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‘Fashioned for the Kingdom’ two-day women’s conference set for Oct. 26, 27

A two-day conference to help women embrace their vision, maximize their potential and fulfill their purpose will be held Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, at The Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St.

Charles ‘Jabo’ Wilkins, trailblazing player for the VCU Rams, dies at 70

In Virginia Commonwealth University’s storied basketball history, few players shined brighter than Richmond native Charles “Jabo” Wilkins. A trailblazing hero for the Rams from 1968 to 1971, Mr. Wilkins died of brain cancer Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Greenville, N.C., ...

New alliance seeks to improve lives of Highland Park residents

Bernice Clack did not have to go to church last Sunday. Church came to her in the form of a volunteer crew from nearby St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Highland Park.

Nonprofit’s effort to buy St. Emma-St. Francis property collapses

A nearly two-year effort to protect the heritage of a sprawling Powhatan County site that was the home of two African-American Catholic boarding schools has collapsed.

Kenneth L. Prince Sr., businessman, dies at 78

“Work, work and more work. Man don’t work, man don’t eat. “ That was the mantra Kenneth Lee Prince Sr. lived by, said his family. Seeking to emulate his hard-working parents, the longtime Henrico County resident never seemed to rest.

Arthur Mitchell, creator of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, dies at 84

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has ...

Venisha Brown, daughter of legendary singer James Brown, dies at 53

A daughter of the late “Godfather of Soul” James Brown has died.

Memorial service Oct. 6 for Jacqueline G. Epps

A memorial service for Jacqueline G. “Jackie” Epps, a Richmond attorney and former chair of the Virginia Retirement System, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church, 830 25th St., in Newport News.

VUU Day Sept. 30 at Second Liberty Baptist Church

Second Liberty Baptist Church in the New Kent County community of Quinton will hold Virginia Union University Day on Sunday, Sept. 30.

New website hopes to make sermons vital part of life

Every week, millions of Americans go to houses of worship to hear a message from a spiritual leader. Most of those congregations are small. And few sermons ever make their way beyond the four walls of a given congregation.

Hurricane relief efforts started by SCLC and others

Black Baptist churches and a civil rights organization in the Newport News area are gearing up to send aid to people in and around Wilmington, N.C., who were hard hit by Hurricane Florence, it has been announced.

Richmond lawyer Jacqueline G. ‘Jackie’ Epps, former chair of the Virginia Retirement System, dies at 71

Jacqueline Guess “Jackie” Epps, a prominent Richmond attorney whose legal career spanned 45 years, including service as former chair of the Virginia Retirement System, has died.

Centenary United Methodist Church celebrates 9 years as Reconciling Congregation

For the first time, members of historic Centenary United Methodist Church will have a booth at VA PrideFest 2018 to tell the church’s story and encourage the thousands of festival participants to attend.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy to host annual awards ceremony Sept. 26

The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy will recognize several people and organizations for their work advocating for Medicaid expansion, criminal justice reform, immigrant rights and higher wages for workers.

At Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, business leaders reflect on ethics

Roughly one-sixth of the 613 commandments in the Torah, the Hebrew Scriptures, touch on business and monetary practices. The Talmud, the commentary on Jewish law, fleshes out these principals with real-life scenarios.

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