‘Be conscious … of making a positive impact,’ VCU fall graduates told

Christy Coleman, chief executive officer of the American Civil War Museum, offered graduates firsthand insight on what their future paths may hold during Virginia Commonwealth University’s fall commencement ceremony last Saturday at the E.J. Wade Arena at the Siegel Center.

Coats for winter

Several hundred new winter coats were distributed to people of all ages last week by two different organizations, just in time for the snowfall last Sunday.

Veteran news photographer shoots for retirement

Richmond native Willie Redd has laid down his video camera and stepped away from WWBT-NBC12 after more than four decades of covering local and national news.

‘River City Arts’ exhibit opens Dec. 7 at Pine Camp

A new exhibit, “River City Arts,” will open this week at Pine Camp Cultural Arts and Community Center featuring the works of three Richmond area artists, it has been announced.

‘Green Book’ offers small slice of amazing musician’s life, talent

Raise your hand if you have ever heard of Donald W. “Don” Shirley. I expect most of you are as unaware of this remarkable musical giant as I was before I went to see the new film “Green Book.”

Ella Mai sweeps 2018 Soul Train Awards

British singer Ella Mai won big at the 2018 Soul Train Awards, dominating in three categories during Sunday night’s telecast and taking honors for best R&B/soul female artist, and song of the year and the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award ...

Diana Ross slays as headliner of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Frigid weather and blustery winds didn’t chill the enthusiasm at the 2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, where spectators bundled up in blankets and sleeping bags and the giant character balloons flew lower than usual.

3rd Annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival rescheduled for Nov. 29-Dec. 2

Boots Riley, writer and director of the independent film “Sorry to Bother You,” will talk about his film following a screening 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Grace Street Theater, 934 W. Grace St.

Holiday events underway in city

Richmond will turn on the holiday lights and welcome Santa to Downtown this weekend to officially launch the celebration of the season in the Capital City. First up will be the 34th Annual Grand Illumination on Friday, Nov. 30.

Free HIV testing Dec.1 for World AIDS Day

In honor of World AIDS Day, free HIV testing will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St.

Richmond Jazz Society to feature ‘The Jazz Side of Aretha Franklin’ Dec.11

The Richmond Jazz Society is featuring “The Jazz Side of Aretha Franklin,” the late “Queen of Soul,” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Capital Ale House Downtown Music Hall, 623 E. Main St.

KLM Scholarship Foundation to host 3rd annual benefit Day Party Dec. 1

The KLM Scholarship Foundation is hosting its 3rd Annual RVA HoliDay Party, a fundraiser organized by volunteers to raise money for book scholarships for students attending Virginia colleges.

‘Songbird of Togo’ reappears at WWI commemoration

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo of Benin reprised a hypnotic work of ethereal beauty by a youthful West African singer at a gathering of world leaders in the French capital of Paris.

Senior falls major cause of injuries, death in U.S.

If you or an older person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five falls causes a serious injury requiring some form of hospitalization. Falls are also ...

Honoring the heroes

From left, brothers Richard, David and Howard Baugh stand with the life-size bronze statue of their late father, Lt. Col. Howard Baugh of Petersburg, a decorated fighter pilot who was among the noted Tuskegee Airmen flying combat missions during World ...