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University of Richmond history professor Julian Hayter's new book, "The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia" tells a story that is both triumphant and achingly dispiriting. more

Nov 5, 2017 4:20 PM Sunday Story

For our statues to have meaning, we must teach about the figures they represent. more

Aug 2, 2017 1:26 PM NEWS & FEATURES

City, county and community meetings are a serious sport for this band of die-hard watchdogs, advocates and volunteers-turned-elected officials. more

Jun 5, 2017 8:30 AM , Features

From the halls of John B. Cary to the White House and beyond, Melody Barnes returns home to a city on the rise — and sees opportunity for all. more

Jun 4, 2017 6:30 AM Sunday Story

The director of a new statewide program based in Richmond seeks to empower our community’s most vulnerable. more

Apr 16, 2017 6:30 AM Sunday Story 1 Comments

April 11, VCU's Department of African-American Studies will host three former Black Panthers at a forum about the Black Panther Party's 50-year legacy more

Apr 7, 2017 12:23 PM NEWS & FEATURES

Shaped by the Syracuse Eight football boycott, Clarence McGill always plays the game his way. more

Mar 13, 2017 8:30 AM Features

A monument in the works for Brown’s Island celebrates emancipation and honors the struggle for equality. more

Mar 6, 2017 11:40 AM NEWS & FEATURES

A Henrico teen takes the lead, empowers her diverse peers and shows the city a way forward. more

Feb 19, 2017 6:30 AM Sunday Story 2 Comments

When Ruth Tinsley resisted a police officer’s order in 1960, a young journalist captured a moment in Richmond civil rights history. more

Jan 16, 2017 8:30 AM Features

Some of Richmond's most brilliant minds converged at the second portion of the Unmasking series and examined how race filters into many aspects of the city's past and present. more

Jan 13, 2017 4:32 PM NEWS & FEATURES

Signs of progress since last year’s settlements are hard to find at the Richmond trailer park. more

Jan 4, 2017 3:57 PM , News

In her near-century of life, Jackson has been a writer, editor, activist and tireless freedom fighter. more

Nov 22, 2016 8:30 AM Features

The Kaine-Pence debate draws varied reactions as the university community savors its moment in the national spotlight. more

Oct 5, 2016 10:09 AM News

During LGBT History Month, Richmond advocates celebrate gains. more

Oct 4, 2016 8:43 AM History

In Richmond a half century ago, being gay or lesbian meant hiding in plain sight. more

Sep 21, 2016 8:30 AM History

The city says their homes are unsafe; they say the city just wants them out. more

Aug 5, 2016 12:00 PM Sunday Story

Richmond native and acclaimed photographer LeRoy Henderson’s images provoke, inspire and reflect who we really are. more

Jul 10, 2016 6:30 AM Sunday Story

The Cauldron of Jackson Ward Series (Part 1 of 3): From his father’s storefront, civil rights activist James E. Jackson Jr. saw the plight of exploited black workers and his community’s stand against racism — both touchstones for his life’s work. more

Jun 28, 2016 12:46 PM Features

In libraries, attics and basements across the commonwealth, report cards, high school newspapers, yearbooks and other material from Virginia’s desegregation era lie forgotten. The DOVE project wants them. more

Jun 3, 2016 12:16 PM Education

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