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An evening on Mount Kilimanjaro

When Robert Dortch Jr. was returning to the United States after reaching Uhuru Peak, the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro, a customs agent at the airport in Tanzania asked him why he’d been visiting the country.

The holidays are here

Richmond will officially kick off the holiday season this weekend with several popular events.

Sing a song

Virginia Union University will hold its annual Christmas concert at Virginia Union University concert on Thursday Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

‘Truth Tellers’ chronicles careers of 24 Black women journalists since 1960

A new book calls attention to the Black women editors, columnists and reporters who have brought change since the Civil Rights Movement to the previously mostly male and mostly white newsrooms of mainstream news outlets.

Blessing of the Animals’ is Dec. 9

The traditional Richmond Blessing of the Animals is scheduled for noon Friday, Dec. 9, at the Morgan Fountain in Shockoe Slip in Downtown.

Let the fun shine

A blast from the past ignited Richmond’s East End last weekend during theArmstrong-Walker Football Classic Legacy Project festivities.

Candlelight Festival returns to UR

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Richmond’s annual “Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols” will return for its 49th year to ring in the Christmas holiday season.

‘Clash of the Cones’ Kamara is VCU’s graduation speaker

Virginia Commonwealth University graduate Rabia Kamara will deliver the fall commencement speech at her alma mater 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec.10, at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.

‘Black Panther’ sequel scores 2nd biggest debut of 2022

The Marvel “Black Panther” sequel earned $180 million in ticket sales from more than 4,396 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, according to estimates from The Walt Disney Co. on Sunday, making it the second biggest opening of the year ...

Artist Paul Rucker awarded $2M from the Mellon Foundation and Art for Justice Fund

The Mellon Foundation and Art for Justice Fund have awarded multimedia visual artist, composer and musician Paul Rucker $2 million to create Cary Forward — a multidisciplinary arts space, interpretive center, artist/re- searcher residency and archival lending library, according to ...

Beyoncé ties Grammy record after leading nominations with 9

Beyoncé has propelled herself into the highest Grammy echelon: The star singer claimed a leading nine nominations Tuesday, making her tied — with her husband Jay-Z — as the most nominated music act in the history of the awards show.

Healing through humor

Every year millions of children are exposed to family and domestic violence in the United States. Domestic violence affects both physical and mental health, leaving emotional scars that have long-lasting effects on those who experience it directly and those who ...

Entrepreneurs host ‘Wakanda Weekend’ to support ‘Black Panther’ sequel, showcase Black excellence

Marvel Comics fans everywhere fell in love with “Black Panther,” the 2018 superhero film based on the character of the same name.

Author reaches back to family roots for children’s book

The Great Migration was an exodus of 6 million African-Americans from the rural South to the North and the West between 1910 and 1970. Desiree Cooper’s parents were children of the Great Depression, and her family was among those who ...

Award-winning author Dawnie Walton at VCU library

Author Dawnie Walton will read from and discuss her debut novel, “The Final Revival of Opal & Nev” on Nov.10 at 7p.m. at the James Branch Cabell Library, Room 303, 901 Park Ave.

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