Va native, NFL Pro-Bowler Roger Brown dies at 84

Roger Brown was a big man with talent and ambition to match.

BlackTop youth program loses gym space

A private South Side youth program that won plaudits and a $500,000 city grant for its virtual school operation that served more than 80 students daily during the 2020-21 school year has been evicted from its home in a church ...

Funeral service Sept. 21 for Dr. Clifton Whitaker Jr., pastor emeritus of Grayland Baptist Church

Dr. Clifton Whitaker Jr. set out to be a career Richmond police officer, but injury after 17 years on the force opened the door to a new career in ministry.

Trial set for Oct. 12 in Fourth Baptist Church dispute

A Richmond Circuit Court judge on Tuesday refused to throw out a case in which some members of historic Fourth Baptist Church have sought protection for their voting rights in church affairs, clearing the way for a trial scheduled for ...

Pandemic forcing Black morticians to bury their own in profession

When the last mourners departed and funeral director Shawn Troy was left among the headstones, he wept alone.

Dr. Walton M. Belle, longtime Richmond surgeon and team doctor for VUU Panthers, dies at 91

Dr. Walton McNeil Belle Sr. combined surgery with a flair for business.

Alan G. Reese Sr., accountant, dies at 64

Alan Gerard Reese, a veteran accountant who also was involved in the revival of Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood, has died.

Actor Tony D. Cosby, who portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in area productions for decades, dies at 66

For more than 35 years, Tony Darnell Cosby portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for audiences in the Richmond area and beyond.

Perry L. Briggs Sr., member of the Walker Sports Hall of Fame, dies at 92

Perry Lee Briggs Sr., a former football star at Maggie Walker High School and Virginia Union University, has died.

Charles A. Gill Sr., who shared a big lottery win to help the Richmond community, succumbs at 63

Struggling to make ends meet for his family, Charles Allen Gill Sr. sought to change his luck and became an instant millionaire in the process.

Headstones from historic African-American cemetery being relocated

Dozens of headstones from a historic African-American cemetery in the nation’s capital that were used for erosion control along the Virginia shoreline of the Potomac River are being relocated to a memorial garden in Maryland.

Armstrong coach, educator, counselor Moses Norrell dies at 83

Moses Alphonso “Sporty” Norrell III, a football coach, educator and guidance counselor for 42 years at his alma mater Armstrong High School, has died.

Former Richmond businessman Jon C. King Sr. dies at 75

Jon C. “Sugar” King Sr. was an influential force in Richmond in opening doors to ensure Black participation in business and the arts.

Ulysses Kirksey, longtime music director and conductor of the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, succumbs after illness

Ulysses Kirksey grew up in Richmond, traveled the world with his cello and landed back in Petersburg, where he led the community’s symphony orchestra for 32 years.

MLK’s initial leadership site gets preservation funding

As the Alabama church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was elected to his first leadership position in the Civil Rights Movement marks its 155th anniversary, work has begun to make a museum out of the crumbling building where ...