University of Richmond law professor receives grant to research Black legal issues

Marissa Jackson Sow, a law professor at the University of Richmond, was recently awarded a $27,000 grant from the Institute of International Education to support her research on Black and Indigenous legal issues.

Museum appoints curator of Indigenous American art

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently named Siera Hyte (Cherokee Nation) as its first Schiller Family Curator of Indigenous American Art. Hyte starts her role on Aug. 26.

VSU selects new provost, vice president for academic affairs

Virginia State University has announced the appointment of Dr. Tia A. Minnis as the new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Minnis brings over 15 years of leadership experience in higher education to her new role.

EMS & firefighters remembered

For more than 20 years, on the first Saturday in June, firefighters and EMS personnel who have died in the line of duty or have been recognized by the Virginia Line of Duty Act in the previous year, are honored ...

Commence the protest

College commencements across Richmond began in dramatic fashion over the weekend, as graduates drew attention to problems with their schools, their leaders and their treatment of students.

Historic hospital tops endangered sites list

A key part of Richmond’s African-American history. A criticalvresource at a time of medical segregation. A place where many who worked, were born, or said goodbye to loved ones. And now, one of Virginia’s many endangered historical sites.

Biden and Trump agree to 2 presidential debates, leaving VSU date in doubt

President Biden and former President Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed to hold two campaign debates — the first on June 27 hosted by CNN and the second on Sept. 10 hosted by ABC — setting the stage for their first ...

City Council approves Diamond District project, lawsuit follows

Richmond City Council made a big swing in determining the future of the city, with members unanimously approving a new redevelopment project in the Diamond District during a special meeting last Wednesday afternoon. Outside of Council Chambers, the reaction was ...

Va. lawmakers pass bipartisan budget leaving tax policy unchanged

After months of partisan combat over different priorities, Virginia lawmakers approved a bipartisan budget deal Monday with no major tax changes, funding boosts for education and mental health and salary increases for teachers and state employees.

Council members host honorary street naming ceremonies

Richmond City Council members plan to honor two esteemed citizens this week with honorary street namings.

Council, mayor approve first City collective bargaining agreements

On Monday, Richmond City Council approved a series of collective bargaining agreements with several key unions.

Richmond Folk Festival announces first artists

The Richmond Folk Festival returns to Brown’s Island September 27-29, celebrating its 20th anniversary. The initial lineup of artists for the 2024 Richmond Folk Festival includes go-go band Trouble Funk, jazz artist Lonnie Holley, bluegrass group Junior Sisk Band, among ...

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

For the week of Saturday, May 11, confirmed hospital admissions for COVID-19 in Virginia dropped 90.4% from the previous week. Three deaths associated with COVID-19 were reported statewide for the week ending Saturday, May 11. COVID-19 wastewater levels in Central ...

HCPS announces new chief of equity, diversity and opportunity

After the search for a new leader of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Opportunity, Henrico County Public Schools has appointed Tiffany Lewis, an education specialist from within the same office.

2 VSU mothers graduate alongside their children at commencement

At Virginia State University, the tradition of academic pursuit across generations is a tangible reality. The Spring 2024 Commencement witnessed a significant milestone as two families celebrated graduating together.