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The Richmond Roughriders have joined a new league -- hopefully offering stronger competition -- for the 2018 arena football season. Starting next spring, the Roughriders will compete in the American Arena League, or AAL, a 12-team conference stretching from Vermont to Florida. The AAL is a merger of ...
The Virginia Union University Choir and the VUU Community Orchestra will present its free winter concert, "Christmas at Virginia Union University 2017, The Miracle on Lombardy Street III," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Coburn Hall on the campus, 1500 N. Lombardy St. Dr. Willis L. Barnett, chairman of the ...

Mostly, it's asked rhetorically, with a shrug. It's as though no reason, argument or entreaty is convincing enough to get the person to consider casting a ballot. Well, here's more proof that your vote is important. Consider the Nov. 7 contests for the Virginia House of Delegates, when 100 seats were up for ...
Kathryn Wall has always loved children. After meeting Nadine Marsh-Carter, CEO of the children's Home Society of Virginia, and being overwhelmed by some of the stories about youngsters that were shared, Ms. Wall was inspired to get involved. She is chair of the nonprofit Richmond/organization's board ...
As you may have heard, I have hard news to share. After a battery of tests, my physicians have informed me that I am suffering from Parkinson's disease, the very disease that bested my father. For the last three years, I have felt some of the effects. I have found it increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks.
The 2016 film "Birth of a Nation" was released in a storm of controversy unrelated to the film itself. Whatever your opinion of the film or its maker, one cannot deny the relevance of the film as a medium of historical instruction and a study of human behavior. Although I was aware of the systemic treatment of ...

Whatever "culture of excellence" arose in Asian-American communities is due to the excellence of immigrant forefathers and foremothers--a doctor, what with their access to money and resources, will of course provide their children with the best education. A working class single parent who has to work ...
The headlines about health problems plaguing the African-American community are frequent and alarming. From diabetes to hypertension and heart disease, to asthma and certain types of cancer, the statistics are clear: Black people suffer from a multitude of chronic health conditions and at a rate higher ...
As I sink into my wooden chair in Pupin 420 at 8 p.m. on a Wednesday night, I'm thankful to not be in Butler, nervously cramming for my next midterm. I talk about classes and midterm season with the girl next to me for a few minutes before the Native American Council meeting begins. This week we're ...
A new study found that African American communities are subjected to an ... reported or predicted, within the African American community.".
Rates of asthma are relatively high in African American communities. And, as ... reported or predicted, within the African American community.".
The U.S. oil and gas industries are responsible for dumping tons of toxic pollutants into our environment annually. The U.S. gas industry alone ...
How the opioid epidemic is impacting the African American community ... predominantly African-American communities where they sold malt ...
Kayla White was 12 years old that winter morning, when her life was changed forever. On Jan.2, 2009, White's mother was killed by her father, ...
We congratulate Sheriff-elect Antionette V. Irving, Treasurer-elect Nichole Richardson Armstead, Commonwealth's Attorney Michael N. Herring ...
Virginia State University tailback Trenton "Boom" Cannon goes airborne for a touchdown over Virginia University University defensive back Ray ...
The tsunami-like victory of Democrats Ralph S. Northam, Justin E. Fairfax and Mark R. Herring for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney ...

GRTC: Buses will run on a regular schedule. Free rides for veterans on Friday, Nov. 10. businesses. Major shopping malls: Open.
"You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and do something, God is not going to put it in your lap." - Fannie Lou Hamer. At a time ...
History, dedication, duty and fulfilling the dream of his mother paved the way for Rodney A. Robinson to become Richmond public schools ...
People within Cincinnati's African-American community are invited to submit their stories through the site. They'll also have the opportunity to ...
In some minority groups like the African-American community, it is not uncommon to avoid the subject all together or to only depend on one's ...
Nonprofits across the U.S. issued a joint alert last week stating that members of the Vietnamese-American community with final orders of ...
It's time to get moving by signing up for Fitness Warriors, a program that trains Richmond residents to become fitness instructors for local ...
Don't panic if you bought individual or family health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. The ACA, a.k.a. ...
VSU's Trenton Cannon evades a Bowie State defender Saturday in Ettrick. James Haskins/ Richmond Free Press. Defeat? What's that? Virginia ...
Personal tragedy led Timika Cousins to become an advocate against domestic violence after her beloved cousin was murdered by an abusive ...
For decades, as our school buildings have grown older and begun to decay, we, the people, have had little say in whether city leaders should ...
I want to thank the Richmond Free Press for allowing your personnel to attend our Oct. 10 March for Accountability and thereby placing a photo ...
Minnesota's Somali-American community is banding together to raise money to help victims of the bombings in Mogadishu last weekend that ...
... for Hurricane Harvey Debris Next to an African American Community? .... of similar temporary dump sites on African American communities in ...
Throughout #45's campaign, he made a great issue about "Making America Great Again" and "America(ns) First." Those who voted for him ...
People in need of affordable housing are expected to be the beneficiaries of a big announcement made Thursday afternoon. A total of $126 ...
PALATINE, USA: In remembrance of the 58 victims who died and nearly 500 injured, in one of the worst mass shootings in American history, ...
After all, the census updates once a decade, and the US Census Bureau's smaller but more detailed American Community Survey updates ...
That is the hope here of California Muslim-American community leaders. ... whereby disparate American communities work together to protect ...
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But that obscures some important variation within the Asian-American community, which became clearer thanks to a recent and unusual ...
St. Louis resident David Boger returns a Black Lives Matter sign to the VonDerrit Myers Jr. memorial after mowing the grass at the memorial at ...
Unlike the every-10-year Census surveys that we're familiar with, the American Community Survey is sent out every year, all during the year.
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Some of you may have recently received something called the American Community Survey in the mail. A viewer ...
In October 1997, the 27,000-square-foot Italian American Community Center off Manitou Road in Gates officially opened to the public.
In many ways, the U.S. remains a segregated nation. Racism is systematic and it bleeds into every part of the culture. The craft-beer industry, ...
A new report coauthored by the Clean Air Task Force and the NAACP finds that Black Americans are exposed to air that's nearly 40 percent ...
As a result, many African American communities face an elevated risk of cancer due to toxic air emissions from natural gas development.
The Native American Community Academy is made up of 60 different tribes. Each tribe's language was represented in some way at Friday's ...
... in the 1960s during the era of civil protest and unrest, Baldwin states to some members of the white American community, "The simple fact is ...
She said American communities need to be aware of potential outbreaks of the disease because of illegal shipments of plant materials.
... We are watching in horror as another American community is torn apart by the terrible devastation wrought by a gunman," Blumenthal said.
... Harris's -- have dealt with generations of systemic oppression that have contributed to poor health among African American communities.


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