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VSU Marching Band named top divisional band by ESPN

Virginia State University’s Trojan Explosion Marching Band has been named the top Division II HBCU band in the country in 2023, according to ESPN the university has announced.

Richmond native successfully pitches at Black Ambition

For Leslie Winston III, it was a case of the third time is the charm when his company, Monocle, was named HBCU Grand Prize Winner at the 3rd Annual Black Ambition Demo Day on Nov. 9 at Spring Studios in ...

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Moments in time

Several articles in the Nov. 16, 2023, edition of the Richmond Free Press chronicled the discovery of more than 140 badly decaying boxes containing personal documents, artifacts and archival materials that belonged to the late civil rights attorney and Virginia ...

Giving thanks not just a holiday tradition; it’s part of how humans evolved

It’s the season of giving thanks — and it turns out humans have been doing it for a long, long time.

Virginia Holocaust Museum presents ‘Memorial Without Witness’

“Memorial Without Witness,” an exhibit of eight floor-to-ceiling size photographs taken at the Auschwitz death camp by Dr. Charles W. Sydnor Jr., will be on display at the Virginia Holocaust Museum until Nov. 30.

VUU sports information director creates a top internet podcast

Four years ago, James S. “Jim” Junot said he was just testing some new software to see if it would improve the sports information operation he runs at Virginia Union University.

‘The Marvels’ melts down at the box office, marking a new low for the Universe

Since 2008’s “Iron Man,” the Marvel machine has been one of the most unstoppable forces

Dennis T. Clark is new librarian of Virginia

Dennis T. Clark has been appointed to serve as the 10th librarian of Virginia.

‘Kemba’, a film based on Richmonder’s life of love, prison and redemption, makes screen debut

“Kemba,” a movie based on the true story of Richmond native Kemba Smith, made its world premiere this week at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

So you think you can dance?

Richmond area youths auditioned for the City Dance Theater Nov. 4 at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center. The City Dance Theater is an award-winning ensemble of approximately 15 young men and women. Together they bring excitement and creativity to movement.

Richmond Symphony to perform long-overlooked ‘Negro Folk Symphony’

When the Richmond Symphony takes the stage for two performances this weekend, one of the pieces they will perform is being billed as “the greatest symphony you’ve never heard.”

Richmond Bandits leave it on the field

Three youth football teams from the city-based Richmond Bandits made it to title games in their age brackets, but none came away with a title.

Movie review: ‘Rustin,’ with an outstanding Colman Domingo, is a terrific look at March on Washington

The 1963 March on Washington drew an estimated 250,000 people from across the country — the largest march at that point in American history — and was the place where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have ...