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Lawrence Hugh ‘Larry’ Everette, social worker and popular singer, dies at 74

Lawrence Hugh “Larry” Everette was passionate about helping people and singing.

‘Treat everybody like family,’ advises Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church

Last Saturday marked months of planning for the ordination and consecration of The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson as the 14th Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia on Dec. 3 at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in Henrico County.

Clarence Gilyard, ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ and ‘Die Hard’ actor, dies at 66

Clarence Gilyard Jr., a popular supporting actor whose credits include the blockbuster films “Die Hard” and “Top Gun” and the hit television series “Matlock” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” has died at age 66.

Blessing of the Animals’ is Dec. 9

The traditional Richmond Blessing of the Animals is scheduled for noon Friday, Dec. 9, at the Morgan Fountain in Shockoe Slip in Downtown.

No, Stacey Abrams is not Moses, by Candice Marie Benbow

When I moved to Atlanta in September of 2020, the first thing I did was register to vote.

Educator Evangeline C. Brooks’ ‘unselfish life’ celebrated

Dedicated educator. Lifelong faith leader. Strong, caring mother.

NMAAHC religion exhibit features Little Richard’s Bible, Rev. Ike’s suit

Musician Dizzy Gillespie embraced the Baha’i faith and its belief in universal humanity — a concept he saw reflected in jazz, which he viewed as a blending of musical elements from Africa and Europe. Activist Angela Davis, faced with the ...

Juliette Stephens Hamilton, retired nurse, dies at age 104

“Live one day at a time and enjoy that one.” Juliette Stephens Hamilton, one of Richmond’s oldest residents, called that the secret to a long and healthy life.

Sheila D.H. Scott, former RPS school principal, dies at age 69

Shelia Diane Harris Scott, a career educator who touched the lives of thousands of schoolchildren, has died. Best known for her 12 years as principal of Miles Jerome Jones Elementary School in South Side, Mrs. Scott died Monday, Nov. 7, ...

Trailblazer

Bettie Elizabeth Boyers Cooper, who helped end Richmond and Virginia’s determined efforts in the 1950s to maintain racially segregated public schools, has died.

Saint Paul’s Baptist Church hosts veterans’ brunch, Thanksgiving food distribution

The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church Veterans Celebration Brunch and the RVA Community Thanksgiving Food Distribution will occur on the following dates and times:

Rev. Calvin Butts, influential pillar of Harlem, dies at 73

The Rev. Calvin O. Butts III, who fought poverty and racism and skillfully navigated New York’s power structure as pastor of Harlem’s historic Abyssinian Baptist Church, died Oct. 28 at age 73, the church announced.

Mabel Lighty, gifted math teacher, dies at 83

Mabel Eunice Caster Lighty taught math to two generations of Richmond high school students and then went on to teach math for another 14 years at Reynolds Community College.

Black church tradition survives Georgia’s voting changes

Black church leaders and activists in Georgia rallied Sunday in a push to get congregants to vote — a long-standing tradition known as “souls to the polls” that is taking on greater meaning this year amid new obstacles to casting ...

Businessman and civic activist Anson L. Bell, 69, dies

Anson Lloyd Bell, a Richmond contractor and businessman who was active in community affairs, has died. Mr. Bell, who crusaded for Black inclusion in city contracts and on other issues, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. He was 69.

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