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BlackTop youth program reopens in new location

The BlackTop Kings and Queens Sports Academy, a private youth basketball program, is back in action, though in a much reduced capacity.

Arts in the Park returns this weekend after two-year hiatus

Richmond’s biggest outdoor art show returns this weekend to Byrd Park after a two-year pause because of the pandemic.

Poetry workshop for youths slated for April 30 at Black History Museum

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, a poetry workshop for youths ages 10 to 18 will be held 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson ...

Rapper Young Prince Charles presented ceremonial key to city

Rapper Young Prince Charles has been given the ceremonial key to the City of Richmond in recognition of his career success.

Church Hill Academy student selected for weeklong leadership academy in Greece

Scholar-athlete Javon A. Brooks will spend a summer week in Athens, Greece, building his leadership skills.

Earth Day 2022 marked by local events

Richmond is not sponsoring a big festival to mark Earth Day and environmental activism.

Women and minorities entrepreneurs conference slated for April 27-28

The Women’s Business Center of Richmond at Virginia Union University is sponsoring an inaugural Winning with Women and Minorities Entrepreneurs Conference Wednesday, April 27, and Thursday, April 28, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

PROC Foundation to host Derby Day Party fundraiser May 7

A huge tent will rise on the football field at the Bon Secours Training Camp for the return of the Derby Day Party, it has been announced.

Dogtown Dance Theatre building in South Side being sold

The home of Dogtown Dance Theatre and the RVA Dance Collective at 109 W. 15th Street in South Side is for sale.

Maymont to host annual Family Easter celebration on April 16

An egg hunt, the Easter Bunny, live music, activities and games will be featured at the annual Dominion Energy Family Easter at Maymont on Saturday, April 16.

Will Smith gets 10-year ban over Oscar slap

The motion picture academy has banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards.

Ishmael Reed among Anisfield-Wolf Award winners

Author, playwright and longtime champion of multiculturalism Ishmael Reed is receiving a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to literature.

New book reveals details about Mary Lumpkin and the slave jail that became VUU

The stories of enslaved Black women largely have been erased from American history.

Batiste, joyful performances highlight Grammy Awards

Jon Batiste had the most Grammy Award nominations and his five wins on Sunday night outpaced everyone, yet he somehow seemed the biggest surprise on a joyous night for music that washed away some of the bad taste left by ...

Motion Picture Academy condemns Will Smith’s actions, launches inquiry

It has been called “the slap heard around the world.”