut and has family scattered far and wide, but none in Virginia. When she moved to Richmond in the summer of 2020 for a job with Dominion Energy, she was all alone and ...

Yaegel T. Welch has long carried ‘Mockingbird’ role in his head

It was the power and value of performance that first inspired Yaegel T. Welch to take to the stage. Growing up, he saw the arts as a way to express himself in a world that didn’t always know how to ...