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Virtual events to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the nation’s “drum major for justice,” will be celebrated during the annual national holiday on Monday, Jan. 18, in a very different way in the Metro Richmond area this year.

Nonprofit mentoring group hosts virtual art sale, auction

MEGA Mentors, a nonprofit organization that helps students from underrepresented groups in Chesterfield County Public Schools, is hosting a virtual art sale, silent auction and raffle to benefit the group’s work.

Harris team blindsided by Vogue cover

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there’s a problem: The photo of the country’s soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn’t what both sides agreed upon, her team ...

Detroit post office named in honor of ‘Queen of Soul’

The “Queen of Soul” will forever be remembered at a Detroit post office.

Dr. Dre hospitalized with brain aneurysm

Dr. Dre says he will be “back home soon” after the music mogul received medical treatment at a Los Angeles hospital for a reported brain aneurysm.

IRS claims Prince’s estate undervalued by 50 percent

The ongoing controversy over the money left behind by Prince when he died without a will is heating up again after Internal Revenue Service calculations showed that executors of the rock star’s estate undervalued it by 50 percent, or about ...

Oklahoma begins Tulsa race massacre centennial remembrance

Oklahoma began a centennial remembrance Jan. 1 of a once- thriving African-American neighborhood in Tulsa decimated by deadly white violence that has received growing recognition during America’s reckoning over police brutality and racial violence.

Race car driver is now a knight

Lewis Hamilton, the seven- time Formula One racing champion, is now a “Sir” as well.

2020 Year in Photos

Who knew when Richmonders rang in the year 2020 that it would be such a year of tumult?

Foremost wishes for 2021

With the start of 2021, the Richmond Free Press invited select city and state officials and leaders to share their foremost wishes for the new year. Following are their responses.

Cherished Holiday Memories 2020

The holidays bring their own flood of memories — the joyful and the bittersweet.

Capital City Kwanzaa festival to go virtual beginning Dec. 26

Like many other holiday events, the Richmond area’s largest Kwanzaa festival is going virtual and also will provide evening shows online during the full seven days of the holiday that begins Saturday, Dec. 26, it has been announced.

Area historian awarded $10,000 grant for documentary on Virginia Randolph

Historian Elvatrice Belsches’ 20-year dream to make a documentary about noted educator Virginia E. Randolph is getting an initial boost with a $10,000 grant from Virginia Humanities to support the research and development of a script.

Rashida Jones named first African-American to lead cable news network

MSNBC has named Rashida Jones the first Black person and Black woman president of the network.

Chesterfield teen receives $10,000 grant to kick-start home-school academy

Watching her younger brother struggle as he started high school through a home-school program, Nasiyah Isra-Ul went online to try to find resources to help.

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