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Maggie Walker birthday celebrations draw intimate crowds a year after statue dedication  Richmond Free Press

Courtyard of the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site at 2nd and Leigh streets in Jackson Ward. Liza Mickens shares a laugh Saturday at the statue of her ...



Trip to Peru brings comfort to sister of teen who died in 1970 crash  Atlanta Journal Constitution

On a warm, sunny September afternoon, Paula Ashmore finally arrives at a towering cross in the countryside of Cusco, Peru. Protected by an awning, the stone ...



Armstrong High Class of 1968 to celebrate 50th reunion  Richmond Free Press

The Armstrong High School Class of 1968 will celebrate its 50th reunion this weekend with a host of events.



GRTC free ride program for city high school students to start Oct.1  Richmond Free Press

GRTC plans to activate the free ride program for Richmond high school students on Monday, Oct. 1, City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson said Monday night.



Hill helps Maggie Walker Governor's School sprint into the record books  Richmond Free Press

Taylor Hill's stunning success in track and field has surprised many people, including Hill herself. The Church Hill resident set the bar of expectations quite low ...



Lillie L. Taylor, longtime RPS administrator, succumbs at 88  Richmond Free Press

The life and faith of Lillie Lipscomb Taylor, a former teacher and longtime supervisor of business and economic education programs for Richmond Public ...



NBA's Kyle Kuzma to lead Richmond area basketball camp  Richmond Free Press

One of the NBA's rising stars is coming to the Richmond area. Kyle Kuzma will be among the instructors at the TMG and Dreems Foundation Basketball Camp ...



Late Morgan State football coach named 2018 Trailblazer of the Year  Richmond Free Press

The late Earl Banks, who coached Willie Lanier at Morgan State University, has been named Trailblazer of the Year by the American Football Coaches ...



Charles 'Jabo' Wilkins, trailblazing player for the VCU Rams, dies at 70  Richmond Free Press

In Virginia Commonwealth University's storied basketball history, few players shined brighter than Richmond native Charles “Jabo” Wilkins. A trailblazing hero ...



Rev. John E. Johnson Jr. to be installed at Union Baptist Church in Hopewell  Richmond Free Press

Union Baptist Church in Hopewell has a new pastor. The Rev. John E. Johnson Jr., who has served as interim pastor since January, will be installed as the ...



Team Loaded wins AAU Nationals  Richmond Free Press

Team Loaded continues to feast on a buffet of victories without tasting defeat.



Monacan's Megan Walker ends high school career as nation's top player  Richmond Free Press

In her final Monacan High School game, Megan Walker showed she was human — but more importantly that she was great.



Charlottesville confronts identity, braces itself, one year after clashes  Richmond Free Press

For many residents of Charlottesville, last year's white nationalist rally shattered the city's carefully curated reputation as a progressive, idyllic place to live.



Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, civil rights icon, chief of staff to Dr. King, dies in Chester  Richmond Free Press

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Jr. did all he could to advance civil rights during his long life. He is credited with being the key strategist behind many of the civil rights ...



DeKalb School Board members  Atlanta Journal Constitution

As of the week of Feb. 25, here are the nine members of the DeKalb School Board, six of whom were suspended by an order from Gov.



Dupree Kimbrough & Carl announce Super Lawyer, two Rising Stars  MDJOnline.com

The Marietta law firm of Dupree, Kimbrough & Carl LLP announced that for the 12th consecutive year that senior partner Hylton B. Dupree Jr., has been included ...



At 91, Carlton T. Brooks still going strong  Richmond Free Press

Carlton T. Brooks, 91, has been in the funeral business for more than 60 years. He is perhaps the oldest mortician still practicing in the nation. Regina H.



Richmonder Jackie Bradley, AL series MVP, heads to World Series  Richmond Free Press

Baseball's hottest bat — and perhaps the most interesting jersey number — just may belong to a native Richmonder. The Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr.



A look back  Richmond Free Press

One state with two state champions. That's the way it was in Virginia.



School Board approves Kamras' smaller, better-paid cabinet  Richmond Free Press

A divided Richmond School Board voted 5-4 on Monday night to approve the hiring of four members of Superintendent Jason Kamras' new cabinet, overruling ...



VUU's hopes for CIAA title crushed by Bowie State  Richmond Free Press

Virginia Union University sophomore Bryan Epps nearly picks off the ball from Bowie State University during last Saturday's hard-fought game at Hovey Field.



Kamras calls for tax hike to support schools  Richmond Free Press

More money, please. That's the call from Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras.



Super Bowl trivia for Sunday's big game  Richmond Free Press

Cheese steak or clam chowder? “American Bandstand” or “Cheers”? Ben Franklin or Paul Revere? Rocky Balboa or Rocky Maricano? Chubby Checker or New ...



NFL black power: NFL starts season with 7 African-American coaches  Richmond Free Press

Virginia native Mike Tomlin is on pace to become the winningest African-American coach in NFL history. The Pittsburgh Steelers' 46-year-old coach started this ...



Abigail Spanberger, a political newcomer, is part of 'blue wave'  Richmond Free Press

Abigail Spanberger had some tough personal choices to make this spring. Telling her three daughters that she had once worked for the CIA was one — a tough ...



Arthur Mitchell, creator of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, dies at 84  Richmond Free Press

Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving ...



Trial begins for man accused of robbing, killing hotel manager in 2000  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A man is finally standing trial for a 16-year-old murder case, authorities said Tuesday. James Lorenzo Randolph, 32, was arrested in October 2014 and charged ...



Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks world marathon record  Richmond Free Press

Kenya's Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge pulverized the marathon world record with a blistering run last Sunday, slicing a staggering 78 seconds off the ...



Maye to leave VCU Rams  Richmond Free Press

Tyler Maye becomes the latest player with the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams to come down with “transfer-itis.”



Planning commission gives Walker statue final oK  Richmond Free Press

Coming soon: The statue and memorial plaza honoring Richmond great Maggie L. Walker at a gateway to the historical African-American section of Downtown ...



Oprah Winfrey exhibit opens at National Black History Museum  Richmond Free Press

One of Oprah Winfrey's dresses is displayed in a section of the “Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture” at the National Museum of ...



No more 'wait your turn' politics  Richmond Free Press

I've never met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year old New York activist, but I am surely looking forward to it. This giant-slayer of an organizer — she worked for ...



Like father, like sons  Richmond Free Press

The name Clyde Austin is back in the basketball news. Only it's not the Clyde Austin readers might remember.



UF backfield breakdown: Talented depth at running back, questions at QB  Gatorsports.com

Editor's note: This is the first in a series breaking down the 2018 Florida football team. A preview of the Florida offensive backfield entering coach Dan Mullen's ...



Arrest made in 2000 killing at Cobb County hotel  Atlanta Journal Constitution

On Dec. 7, 2000, Rodney Castlin was working as the night manager of a Cobb County hotel when robbers shot him in the chest, killing the 36-year-old married ...



Neo-Confederates returning to city  Richmond Free Press

Once again, Richmond must deal with a potentially volatile gathering of neo-Confederates seeking to preserve the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue.



Confronting racism, patriarchy  Richmond Free Press

Our nation was founded on the principles of racism and patriarchy. They are reflected in our very Constitution, where enslaved persons were counted as a ...



2018 Winter Olympics end with silver for 2 African-American athletes  Richmond Free Press

African-American athletes were long on desire but short on medals at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, that concluded on Feb. 25.



'Black Panther' claws away racism  Richmond Free Press

The film serves as a breath of *fresh* intellectual air, especially amid today's sociopolitical climate.



Robert M. Davis Sr., founder of construction company, dies at 74  Richmond Free Press

By Jeremy M. Lazarus. Robert Michael Davis Sr. left his mark on hundreds of homes in Richmond and Washington. For 50 years, he was involved in building, ...



Free pediatric dental clinic Friday, Feb. 2, at VCU School of Dentistry  Richmond Free Press

Give Kids a Smile” is the theme of an annual one-day program in Richmond and across the country to provide no-cost dental services to children.



Signing Day Central 2016  KATV

Click here for a look at the recruiting classes for all the SEC schools. Arkansas. 9:52am - Micah Smith, S, 6-1, 197, Marshall, Texas; 9:50am - Dee Walker, OLB, ...



Two schools produce mixed results on the hardwood | Georgia Bulletin  Georgia Bulletin

ROSWELL—The Blessed Trinity High School girls basketball team (6-7) scored the first six points of the game before Johns Creek High School (4-7) scored its ...



William T. Stone Sr., former substitute judge, Williamsburg funeral home owner, dies at 87  Richmond Free Press

William Thomas Stone Sr. made history in 1968, when he was one of the first African-Americans appointed to the judiciary in Virginia.



City eliminates $240000 admissions tax debt of Richmond Jazz Festival  Richmond Free Press

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney's administration has quietly eliminated the estimated $240000 in admissions taxes that the popular Richmond Jazz Festival ...



Elizabeth 'Bette' Mitchell, widow of 'Tiger Tom' Mitchell  Richmond Free Press

The widow of the late Richmond radio personality and journalist John “Tiger Tom” Mitchell has died. Elizabeth “Bette” Spencer Mitchell, a retired Philip Morris ...



Lady Panthers win CIAA; headed back to NCAA playoffs  Richmond Free Press

The Virginia Union University Lady Panthers have enjoyed a steady drumbeat of success during the last three years, and the drummer shows no signs of ...



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Girls 100m Dash  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor girls returnees in the 100 meter dash among wind legal F.A.T. times.



'Mother of South Africa' dies at 81  Richmond Free Press

Reuters. SOWETO, South Africa. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who emerged as a combative anti-apartheid campaigner during her former husband Nelson ...



January 2017 Felony Arrests | Court News and Felony Arrests  The Livingston Parish News

Jan. 1. Melinda McGuay, 45, 57 Helen Drive, Madisonville, aggravated flight from an officer: intentional refusal to stop, life endangerment, resisting an officer.



Religious groups planning 50th anniversary programs to remember Dr. King's death  Richmond Free Press

Religious groups are planning more than the annual holiday celebrations that note the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this year.



Inequality persists 50 years after landmark Kerner Commission report  Richmond Free Press

Free Press wire report. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.. Barriers to equality are posing threats to democracy in the United States as the country remains segregated ...



Proposals to build 2 schools, redo George Wythe under review  Richmond Free Press

Richmond Public Schools might provide incoming Mayor Levar Stoney with a potential blueprint for addressing the problem of outdated and increasingly ...



John Marshall scholar-athlete Greg Jones signs with JMU  Richmond Free Press

Two of Greg Jones' favorite things are basketballs and books. The John Marshall High School senior's impeccable credentials as a student and an athlete have ...



VUU seeded No.1 for CIAA Tournament  Richmond Free Press

Virginia Union University has drawn all “sevens” for this week's CIAA Basketball Tournament. The Panthers must hope the 7 p.m. scheduled start times will spell ...



National Signing Day 2018: Highs, Lows and Highlights of Day 1 of the Early Period  Sports Illustrated

Who will come out of the week with the No. 1 class in the country? The first day of college football's first early signing period featured intrigue from start to finish ...



Best Girls Performances All-Time At Birmingham Crossplex In Alabama  milesplit.com

Check out the top 25 girls performances all-time in the MileSplit database at the Birmingham Crossplex in Alabama.



'Tomorrow can be better'  Richmond Free Press

Virginians didn't send us here to be Democrats or Republicans. They sent us here to solve problems.” So said Ralph Sherer Northam on Saturday after he was ...



Evergreen Cemetery cleanup Saturday  Richmond Free Press

Volunteers once again are being recruited to continue the cleanup of historic but overgrown Evergreen Cemetery on the border between Richmond and Henrico ...



Frank Thornton to chair Henrico Board of Supervisors again  Richmond Free Press

Frank J. Thornton is once again the chairman of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors. The retired assistant French professor at Virginia Union University ...



Rams to take on former coach Anthony Grant's Dayton Flyers  Richmond Free Press

It would be hard for Virginia Commonwealth University basketball fans to forget former Coach Anthony Grant. After all, it was Coach Grant who recruited the ...



Unemployment and wage gap  Richmond Free Press

President Trump keeps boasting about the low black unemployment rate, although African-Americans still suffer nearly twice the unemployment rate as white ...



Delegate McQuinn to lead cleanup Saturday at historic cemeteries  Richmond Free Press

*Fresh* from winning state funding to support two historic African-American cemeteries, Delegate Delores L. McQuinn will lead a cleanup of the Evergreen and ...



VUU Lady Panthers win NCAA Division II quarterfinal game  Richmond Free Press

Perhaps it was an omen. At one end of the Ohio Dominican University gymnasium in Columbus, Ohio, the word “PANTHERS” was written in huge block letters.



Richmond Public Schools undergoes staff changes  Richmond Free Press

Richmond Public Schools' leadership team is undergoing a major makeover. Ralph Westbay, who helped craft the school system's current budget plan as the ...



Black family gets apology 40 years later from KKK member turned priest  Richmond Free Press

A former Ku Klux Klan member who burned a cross on a black couple's lawn 40 years ago, before becoming a Roman Catholic priest, has finally written his ...



The Rev. Eddie Perry, former state official and pastor of Charles City church, dies at 79  Richmond Free Press

The Rev. Eddie Lee Perry went from the military to the ministry while also playing a key role in recruiting social workers and other staff for the state Department of ...



Lady Panthers seeking first title since 1982  Richmond Free Press

There is inspiring history associated with Virginia Union University women's basketball. The problem is it's mostly “ancient” history. First-year coach AnnMarie ...



World map shows Africa in truthful light  Richmond Free Press

In an age of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” authorities in the city of Boston believe their new school map offers something closer to the geographical truth ...



Take them down  Richmond Free Press

There's a heaping measure of ridiculousness in Mayor Levar M. Stoney's appointment of a Monument Avenue Commission to put the statues along the street in ...



Rev. Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's disease  Richmond Free Press

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. disclosed publicly on Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to ...



Bishop Lewis to lead Virginia Conference of United Methodist Church  Richmond Free Press

Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, the first African-American woman to be elected a bishop in the United Methodist Church's Southeastern Jurisdiction, will lead the ...



Soul Santa arrives Saturday at Black History Museum  Richmond Free Press

Soul Santa will spend two Saturdays at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson Ward. From noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and ...



Nation's Top 100 Senior Girls Recruits Returning For Outdoor Track & Field  milesplit.com

Check out the nation's top 100 senior girls recruits by event returning for the outdoor track season. California state champ sprinter Lauren Rain Williams still ...



Nation's Top 100 Senior Girls Recruits Returning For Indoor Track & Field  milesplit.com

Check out the nation\'s top 100 senior girls recruits by event returning for the upcoming indoor track & field.



VUU's Jayda Luckie moves into the limelight  Richmond Free Press

Jayda Luckie has evolved from a part-time to prime-time player at Virginia Union University. You may not have noticed her a season ago. But you can't help but ...



CIAA legend to be inducted into Hall of Fame  Richmond Free Press

Abraham “Ham” Mitchell has wowed audiences at the CIAA Basketball Tournament for more than four decades with his dazzling attire, engaging personality and ...



VSU celebrates homecoming this weekend  Richmond Free Press

Grammy Award-winning gospel musician and choir director Kirk Franklin will perform at Virginia State University's 2016 Homecoming Gospel Concert.



Free Press photographer selected for prestigious journalism fellowship  Richmond Free Press

Richmond Free Press photographer Regina H. Boone has been named a 2017-18 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan.



Kwanzaa 50-year-old holiday  Richmond Free Press

Shakila Davis and her family have celebrated Kwanzaa since the 1970s. And for Mrs. Davis, celebrating the African-American holiday that is now in its 50th year ...



US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Boys 800m Run  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor boys returnees in the 800 meter run.



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VSU fires 10 professors just days before start of classes  Richmond Free Press

Just ahead of the start of the fall semester next week, Virginia State University has axed nearly 10 professors, scrambling schedules for students who previously ...



Freshmen Girls National Indoor Rankings: Jordan Sales Approaching Sub 7 In 55 Dash  milesplit.com

Check out the top 100 freshmen girls national indoor rankings by event as of December 26th. Jordan Sales of J.H. Rose (NC) is already approaching sub 7 ...



New VUU president  Richmond Free Press

They've been rivals forever, but Virginia Union and Virginia State universities soon will have one thing in common — a first-time president with executive ...



Dick Gregory predicted chaos  Richmond Free Press

For those who knew comedian-activist Dick Gregory, it's no secret that we were best friends for a very long time. More than a year before he died, he told me ...



A new sheriff in town  Richmond Free Press

Move over, C.T. There's a new sheriff in town. Literally, after the November election, there will be a new sheriff in the City of Richmond. C.T. Woody Jr., who has ...



Raymond D. Patterson, former state official and manager of community affairs for Sports Backers, dies at 69  Richmond Free Press

Raymond D. Patterson received a second chance and made the most of it. After pleading guilty to felony misuse of public funds as a state official in the early ...



Howard University bows to VCU  Richmond Free Press

Visiting Howard University limped into the Siegel Center on Tuesday, Dec. 27, to play the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams.



Megapastor tries to defend himself after Hurricane Harvey  Richmond Free Press

Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston is helping Texans cope in the wake of Hurricane Harvey — and trying to counter a flood of comments on ...



Tide's Brock Bennett drafted by Giants; signee Taylor Guilbeau picked by Yankees  al.com

Overall, four Alabama players and three signees were drafted.



Mayweather chooses 'right dance partner' for final fight  Richmond Free Press

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, lands a punch on Conor McGregor, a mixed martial arts champion, during last Saturday's boxing match at the T-Mobile Arena in ...



Farewell to the champ  Richmond Free Press

Muhammad Ali taunts Sonny Liston after knocking him out in the first round of their May 1965 rematch, three months after Mr. Ali first defeated Mr. Liston to win ...



Photos from March 2-4th Edition  Richmond Free Press

Photo courtesy of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation // Immersed in history // Fifth-graders from Richmond's Carver Elementary School join Principal ...



'Hidden Figures,' 'Fences' win big at SAG Awards  Richmond Free Press

Free Press wire reports HOLLYWOOD, Calif. The cast of “Hidden Figures” rocketed to the Screen Actors Guild top award at a fiery, protest-laden ceremony last ...



'Checkered past' tanks Petersburg's top pick  Richmond Free Press

Petersburg Mayor W. Howard Myers expected to introduce Rochelle Small-Toney as the new city manager Wednesday evening.



Documents show letter carriers' pay reduced  Richmond Free Press

At least three supervisors in Richmond's Main Post Office appear to routinely change the time cards of letter carriers — without the carriers' knowledge or ...



Simone Biles, LeBron James named AP Athletes of the Year  Richmond Free Press

She won a record-tying four gold medals to go along with a bronze during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He ended 52 years of sports heartache ...



Mosby Court SOS  Richmond Free Press

The killing in cold blood of Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael T. Walter on Friday evening in Richmond's Mosby Court public housing community ...



Va. SCLC lauds racist U.S. attorney general for civil rights work on anniversary of Dr. King's death  Richmond Free Press

Sending shockwaves through the civil rights community, leaders of the Virginia affiliate of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference used the anniversary of ...



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