African-American politics

Lawrence E. Williams Sr. ran for mayor in 2004 and 2008. Now, he's one of eight candidates wooing voters in the run-up to the November general election. This time will be different, he says. more

Aug 12, 2016 8:30 AM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

"I don't enjoy fist-raising political work," artist Kehinde Wiley told the sellout crowd at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Leslie Cheek Theater on Friday night. "My work, my passion, comes from a small gray area where we are all indicted." more

Jun 11, 2016 9:15 AM Galleries

The exhibition of African-American artist Kehinde Wiley opens June 11 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This isn't a show you breeze through, and it won't go without some things to think about. more

Jun 8, 2016 4:13 PM Galleries

Willie J. Dell was fist appointed in 1973 then elected in 1977 to Richmond City Council where she became an outspoken proponent for minorities and the marginalized. She didn't toe a particular line, and that made her an outsider. more

Apr 5, 2016 2:46 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

Reconstruction in Richmond advanced political and educational changes for blacks through the 1890s, but many of those gains evaporated as the federal government looked the other way more

Nov 9, 2015 12:39 PM Features

Twenty-one years after the discovery of an old medical school well filled with the bones of men, women and children — most of them African-American — a descendant community grapples with how to right a wrong. more

Sep 8, 2015 3:01 PM Features 1 Comments

Scholar, activist, author to kick off VCU speaker series more

Sep 2, 2015 2:30 PM Education

How nine young men in juvenile detention are trying to change minds – including their own. more

Aug 16, 2015 6:30 AM Sunday Story 3 Comments

In a changed city and media climate, The Richmond Free Press moves into a future without founder Ray Boone more

Aug 12, 2015 10:14 AM Features 2 Comments

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