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Richmond principal returns to The Ellen DeGeneres Show to play 'What's In The Box'

Richmond principal returns to The Ellen DeGeneres Show to play ‘What’s In The Box’

By Kathy Chouteau Kenneth Farr II—the Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ from St. David School whose video of him dancing with his students on Zoom went viral—will return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. Farr previously appeared...
Richmond's D3 Comic Book Spot relaunches online

Richmond-based D3 Comic Book Spot relaunches online

By Kathy Chouteau Like a good superhero, D3 Comic Book Spot has weathered the worst of punches like a champ. Amid changes in mall ownership, and compounded by the adverse economic wallop of the COVID-19...
Richmond filmmaker’s latest work on Black sculptor hits close to home

Richmond filmmaker’s latest work on D.C. sculptor hits close to home

By Mike Kinney After creating more than 20 documentaries over several decades, from films shining a light on the history of North Richmond to the Emmy-nominated “Out: The Glen Burke Story” – about Major League...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

‘Art of the African Diaspora’ hybrid exhibition kicks off Feb. 11

By Kathy Chouteau The work of more than 110 artists of African descent will be featured in “Art of the African Diaspora,” an online exhibition launching Feb. 11 and running through May 16 that will...
Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

By Kathy Chouteau Remember that viral TikTok post featuring a Richmond elementary school principal dancing away during a distance learning call with students? The man himself, Kenneth Deshone Farr II—who showed some serious dance moves to...
Richmond filmmaker readies to release one film and shoot the next

Richmond filmmaker readies to release one film and shoot the next

By Mike Kinney and Kathy Chouteau You could say that Richmond resident and independent filmmaker, Jayson Johnson, is a triple threat: he not only directs his films, but also writes and produces them to boot....
Creative force behind hit PBS show ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ is a former Richmond newsman

Creative force behind hit PBS show ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ is a former...

By Kathy Chouteau When it comes to Hollywood success stories, it’s hard to top the tale of a former Richmond newsman turned prominent executive producer of a current hit TV show. The critically acclaimed show...
Richmond native unveils first feature film, ‘I Can’t Sleep’

Richmond native unveils first feature film, ‘I Can’t Sleep’

By Kathy Chouteau Ever since she was a little girl growing up in the Richmond View neighborhood, Gina Rose dreamed of making films. Next month, the rising African American and Chinese American filmmaker’s dream will...
Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

Richmond author’s children’s book answers call of ADHD community

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond resident and author Rayna Best has written a children’s book called Animated Like Me with a resounding message about self-acceptance and inclusion. Best’s 36-page book, which was published in paperback this...
Richmond Art Center exhibit examines shipping containers as metaphors

Richmond Art Center calling for artists for African Diaspora exhibit

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) is welcoming artist participants for its virtual “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibition, with the registration deadline being Sunday, Jan. 24, at 11:59 p.m. The exhibition will...

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West County charter schools to hold inaugural celebration of Black excellence

Richmond charter middle schools to hold inaugural celebration of Black excellence

By Kathy Chouteau A collective of West Contra Costa County charter middle schools will partner to host “Black + Brilliant: Building Unity in Community,” an...