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Rev. Franklin, 47, dies after preaching sermon

The Rev. Charles M. Franklin Jr. preached a sermon, finished serving communion and had gone into his office at Ray of Hope Baptist Church in Northeast Baltimore on Sunday, Feb. 10, when he lapsed into a seizure.

Catholic dioceses release list of 58 clergy accused of sexually abusing children

Virginia’s two Roman Catholic dioceses on Wednesday published lists of 58 priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, joining other dioceses around the country in answering calls to make public the names of abusive clergy.

Community organizer and strategist Lillie A. Estes succumbs at 59

Lillie Ann Estes set the standard for community organizing in Richmond.

Grammy winner James Ingram dies at 66

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter James Ingram, who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2018, at his Los Angeles home from brain cancer. He was 66.

‘Y&R’ actor Kristoff St. John dies at 52

Kristoff St. John, who played the struggling alcoholic and ladies’ man Neil Winters for 27 years on “The Young and the Restless,” has died. He was 52.

John D. Williams, 90, longtime teacher and coach at Armstrong High School

John Davis “John D.” Williams, a former teacher, coach and athletic director at Armstrong High School, has died.

Pope Francis publicly acknowledges clergy’s sexual abuse of nuns

Pope Francis publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that there is no end in sight to the Catholic Church’s abuse crisis — and ...

Julius Campbell, Northern Va. football player made famous in ‘Remember the Titans,’ dies at 65

Julius Campbell, whose role as captain of the T.C. Williams High School football team in Northern Virginia was made famous in the movie “Remember the Titans,” died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, of organ failure.

Enrichmond Foundation now owns East End Cemetery

Twenty months after buying historic Evergreen Cemetery with state assistance, a city-created charity has taken ownership of a second neighboring African-American burial ground, East End Cemetery.

North Side church to host food pantry for former furloughed federal workers

The Light Community Church in North Side will give away food and other much needed items to former furloughed federal workers from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the church, 601 Azalea Ave. Non-perishable food items, as well ...

Now showing at First Baptist: Free Friday movies

Richmond’s First Baptist Church at 2709 Monument Ave. is hosting free movies on Friday nights in February through its “Classics and Cocoa” series.

Speaking Spirit Ministries says praise the Lord, pass the popcorn

Go to church and stay for a movie. That’s now possible at a satellite sanctuary of the independent Speaking Spirit Ministries.

Bishop Charles A. West starting new church in Henrico County

Bishop Charles A. West, who ran the Operation Streets youth basketball program in Richmond for more than 20 years, is starting over with a new church.

Racial reconciliation theme for 2-day event

With art, music, dance and spoken word, a national organization that fights injustice held a two-day event in Richmond to reflect on the history of slavery in Virginia and to promote racial reconciliation.

Dr. Clara S. McCreary, longtime math professor at VUU, dies at 99

Dr. Clara Novella Sutton McCreary loved mathematics, and for nearly 42 years she shared that love with students at Virginia Union University. “My mother taught all the upper level math courses and also coordinated the pre-engineering courses.” said her daughter, ...

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