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African-inspired art exhibit opens in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — To kick off Black History Month, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is exhibiting four decades of work by Murry DePillars, an artist known for his vivid colors and geometric shapes as well as his political commentary and African-inspired patterns. “Murry DePillars: Double Vision,” which features 37 pieces … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

Sex assaults on, near VCU campus cause concern for students

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students at Virginia Commonwealth University are expressing concern about a number of sexual assaults on and around campus the last few weeks. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( ) that VCU police fielded reports about three alleged sexual assaults the first week of classes in late August. Those three incidents occurred around … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

VCU to examine changes in black enrollment from area schools

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is planning to examine why fewer black students from the Richmond area attend the school despite diverse in its undergraduate enrollment. Officials say the university has seen a decline in applications, acceptances and enrollments of under-represented minorities. The sharpest drop has been in black students from the … Continue reading