New state NAACP president chastises Democrats for selecting Scott Surovell instead of Mamie Locke for leadership role

The Rev. Cozy E. Bailey Sr. used his first public statement as the new state NAACP president to tongue-lash the Democratic Caucus in the state Senate for failing to elect Hampton Democratic Sen. Mamie E. Locke as the next majority ...

Hanover County bans books in schools

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Wicked” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” are among the 75 books Hanover County school administrators directed teachers and librarians to remove from their schools last Friday, according to various news reports.

Thanksgiving holiday schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, please note the following closings:

VSU to host presidential debate

Virginia State University will be one of the three universities to host a presidential debate in 2024, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday.

Richmond to host national speech, debate tournament

The National Speech & Debate Association has selected the Richmond region as the host of its 2026 National Speech & Debate Tournament, an event that is expected to attract 10,000 student contestants and visitors to the area.

Jones updates Council on his departure plans

City Council President Michael J. Jones said that he expected the Nov. 13 meeting of the council to be his last.

COVID-19 updates

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

Swansboro opens Literacy Corner

Since Sept. 20, the basement floor of Swansboro Elementary School has been the site of a new experiment in education. Among the warm atmosphere of bustling classrooms, Swansboro staff and faculty are using a new Literacy Corner to bring students ...

Matthew Lamar Edwards is 27th annual Beautillion’s new king

Matthew Lamar Edwards was crowned king of Professionals Reaching Out to the Community (PROC) Foundation’s 27th annual Beautillion which took place Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Bon Appetit!

As families prepare to gather around the table this week for Thanksgiving, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) is preparing a new exhibition that will explore the life and legacy of American chef and TV personality Julia Child.

Casino vote aftermath

Mayor Levar M. Stoney is brushing himself off after Richmond voters for the second time rejected the $562 million casino-resort plan he fully backed and gearing up to run for governor in 2025. Separately, Paul Goldman, who led both successful ...

Council approves new shelters for homeless

Proposals for two new city-supported homeless shelters – including one at 1900 Chamberlayne Ave. that drew fire from area businesses — cleared City Council Monday.

City Council president seeks to ensure successor

Outgoing City Council President Michael J. Jones plans to keep his 9th District seat until Dec. 31, according to a letter of resignation he submitted to his colleagues and the City Clerk. That appears to represent a change in the ...

Newly empowered Virginia Democrats nominate the state’s first Black House speaker, Don Scott

Virginia’s state House will soon have its first Black speaker in its more than 400-year history after the chamber’s incoming Democratic majority on Saturday chose Del. Don Scott to serve in the post.

Community Foundation announces local R.E.B. Foundation winners

Several Richmond area teachers have been recognized for their contributions to public education — and given the means and opportunity to take their work even further.