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Personality: Sandra A. Taylor

In June of 1959, 12 women founded the Young Women’s Christian League in Richmond with the goal of aiding the less fortunate through activism and community service. Today, 60 years later and 115 members strong, the organization continues its work ...

4th Annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival starts Thursday

Raymond Santana, who was 14 when he and four other youths were wrongly charged with the attack and rape of a female jogger in New York City’s Central Park in 1989, will moderate a discussion about the now Exonerated Five ...

4 to be honored at Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute Awards Luncheon Sept. 21 at VUU

Four area people who have demonstrated excellence in leadership will be honored at the inaugural Ruth Coles Harris Leadership Institute’s Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center at Virginia Union ...

Civil rights exhibit at City Hall

The words and photographs of 28 area residents who participated in the Civil Rights Movement in Richmond are now on display in City Hall.

Richmond area resident wins national publishing competition

Freelance writer Robin Farmer is set to release her first book, “Angel Dressed in Black,” in 2021 after winning a nationwide indie publishing contest.

Home-sharing sites roll out welcome mat for minorities

A handful of home-sharing services are trying to ease fears of discrimination by catering to specific minority groups.

Personality: Dr. Milondra B. Coleman

The new school year brings increased responsibilities for everyone connected to the Richmond Public Schools system, but only one person is both managing her curriculum and plans to improve the lives of an entire city of schools employees. That person ...

Big sounds

Diamond McGhee’s usual wide smile projects confidence. But the smile disappeared last week as she pulled her hair into a ponytail and focused on the students standing before her playing their instruments — clarinets, cymbals, drums, flutes, trombones and trumpets. ...

World Heritage Festival, Festival of Kites this Saturday

A free international festival on Brown’s Island that will offer children an opportunity to showcase their kite-flying skills will highlight Richmond events this weekend.

Crab Feast & Fish Fry fundraiser Saturday for Peter Paul Development Center

The Men of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold their annual benefit Crab Feast & Fish Fry 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Peter Paul Development Center, 1708 N. 22nd St. in the East End.

Jepson Leadership Forum starts Sept. 17

Experts in the fields of technology, journalism, politics and education will examine leadership in the age of the internet during the annual Jepson Leadership Forum speaker series that kicks off Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the University of Richmond.

Robin Thede looks to build legacy in HBO comedy sketch show

Robin Thede knew plenty of talented African-American female comedians, but only a few were getting hired on popular TV comedy shows such as “Saturday Night Live” and “Mad TV.” So Ms. Thede decided to create her own show featuring some ...

Personality: Sarah Brockwell

“Every family is precious. They should be nurtured and supported. We address not only homelessness but address the family holistically.”

Happily Natural Day set for Saturday in South Side

The 17th Annual Happily Natural Day returns this weekend with workshops on hemp growing, Kemetic Yoga and colorful head wraps and a celebration of breastfeeding babies, according to organizer Duron Chavis.

VUU hosts panel discussion of 400th anniversary of the first Africans

Virginia Union University is observing the 400th anniversary of the first Africans being brought to English North America with a series of panel and roundtable discussions this week that are free and open to the public.