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Personality: Gabrielle E. Wilks

The 2020 Miss Black Virginia crown goes to Gabrielle E. Wilks.

Personality: Ayana Obika

The city’s diversity and elegance will shine again with the third annual Le Diner en Blanc-Richmond, a chic, pop- up dinner where diners wear all white, bring their own white tables, chairs, tablecloths and dishes — no plastic or paper ...

Personality: Kennedi Scales

An unexpected email brought a surprise, hope and support for one of many Virginia college students. Kennedi Scales is among 52 state students awarded a $1,000 book scholarship for the upcoming school year.

Personality: Monica L. Ball

Monica Ball saw a community that was underserved. She worked for years to offer a solution. That’s the origin behind her founding RVA Community Fun Day, a free festival that seeks to mix entertainment and education while fostering a sense ...

Personality: G. Sylvia Jackson

She’s one week away from the 118th Annual Session of the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Virginia, Prince Hall Affiliation. And Grand Worthy Matron Gertrude Sylvia Jackson is fighting the good fight, leading a group of organizers ...

Personality: Rev. Lacette R. Cross

The return of Black Pride RVA, Virginia’s first Black Pride festival, is almost here. And for the Rev. Lacette R. Cross, a founder of the festival and co-organizer of this year’s event, the anticipation comes with mixed emotions.

Personality: Dr. Erma L. Freeman

When she started studying dentistry, Dr. Erma Freeman wanted to be a dentist for fairly simple reasons: good work, good money and time for family.

Personality: George P. Braxton

“8-0-FORE!”If you’re familiar with this play on Richmond’s area code, you’ll know it as the nickname of the Richmond chapter of the National Negro Golf Association.

Personality: David O. Harris Jr.

David O. Harris Jr. is the driving force behind renaming the Boulevard in Richmond for Arthur Ashe Jr., the late Richmond native who made his mark on the tennis court and on the world stage as a civil and human ...

Personality: Anne Moss Rogers

Anne Moss Rogers wants to foster a “culture of connection” to help prevent suicide. Being selected as the 2019 recipient of the YWCA’s Pat Asch Fellowship for Social Justice will help her achieve that goal.

Personality: Dr. M. Alex Wagaman

Dr. M. Alex Wagaman, an assistant professor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, is Richmond’s 2019 Peacemaker of the Year.

Personality: Diana H. Garland

One of the fastest growing sports involving a court and a net is not tennis or badminton. It’s pickleball!

Personality: Stacey Squire

Stacey Squire, founder and president of Christina’s Love Foundation, is dedicated to the simple mission of getting help to all victims of domestic violence who are in need.

Personality: Dr. David Randolph II

Dr. David Randolph II understands how having financial support can relieve a lot of the emotional stress students are under as they try to get through college, graduate school and professional school.

Personality: Natasha Freeman

Natasha Freeman, president of Project Yoga Richmond’s board of directors, encourages the community to embrace yoga because the practice allows people “to be fully embodied while grounding and mending our body and spirit.”

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