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News broadcaster Walter Cronkite was almost done with his shift when he received word that Dr. King was assassinated. Watch the first announcement of Dr. King’s death here….   Civil Rights Leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated on April 4, 1968 as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine […]

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born on August 25, 1917 in Newport News, Virginia. She was an American vocalist and was known as “First Lady of Song”, “Queen of Jazz”, and “Lady Ella”. During Fitzgerald’s 59-year career span, she won 13 Grammy Awards, awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Ronald Reagan and she won […]

Barbara Johns, a sixteen year old student, staged a strike at Robert Russa Moton High School because of its deplorable conditions. One student John Stokes assisted Johns in the effort in 1951. He shares his story with me. John Stokes grew up in the Jim Crow South.  He attended Robert Russa Moton High School in […]

Wendell Scott was born on August 29, 1921 in Danville, Virginia. He was the only black driver to win a top NASCAR series known today as the Sprint Cup series. He won the race at the Jacksonville, Florida Speedway Park in December 1, 1963. Scott died on December 23, 1990. Scott earned four top-ten finishes in […]

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour as daylight savings time officially ends and standard time kicks in at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Here is a suggestion turn your clocks back one hour before bed. Some doctors have said the transition is much easier on your system during the fall and that extra […]

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6 2012 and Virginia is declared a battleground state. If a candidate wins Virginia they are likely to win an election. First Lady Michelle Obama is on the campaign stomp for the re-election of Barack Obama as president. She believes that he deserves a second-term to finish what he started […]

Radio One Richmond and Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence believe that all children on Christmas day should wake up with gifts under the tree. We understand that families who work hard every day can’t simply afford gifts this year. We also understand that those working families don’t qualify for social services. These are families who have fallen […]

The vote is your fundamental right in America. Black people were battered, bruised and killed for the “vote.” Blacks were  required to take literacy tests and pay a “poll tax” in order to vote. Black people were prevented to vote through various means in Southern states including Virginia. The vote is important because it affects every aspect of […]

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) announced months ago that he will run for President of the United States of America. Senator Paul embarked on a Criminal Justice Reform Tour two years ago making stops at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).   Will the nation ‘Stand With Rand’ on criminal justice reform? Will the nation except a republican […]

Malcolm Little was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, the fourth of eight children born to Louise and Earl Little.  Malcolm is known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz which is Arabic.  Malcolm’s father was killed by white supremists. When he was 13, his mother was placed in a mental institution while he was placed […]

I love you is soooo powerful and can change lives for the better.  I love you means patience, kindness and not boasting of others faults. It’s definitely not conditional ….never ever.  Are you thankful to have love or give love? Are thankful for your shelter? Are you thankful to have running fresh water in your […]

Radio One Richmond believes that all children on Christmas day should wake up with gifts under the tree. We understand that families who work hard every day can’t simply afford gifts this year. We also understand that those working families don’t qualify for social services. These are families who have fallen through the cracks and […]