'Virginians You Need to Know' lectures Feb. 8, March 21 at Main Library

Researcher, author and lecturer Elvatrice Belsches will speak about “Virginians You Need to Know” at a two-part lecture series at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Li- brary, 101 E. Franklin St.

Marking time and history

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture selected 20 women to re-create a 1915 photograph of suffragists taken at ...

Personality: Dr. Kelli Williams Gary

Dr. Kelli Williams Gary knows how important and precious the human brain is. She is a survivor of brain injury, a researcher of the condition and is president-elect of the board of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia, the commonwealth’s ...

A month of events celebrating Black History

The vision for Black History Month 2020 will be a plethora of events including films, speakers and panel workshops at area venues, churches, schools and museums.

Jackson Ward resident starting Wall of Love to help those in need

Richmond is about to join the Walls of Love movement that seeks to provide basic necessities to the homeless and needy without any questions or judgments.

Louis Draper exhibition, 'Working Together,' opens Feb. 1 at VMFA

A new exhibit focusing on the photography of late Henrico County native Louis Draper and other photographers he worked with in New York will open Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

Grammys not just about the music

The Grammy Awards wasn’t just about the music Sunday night. The show opened with a dedication to basketball icon Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter accident earlier in the day and whose Los Angeles Lakers team has its home ...

Slavery museum in Liverpool aims to confront painful legacy

carlet shackles sit peacefully on display in front of a sad, gray backdrop. The now rusted leg irons once locked human ankles during 18th century voyages from Africa to some European port, then to the Americas. Who the shackles held ...

Personality: Dr. Patricia Herrera

Dr. Patricia Herrera was in college when her sense of self was expanded.

Speakers herald progress ahead at VUU's 42nd Annual Community Leaders Breakfast

Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, the first woman and first Jewish speaker in the 401-year history of the Virginia House of Delegates, offered a message about the value of inclusion, diversity and progress at Virginia Union University’s 42nd Annual Community Leaders Breakfast ...

Gov. Northam acknowledges his own uncomfortable truths

Nearly a year after public revelations of racist photos published on his medical school yearbook page, Gov. Ralph S. Northam offered a mea culpa at Virginia Union University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders Breakfast and acknowledged the lessons ...

'Saving Black Men, Empowering Black Families' symposium scheduled for Jan. 25

Thirteen speakers and panelists will address the subject “Saving Black Men, Empowering Black Families” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, during a symposium at Virginia Union University’s Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center, it has been ...

Personality: Edward G. Hamlin Jr.

An award from one of Richmond’s oldest African-American organizations would be an extraordinary honor for just about anyone. For Edward Ganon Hamlin Jr., his award reaffirms his close connection to a group that has helped him “define what a man ...

Area events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luher King Jr.

The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the “Drum Major for Justice,” will be celebrated across the Metro Richmond area. While the national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader is Monday, Jan. 20, area events will be held ...

Exhibit focusing on the enslaved at Monticello to open Jan. 18 at Black History Museum

An exhibit exploring the lives of the enslaved community at Monticello and owned by Thomas Jefferson is opening Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson Ward.