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Personality: Utibe O. Bassey

Nigerian-born Utibe O. Bassey grew up in Connecticut and has family scattered far and wide, but none in Virginia. When she moved to Richmond in the summer of 2020 for a job with Dominion Energy, she was all alone and ...

Yaegel T. Welch has long carried ‘Mockingbird’ role in his head

It was the power and value of performance that first inspired Yaegel T. Welch to take to the stage. Growing up, he saw the arts as a way to express himself in a world that didn’t always know how to ...

Friday Cheers announces 2024 concert series

Friday Cheers, presented by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, returns May 3 for its 39th season as Richmond’s longest-running concert series and the city’s largest event of its kind on the James River.

Personality: Margaret O. Daramola

Margaret O. Daramola says she is an overachiever. The Hampton University graduate is currently undertaking her master’s in theological studies at Harvard Divinity School while also serving as the 21st Poet Laureate of Virginia, which requires her presence and performance ...

BHMCCV receives 2024 Commonwealth History Fund Grant

The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) it is one of 14 organizations selected to receive a grant from the Virginia Museum History & Culture’s (VMHC) Commonwealth History Fund.

YWCA Richmond announces 2024 Class of Outstanding Women Awards honorees

For more than 40 years, YWCA Richmond has recognized accomplished women leaders in the Richmond community who one LinkedIn article described as “modeling resilience, empowering their teams to embrace change, learning from failures and persisting in the face of adversity.”

Library of Virginia hosts Weinstein Author Series

The Library of Virginia’s 2024 Carole Weinstein Author Series topics will focus on history, literature and the interwoven experiences of Virginians. The series, free and open to the public, will take place on select dates throughout 2024 from 6 p.m. ...

Black History Month events

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A community made whole

The VMFA’s sixth annual public art project once again commemorates Black History Month with an art installation that unites local artists and the community to pay tribute to individuals who positively impact the Metro Richmond community. This year’s RVA 2024 ...

Personality: Gregory D. Suskind

Richmond native Gregory D. Suskind has been involved with CARITAS for more than a decade. Since May 2022, he has been board chair of the non-profit organization that focuses on helping people experiencing homelessness and/or addiction by creating safe spaces ...

Franklin from ‘Peanuts’ gets to shine in the spotlight of a new animated Apple TV+ special

The mild-mannered Franklin — the first Black character in the “Peanuts” comic strip — gets to shine in his own animated Apple TV+ special this month in a story about friendship.

VCU alum Jeffrey Blount to discuss new book

Award-winning author Jeffrey Blount will discuss his new book, “Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s James Branch Cabell Library.

Review: Usher shines at star-studded 2024 Super Bowl halftime show

Usher emerged at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl halftime show seated on a throne, joined by a marching band and a trove of Vegas performers — but stayed its center.

Black History Month events

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VSU, NSU bands featured in documentary

In honor of Black History Month, the Pepsi National Battle of the Bands (NBOTB) announced the debut of “The Legacy of HBCU Marching Bands,” a documentary film that pays tribute to the heritage and legacy of marching bands at historically ...

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