2 plays examine periods in history during Black History Month

There’s nothing like live theater performances during Black History Month to illuminate unforgettable characters.

Black Book Expo Freb. 22 and 23

The Elegba Folklore Society is hosting a Black Book Expo this weekend featuring local authors and entertainment.

Black History Month program to focus on civil rights icons Oliver W. Hill Sr. and Spottswood W. Robinson III

Noted Richmond civil rights attorneys Oliver W. Hill Sr. and Spottswood W. Robinson III and their role in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that legally ended school segregation is the focus of a program, “Racial Segregation: Then ...

Mural unveiling, African-American Read-In Feb. 27 at VMFA

A mixed-media mural of acrylic paint and photography will reflect the creative visions of Richmond Free Press photographers Sandra Sellars and Regina Boone and several others at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

AKAs present 16 debutantes

Sixteen young women were presented at the Debutante Presentation and Ball hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Upsilon Omega Chapter.

Celebrity Drag Bingo Feb. 20 at Diversity Richmond

Diversity Richmond is hosting Celebrity Drag Bingo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Diversity Richmond Event Hall, 1407 Sherwood Ave.

Love Stories

Neither of us attended graduate school with the intentions of finding a soulmate, but that’s the thing about love — it doesn’t much care about your plans.

5 African-American leaders recognized as 'Strong Men & Women in Virginia History'

Five African-American leaders, including a retired judge, NASA scientist and inventor and a former NFL player, were honored during the eighth annual “Strong Men & Women in Virginia History” awards program Feb. 6 at a Downtown hotel.

Events celebrating Black History continues

The celebration of Black History Month continues through February around the area.

'Hair Love' gives color to Oscar winners list

A touching story about an African-American father trying to do his daughter’s hair for the first time is an Oscar winner.

Honoring a civil rights pioneer

More than 100 people were present last Saturday for the dedication of a state historical marker in Gloucester County’s Hayes community honoring the late Irene A. Morgan and her actions to battle racial segregation.

Soulidifly to launch free TV streaming service Feb. 14

Richmond-based Soulidifly Productions is jumping into TV streaming. Already turning out movies, children’s books and a monthly magazine, the black-owned company will launch an array of largely original programming on its own service, SoulVision.

'Virginians You Need to Know' lectures Feb. 8, March 21 at Main Library

Researcher, author and lecturer Elvatrice Belsches will speak about “Virginians You Need to Know” at a two-part lecture series at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Li- brary, 101 E. Franklin St.

Marking time and history

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture selected 20 women to re-create a 1915 photograph of suffragists taken at ...

A month of events celebrating Black History

The vision for Black History Month 2020 will be a plethora of events including films, speakers and panel workshops at area venues, churches, schools and museums.