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RRHA honors 14 college-bound grads

A new laptop computer, a $500 gift card and a trunk overflowing with dorm room supplies.

Social gathering takes new shape in era of COVID-19

When the coronavirus threat erupted in March keeping people at home and isolated, it interrupted 20 Richmond sister-friends’ weekly themed gatherings for happy hour, where they socialized and caught up on each other’s lives.

U.S. Postal Service to review stamp honoring Florence Ballad of The Supremes

The Supremes legend Mary Wilson is on a crusade that she hopes will end with the U.S. Postal Service commemorating her late bandmate and close friend Florence Ballard on a Forever Stamp.

Walmart, Target quit Thanksgiving shopping cold turkey; Black Friday still looms in the air

Forget about rushing out this year on Thanksgiving Day to get a jump on Christmas shopping. Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores Thanksgiving Day, ending a decade-long tradition of jumpstarting Black Friday door buster sales.

First Lady Michelle Obama premieres podcast with first guest – her husband

Former First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off her new podcast on Wednesday with a familiar guest — her husband, former President Obama.

Beyonce’s new ‘Black Is King’ premieres July 31

Social media is buzzing in anticipation of Beyoncé’s new visual album, “Black Is King,” that premieres Thursday, July 31, on Disney+.

July 1 was red-letter day for former inmate Rojai Fentress

Rojai Fentress, arrested in 1996 on a murder charge when he was just 16 years old, woke up on July 1 at the Augusta Correctional Center as inmate No. 1038804.

Oprah’s O magazine to end monthly print editions after 20 years

O, The Oprah Magazine is ending its regular monthly print editions with the December issue after 20 years of publication.

Tearful, rambling Kanye West launches presidential campaign

In his first rally for his last-minute presidential campaign, rapper Kanye West ranted against abortion and pornography, argued policy with attendees and at one point broke down in tears during rambling remarks Sunday at a Charleston, S.C., wedding venue and ...

Ashe statue to stay put

On Richmond’s Monument Avenue, the collection of towering statues honoring Confederate veterans was interrupted by one noticeably different: A monument to hometown tennis legend and human rights activist Arthur Ashe Jr.

2020 Festival of Arts goes online with live virtual performances

The coronavirus can’t stop the show.

Help for women in addiction to expand with new CARITAS center in South Side

In a bit more than two months, Richmond will have a new shelter and treatment center for women struggling with addiction and homelessness.

Former Negro League Baseball players to highlight MJBL’s Bonds Symposium

Two former players with Negro League Baseball will speak on a virtual panel as part of the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League’s annual Bobby Bonds Symposium.

Exhibit on 1920s Richmond opening at The Valentine

Upheaval was in the air. Forget today.

Maggie L. Walker 156th birthday events starting July 11

The National Park Service is hosting a range of activities to celebrate the 156th birthday of Maggie L. Walker, the first African-American woman in the nation to charter a bank and become its president.

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