‘Rethinking Incarceration’

The problems in the United States’ criminal justice system go all the way back to slavery, according to Dominique DuBois Gilliard, who directs racial reconciliation work for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Both slavery and incarceration are means of racial and ...

Dr. Marshall Banks, retired urologist and Roman Catholic deacon, dies at 78

Dr. Marshall D. “Billy” Banks devoted his life to ministering to people as a physician and as a deacon at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart near Virginia Commonwealth University.

Former rapper Craig Mack dies at 47

Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit “Flava in Ya Ear” has died in South Carolina. Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey says the 47-year-old Mr. Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. Monday, ...

Va. native Floyd Carter Sr., one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 95

Floyd Carter Sr., one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, died Thursday, March 8, in New York, where he served with the New York Police Department for 27 years. He was 95.

Rev. Craig A. Matthews, longtime artistic director of the Richmond Boys Choir, dies at 63

The 18-member Richmond Boys Choir is celebrating the life of their caring and talented artistic director, the Rev. Craig Alexander Matthews.

Musician Daryl Davis, who works to convert the KKK, to speak March 17

Blues mus ician Daryl Davis is coming to the Richmond area to talk about his pioneering efforts to use conversation to steer Ku Klux Klan members away from racial hatred.

Black churches across nation host screenings of ‘Black Panther’

Xavier Cooper went straight from his shift as a cook at a fast food restaurant to an early showing of the “Black Panther” — sponsored by his church.

30 members of Congress make pilgrimage to civil rights sites

About a dozen Democrats and Republicans prayed and sang “Amazing Grace” during a solemn ceremony last Friday at the site where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated nearly 50 years ago. The ceremony marked the start of a three-day ...

Interfaith film misses Oscar, but raises hope in Kenya

It didn’t bring home an Oscar this week, but a film nominated for an Academy Award is spreading a message that many Africans said is too rarely heard — that people from different religious groups on the continent can be ...

Dr. Grace Harris remembered for her ‘spirit of hope’

Dr. Grace E. Harris, whose life and career stretched from the roads of rural Halifax County to the halls of the Virginia State Capitol, was remembered last Saturday as more than 200 people, including family, friends, legislators and educators, assembled ...

Allie Ragin Jr., teacher, sports coach, dies at 76

Allie Ragin Jr. used his education and athletic skills to benefit and support youth sports programs in Richmond.

Rev. Billy Graham, evangelist, presidential confidante and supporter of Dr. King, to be laid to rest March 2

Thousands of people from all walks of life filed slowly past the casket of the Rev. Billy Graham on Monday to pay their final respects to a man who reached millions with his message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Olympic speedskater credits success to God’s blessings

U.S. speedskater Maame Biney, 18, has a smile that can light up any room, a giggle that has charmed Olympic audiences and a joy that her coaches say has carried her so far in her athletic career at such a ...

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker remembered at service

The life and impact of Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker was remembered Saturday during a memorial service for the noted civil rights leader and minister held at Petersburg’s Gillfield Baptist Church.

James Woolfolk, retired owner of Woolfolk & Sons Seafood, dies at 95

The longtime owner and operator of a popular seafood restaurant in Church Hill has died. James W. Woolfolk Jr. ran Woolfolk & Sons Seafood for decades with his wife, Theresa, and their children in the 1600 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike.