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2018 Freedom Classic this weekend

The 23rd Freedom Classic Festival gets underway this week with family friendly activities celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Oprah for president?

That’s the buzz since the 63-year-old media mogul stole the show at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night with her speech accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

Sterling K. Brown makes history with Golden Globe Award

Actor Sterling K. Brown made history Sunday night when he won the Golden Globe trophy for best actor in a dramatic television series, “This Is Us.”

49th Annual NAACP Image Awards slated for Jan.15

Final preparations are underway for the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which will air in a live, two-hour television special on Monday, Jan. 15, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Getting fit in the new year

It’s common for people to make resolutions for the new year to eat healthier and work out. Millions of people find themselves unsatisfied with their excess body weight or sluggish physical condition at the turn of the calendar. The start ...

Northam inauguration set for Jan.13

The inauguration of Virginia’s 73rd governor, Democrat Ralph S. Northam, is free and open to the public. He will be sworn in at noon Saturday, Jan. 13, at an outdoor ceremony in Capitol Square.

Rep. McEachin to speak at VUU’s 40th Community Leaders Breakfast

Congressman A. Donald McEachin will be the keynote speaker at Virginia Union University’s 40th Annual Community Leaders Breakfast honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Oprah sells majority control of her OWN network

Oprah Winfrey has sold control of her 6-year-old cable network for $70 million.

New Year’s Eve celebration at Main Street Station

Richmonders can ring in the new year at “Le Masque 007 NYE Celebration,” a New Year’s Eve bash at the newly renovated Main Street Station and the glass-enclosed train shed in Shockoe Bottom. The dress-up party, which will have a ...

Cherished holiday memories

‘Pass me the pickle, please’

27th Annual Capital City Kwanzaa Festival set for Dec. 30

Professor Griff, a member of the award-winning hip-hop group Public Enemy, will be the main speaker at the 2017 Capital City Kwanzaa Festival on Saturday, Dec. 30.

Tribute unveiled to women’s advocate, international AKA president

While the nation debates the preservation or removal of Confederate monuments, the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are erecting monuments to honor the selfless contributions of their sisters.

‘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.

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.

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