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Impact of attending Million Man March 25 years ago still felt today

Twenty-five years ago on Oct. 16, 1995, an estimated 1 million African-American men from across the United States descended on the Washington Mall for the historic Million Man March.

Juneteenth now officially a state holiday

Juneteenth officially has become a state holiday after lawmakers unanimously approved legislation during the Virginia General Assembly’s special session.

’Empire’ star Taraji P. Henson hailed for mental health work

“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she has battled anxiety and depression.

Local filmmaker delves into issue of domestic violence

Local filmmaker Chandra Broadnax-Payne tackles the issue of domestic violence in her documentary, “A Silent Enemy,” that premieres this weekend.

Petersburg Symphony Orchestra to host two fall ensemble concerts

The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra is hosting two fall ensemble concerts for smaller, in-person audiences that will be livestreamed to the public.

16th Annual Richmond Folk Festival comes alive virtually Oct. 9 through 11

The 16th Annual Richmond Folk Festival, a celebration of music and culture from around the globe, will take place virtually Oct. 9 through 11.

MBL hosts 10th Annual Women Who Mean Business Summit on Oct. 8

The Metropolitan Business League is holding its10th Annual Women Who Mean Business Summit from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8.

Civil rights heritage trail adds 12 new sites with focus on education

The half-mile road leading to a park in Prince Edward County was packed with cars parked on one side and a park ranger directing traffic on the other side. This was a normal 1950s summer day at what was then ...

Central State Hospital commemorates 150 years of serving health needs

A key part of African-American health and history in Virginia was celebrated last Thursday, as state health officials and professionals gathered online to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Central State Hospital outside Petersburg.

32nd Annual 2nd Street Festival goes virtual Oct. 3 and 4

The 32nd Annual 2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward will have a twist this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of thousands of people flocking to the Downtown neighborhood to enjoy the history, music, food and art, events will ...

Tim Reid launches new network “LG/CY of a People”

Internationally known American actor, director, writer and filmmaker Tim Reid has launched a new streaming network called “LG|CY of a People” to tell stories about the diverse people and cultures within the African diaspora.

Dec. 5 Christmas parade to go virtual

Richmond’s 37th Annual Christmas Parade will be virtual this year because of the coronavirus.

Illustrator Shannon Wright brings skills to Richmond Folk Festival official poster

Artist Shannon Wright, an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has been featured in major publications, books and online sites including The New York Times, The Atlantic magazine, The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom, Google Doodles and Scholastic, has been ...

Free Press photographer Sandra Sellars to speak at VMFA virtual symposium

Richmond Free Press photographer Sandra Sellars is speaking at a virtual symposium, “The Kamoinge Workshop: Collaboration, Community and Photography,” sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and the ...

Virginia Museum of History & Culture to undergo $30M renovation

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture has announced plans for a major $30 million renovation of its facility beginning in October.

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