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Rev. Delores R. Seay, associate minister at Triumphant Baptist Church, dies at 86

The Rev. Delores McFadden Robinson Seay, an associate minister at Triumphant Baptist Church who devoted herself to volunteer service at the church and in the community for decades, has died.

South Side pastor withstands termination vote

Dr. Michael A. Sanders remains the pastor of historic Mt. Olive Baptist Church in South Side.

MLB Hall of Famer Joe Morgan dies at 77

Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, a key component of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine in the 1970s, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020.

’The Secret Lives of Church Ladies’ is finalist for National Book Award

For years, Deesha Philyaw, a Pittsburgh writer, editor and writing coach, has gradually crafted stories about church ladies — but these are not the stories you’d likely hear sitting in the pew of a Black church.

Judge Barrett nomination fight leaves progressive Catholics feeling unseen

Elizabeth Ajiduah took to Twitter in late September, ask- ing progressive and LGBTQ- friendly Catholics to come forward.

Walter E. Baker Sr., partner in the former Baker & Dyson painting and contracting company, dies at 92

For more than 40 years, Walter Edward Baker Sr. partnered with his friend Lynwood M. Dyson Sr. on home improvement projects in Richmond.

Trump evangelical advisers exposed to COVID-19 flout CDC guidelines, preach in public

At least two faith leaders, including one of President Trump’s unofficial evangelical advisers, have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a White House Rose Garden ceremony and a separate evangelical gathering in Wash- ington.

Alabama governor apologizes to 1963 church bombing survivor

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has apologized to a survivor of a racist 1963 church bombing that killed four Black girls, calling the blast an “egregious injustice.” But the governor declined on Sept. 30 to pay restitution without legislative involvement.

‘Sweet Lou’ Johnson, who played 14 years with the L.A. Dodgers, dies at 86

Louis Brown “Sweet Lou” Johnson, so nicknamed because of his infectious smile and friendly habit of clapping his hands, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

GRTC driver John Thrower dies of COVID-19

GRTC is mourning its first death from COVID- 19.

Dr. Adam L. Bond, Ebenezer Baptist Church’s new pastor, eases into transition during pandemic

Dr. Adam L. Bond is blending the old with the new at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, despite the disruption from the pandemic.

Church-based education pod opens in East End

Dr. Patricia A. Gould-Champ’s ministry is supporting East End students and parents with learning pods as a daily education solution.

City joining preservation effort for historic African-American cemetery

City Hall is finally joining an effort to recognize, preserve and protect a historic African-American cemetery that city government spent more than 120 years trying to erase.

Adoption advocate and political campaign volunteer Annette ‘Nettie’ Gordon dies at 82

Annette White “Nettie” Gordon, who helped build an adoption program focused on Black children and volunteered in campaigns of Democratic candidates, has died.

Sixth Baptist Church to celebrate grand opening of community mission center Oct. 3

As the coronavirus pandemic presses on, a faith-based community in Richmond’s West End continues to find ways to support its congregation and those in need.

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