State NAACP president dismissed, listening tour stopped in shake-up

The president of the Virginia State Conference NAACP was abruptly dismissed and the civil rights group’s statewide “Listening Tour” has been halted in changes announced last weekend by the state administrator.

‘Rey’ of hope

When the bell rang at 7:45 a.m. Monday, 96 ninth-grade students began the inaugural school year at Cristo Rey Richmond High School, a private school that promises opportunities for some of the area’s poorest youths through a rigorous, college preparatory ...

City finishes fiscal year with surplus

If Richmond City Council approves, retired city employees such as Elmer Seay and Daisy Weaver might receive a 1 percent increase in their city pensions — the first cost-of-living increase since 2008.

Obama’s old high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at an elite Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.

HBCU president ousted after accusations of plagiarism, nepotism

Officials at an historically black college in Tennessee have voted out the school’s president, who has been accused of plagiarism, nepotism and not handling mold or rodent issues in residence halls.

Hanover County NAACP files federal lawsuit over schools’ Confederate names

In a novel approach, the Hanover County Branch NAACP is alleging that the county and its School Board are violating the constitutional rights of African-American residents by having schools named for military and political leaders of the slavery-defending Confederate States.

8 candidates vying for Agelasto’s City Council seat

And the race is on. Eight people successfully qualified to compete for the 5th District seat on Richmond City Council from which Councilman Parker C. Agelasto plans to resign on Nov. 30.

2 area apartment complexes being revitalized

Two major apartment complexes, one in Richmond and one in Henrico County that largely house lower-income families, are being revitalized.

School Board votes to demolish school building

A historic Richmond elementary school building that dates to the 1880s and was the first built to serve African-American children in Church Hill appears to be headed for demolition.

Goldman has until Aug. 30 to show signatures on Coliseum referendum were wrongly rejected

Paul Goldman is refusing to give up on his effort to allow Richmond voters to weigh in on the huge and costly plan to replace the Richmond Coliseum.

City Council shoots down advisory referendum on $1.5B Coliseum project

One week after the Richmond City Council voted to kill a proposed advisory referendum asking Richmond voters whether they support using tax dollars to pay for a new Richmond Coliseum, the referendum’s chief proponent is still tense over the decision.

Carver Elementary gets new laundry center

Homelessness has been a continuous problem in Richmond, and it also impacts city school students.

First 400 years

In August 1619, more than 20 Africans landed at Point Comfort, the present-day Fort Monroe in Hampton.

Cityscape:Slices of life and scenes in Richmond

Dominic Baah is one of thousands of Virginia Commonwealth University students who spent Saturday moving into campus dorm rooms.

City Council spars over voter advisory referendum on $1.5B Coliseum plan

Richmond residents were lining up Wednesday to speak their minds on Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s $1.5 billion Coliseum replacement and development plan for Downtown at the second of two special City Council meetings in two days.