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Oldest living African penguin celebrates 39th birthday in Richmond



The Richmond Metro Zoo celebrated ET's 39th birthday Wednesday, which they said it beyond the normal lifespan of an African penguin, even living …
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Black history Month calendar | Richmond Free Press


From films to speakers to talent shows and panel workshops, area organizations, churches, schools and museums are holding a plethora of events in February to celebrate Black History Month.

The following compilation includes information submitted to the Richmond Free Press:

Ongoing exhibit “I See Me! A Reflective Look at Black Dolls” showcasing 100 black dolls from the private collection of Richmond sisters Grace E. DeLoatch (deceased) and Dr. Vasti DeLoatch at the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh St. Information: blackhistorymuseum.org.

Ongoing exhibit “Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers” showcasing the oral histories and photo portraits of 30 Richmond residents whose lives were altered as youngsters during the Civil…

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New center dedicated | Richmond Free Press


Above, Yvette Glasgow Keesee of Greenwood Village, Colo., and the Rev. William E. Jackson Sr., pastor-elect of Fourth Baptist Church, cut the ribbon opening the church’s Mary and John T. Glasgow Youth and Christian Development Center in Church Hill. The ceremony, held on Dec. 23, dedicated the newly renovated, two-story building located at 2823 Q St., adjacent to the church. The church acquired the building in 1996, with the yearlong renovation undertaken in the fall of 2017 thanks to a generous donation from the estate of Annie Glasgow Johnson, a church member who died in November 1995 and had asked that a new center be named for her parents. The center will be used for programs and activities for youths and seniors. The donation also funded the…

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‘Pass your blessings forward’ | Richmond Free Press


While riding around the city, I noticed many people handing out meals to the homeless. Some were individuals and organizations committed to doing kind deeds during the holiday season.

Many people have empathy for individuals who have fallen on hard times. Many of us, whether we realize it or not, are just one or two paychecks away from joining them.

I was watching television and noticed a person stating that they were looking under bridges and in the parks to give meals to the homeless. This, my friend, is what you call dedication and going beyond the call of duty to fulfill a goal.

The world would be a greater place if everyone felt and displayed their generosity like this. We know this will never happen unless we live in a utopian society, which we don’t.

Many of the…

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Higher judgment | Richmond Free Press


Nearly every day I see or hear something about a person going into a school or club or restaurant killing people and then killing themselves. It’s young people mainly who are doing the killing.

I just wonder is anybody teaching young people about death. You don’t just die; you are going to have to meet the God that made you. There is an after-death accounting.

I have read and studied the Bible for more than 30 years. There is a judgment day coming when you will have to stand before Almighty God and give an account of your deeds on Earth.

People kill and then commit suicide because they think they are getting away from the law. But that’s a human judge.

There is a higher judge they will have to face.

The Bible needs to be put back in schools.

MARIE WOODFIN

Richmond…

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Our foremost wishes for 2019 | Richmond Free Press


With the start of 2019, the Richmond Free Press invited select state and city officials and leaders to share their foremost wishes for the new year. Here are their responses:

4th District Congressman A. Donald McEachin

My 2019 foremost wish is that Democrats are successful in achieving our goals to improve the lives of the American people.

We have a responsibility to ensure that Congress is a co-equal branch of government and we hold the president accountable for his actions. We have an obligation to introduce legislation that will improve the lives of Americans by ensuring every American has access to affordable, high-quality health care with coverage for pre-existing conditions; that a working wage is a living wage; that we have equal pay for…

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