2nd Street Festival – Great Food, Music, Family and Friends

Thousands gathered in Richmond’s Historic Jackson Ward for two days of live music, delicious food, and opportunities to purchase Afrocentric goods and fashion.

The weather was perfect as festival goers took to the streets.


Brian Taylor with the Central Virginia African American Chamber of Commerce worked the crowd, introducing as many people as possible to the new [...]


Ways to Keep Your Community Safer


Whether you’re single and live on your own, or you’re raising a family, feeling secure in your community is likely an important priority to you. As an average citizen, there are several steps you can take to make your community safer.
Neighborhood Engagement
When people know one another, they are more likely to watch out for one [...]


Free Meals For All Richmond Public School Students

Beginning the 2014-2015 school year, all Richmond Public School students will be offered an opportunity to select a breakfast and lunch meal daily free of charge. Under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), school districts that predominately serve low-income students may offer free, nutritious school meals through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. Students [...]


National Night Out 2014

Family members took a moment to acknowledge each member of the Boys and Girls club who passed away due to violence. They hung badges with the victims’ name and lit a candle for each one.

Ervin Johnson of Dream Makers Academy spoke about the need to communicate more to avoid problems and the importance of “bringing [...]

Sydnee Baker is miming and has special needs. She has ADHD and Neurofibromatosis. She is blind in her left eye but that doesn’t stop her from “Praising Him In Advance”.

The Special Needs Community IS a Community

Second Baptist Church, 1400 Idlewood Avenue, hosts the 3rd Special Needs Worship Service organized by Monica Lucas in partnership with the non-profit, JP JumPers Foundation founded by Pam Mines.

Grace Borne has special needs and with her beautiful piano skills played, “How Great Thou Art”.


Brittany Sweet and her family traveledfrom Maryland so she could perform. Brittanyhas [...]

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