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President Obama inspires Class of 2020, adroitly criticizes current leaders for mishandling pandemic crisis

Hours after former President Obama delivered two measured and inspiring na- tional commencement speeches to the Class of 2020 college and high school graduates last Saturday, social media lit up with comments of “Great speech, Mr. Obama. We miss you!” ...

Magistrate Judge Roderick C.Young of Richmond nominated to federal district court bench

Roderick Charles Young started out as a public defender and has risen through the legal ranks to U.S. magistrate judge in Richmond.

Historic first: A. Benjamin Spencer named dean of W&M Law School

As a University of Virginia law school professor, A. Benjamin Spencer has earned accolades for his knowledge of federal courts and civil litigation.

Obamas to deliver commencement addresses

Yes, they will! Former President Obama and his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, will salute the Class of 2020 in two separate virtual graduation ceremonies replacing the traditional end of high school and college.

Kay Coles James heads National Coronavirus Recovery Commission

Richmonders across the political spectrum are joining forces in trying to persuade people to keep their distance to help mitigate the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus that has taken the lives of more than 700 Virginians.

African-Americans claim several prestigious Pulitzer Prizes

People of color and stories about people of color dominated this year’s Pulitzer Prize awards announced Monday that recognize achievements in 15 journalism and seven arts and letters categories.

Oprah to keynote #Graduation 2020

Just when high school and college seniors across the country were starting to think all was lost for their graduation ceremonies canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the richest and most influential women in the nation comes to ...

Census deadline to be changed; jobs still available

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the 10-year census, officials report.

Class of 2020 has hope in President Obama

Could Barack Obama deliver a national graduation address to students? Stay tuned.

Registration is needed for some to receive federal stimulus money

If you didn’t file taxes in 2018 and 2019, you can still get a $1,200 stimulus payment from the federal government. The U.S. Department of the Treasury has launched a new online tool that is accessible by computer or cell ...

Earl G. Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine and champion for black economic empowerment, dies at 85

Earl G. Graves Sr., who inspired generations of African-Americans to build wealth through stories published in Black Enterprise, the magazine he founded, died Monday, April 6, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 85.

Rev. Joseph Lowery, head of SCLC and dean of civil rights veterans, dies at 98

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery fought to end segregation, lived to see the election of the country’s first African-American president and echoed the call for “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream” in America.

Faces of leadership: Pandemic puts U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams in spotlight

He has issued warnings about the dangers of e-cigarettes and gone on record supporting needle exchanges to limit disease related to opioid addiction.

Selma Online offers free civil rights lessons amid virus

The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 led to police violence against peaceful African-American demonstrators. The police beatings on what became known as “Bloody Sunday” generated anger across the nation 55 years ago ...

U.S. colleges continue to grapple with ties to slavery

The promise of reparations to atone for historical ties to slavery has opened new territory in a reckoning at U.S. colleges, which until now have responded with monuments, building name changes and public apologies.

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