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Four-day Black Pride RVA celebration returns

The seventh annual Black Pride RVA, a four-day celebration of Richmond’s LGBTQIA+ community of color, is set for July 18-21.

Richmond entrepreneur advances in Black Ambition Prize competition

A Richmond-based food company has been named a semifinalist in the Black Ambition Prize, an entrepreneurial competition founded by Virginia native and music icon Pharrell Williams.

Local playwright’s ‘Hippocrite’ brings church satire back to stage

“Hippocrite the Musical,” a gospel comedy that sold out its one-night performance last year at the Dominion Energy Center, returns for three shows on July 20 and 21 at The Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education.

Freedom Reads founder Betts to receive top honor from Library of Virginia

The Library of Virginia will award its honorary Patron of Letters degree to poet, lawyer and Freedom Reads founder Reginald Dwayne Betts, the library announced Tuesday.

Virginia Museum of History & Culture launches statewide education program

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) has announced the launch of a major statewide civics education program for middle-grade students as part of its 250th Initiative. The program, titled Civics Connects, is designed to provide a comprehensive, classroom-ready …

Docuseries spotlights ‘grande dame’ who redefined Southern cooking

The legacy of Edna Lewis, the renowned African American chef celebrated as the “grande dame of Southern cooking,” will be explored in a new docuseries produced by VPM and Field Studio. “Finding Edna Lewis,” set to premiere on July 19, …

Richmond Community Hospital fair celebrates building’s legacy

The 90-year-old former Richmond Community Hospital building was the center of a celebration Sunday as community members gathered to honor its past and advocate for its future.

Hanover Tomato Festival returns for 46th year

The Hanover Tomato Festival returns to Pole Green Park on July 12 and 13, marking its 46th year as a community celebration.

Tribute planned for civil rights leader Maggie L. Walker

The National Park Service will honor Maggie Lena Walker’s 160th birthday with a two-week celebration featuring events across Richmond highlighting the Black banking pioneer’s legacy.

Tribute planned for civil rights leader Maggie L. Walker

The National Park Service will honor Maggie Lena Walker’s 160th birthday with a two-week celebration featuring events across Richmond highlighting the Black banking pioneer’s legacy.

‘Red, White and Lights’ returns to Meadow Farm

Henrico County hosts its annual Red, White and Lights Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4, at Meadow Farm Museum in Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road. The free event will begin at 5 p.m. and feature family-friendly entertainment.

Local drag performers crowned with ‘Virginia Pride’ titles

Drag royalty was celebrated at the annual Virginia Pride Pageant last Sunday.

‘Sing Sing’ screens at Sing Sing in an emotional homecoming

Clarence “Divine Eye” Maclin is standing inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility for the first time since he was incarcerated here 12 years ago. In this very chapel, he reminisces, he once sold drugs — a backup plan for when the …

New exhibition explores race and community in Richmond

A new exhibition titled “Race in Richmond: Healing in Richmond” is on display at The Gallery in Main Street Station until June 30. The exhibit features two installations: “I See You – A Portrait Experience” and “I Hear You: A …

Gospel group releases first new music in nearly 50 years

She made a single gospel soul record in the 1970s with her brothers, when they were all teenagers. Then Annie Brown Caldwell moved on with her life. Decades later, she was running a clothing store in a tiny Mississippi town …

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