Barry, D.C.'s 'Mayor for Life,' dies at 78

His death was announced in a statement from his family. Barry was admitted Thursday to Howard University Hospital after complaining of feeling ill, his spokeswoman said. He was released Saturday and felt well enough to go out to eat. Later ...

Bill Cosby: Is he being treated fairly?

This hurts deeply to those of us who grew up admiring and wanting to be a part of the Huxtable family. That show for those of us 40+ was one of the first where we saw a successful black couple ...

Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand ...

Open enrollment is in full swing

Open enrollment on the Federal Marketplace will run until February 15.

Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.

RPV: President's immigration "accountability" should not stand

The White House says President Barack Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions "will help secure the border, hold nearly five million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules."

Norfolk students walk out of class over educator's 'racist' tweet

The tweet shows a picture of seven couples in prom clothing, all the young men are black and all the young women are white. The caption reads: “Every white girl’s father’s worst nightmare.” Many of the students found this to ...

The East Marshall Street Well Project

In April of 1994, human bones and artifacts from the 19th century were discovered in an abandoned well during a construction project. The well’s contents are believed to have been discarded by medical students and instructors at the former medical ...

Does life expectancy depend on your zip code?

Live in Virginia’s Fairfax or Arlington counties instead of the nation’s capital, 14 miles away, and you could live an extra six or seven years.

Virginia Union launching new master’s degree program

The graduate program is an outgrowth of the unversity’s Teacher Education program, which has recently been reaccredited by the Naitonal Council of Accreditation for Teach Education (NCATE).

RPS board member alleges ‘conspiracy’ in expenditure saga

Taylor spoke about where she believes the “conpiracy” begun, in an appearance on WCLM Radio during Pastor Rob Scarborough’s Truth of the Matter program.

Hampton named top city in nation for public sector information and communications technology

Hampton has been named one of the top cities in the country for best practices in public sector information and communications technology.

Pamela Hammond to serve as Virginia State University's first female president

The former provost of Hampton University (HU), Dr. Pamela Hammond, will take over the helm at VSU becoming its first female president in the university’s 133-year history.

True or false: Will Congress eliminate EITC?

Rumors are running rampant that Congress is planning to eliminate the child tax credit among other entitlements.

Petersburg teachers awarded gift cards to purchase classroom supplies

Petersburg City Public Schools teachers recently received gift cards to buy supplies.