Halloween is normally my favorite holiday but over the years I’ve come to cringe when the day gets closer and closer. I dread having to think about non-natives or those who say, “It’s okay, my great grandmother was a Cherokee princess,” dehumanizing me and my culture as if it’s all fun and games.
A picturesque summer day at Nicholl Park served as the backdrop for the Soulful Sunday softball game. The annual event is one of Richmond’s newest traditions.
Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for the ninth annual Spirit & Soul Festival. The outdoor festival is a celebration of Downtown Richmond and will feature live music on two stages, food and artisan vendors, a youth zone, a mobile art gallery and information booths.
The Imagine Justice concert brought the fight to end mass incarceration straight to the State Capitol’s front door.
For families whose lives have been touched by violence, the Richmond Ceasefire Walk is a way to come together, grieve and cope as a community.
Jay-Z’s 4:44 album is not trying to prescribe analgesic to the black community, nor does his self-reflection about his own flaws cause listeners to feel pathos. But his effort at black unity is refreshing.
Richmond will participate in the National Night Out Against Crime, starting with a kick-off party with food and music at 5 p.m. in the Target parking lot at 4500 Macdonald Ave. There will be a community caravan to block parties throughout Richmond neighborhoods.
Kelly’s music is a staple at black family functions, but next time someone tries to turn up “Step in the Name of Love,” maybe we should tell them to care a bit more about black girls and women.
The sounds of drums, bass and laughter brought Richmond resident into the sun. And the positive energy at the eighth annual North Richmond Music Festival compelled people to stick around.
North Richmond native Donté Clark, 23, is an actor, rapper and spoken word artist who stars in the documentary film “Romeo is Bleeding,”(executive produced by Russell Simmons) which will be released on DVD and video on demand August 1.