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By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide On December 1, World AIDS Day will be observed around the world, and Hampton Roads has a week of events and programming highlighting the continuing fight to rid the world of the disease,Read more
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By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Churches and citizens raised more than $14,000 at Second Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk on November 18 during a “Save NSU” rally called by the Norfolk Pastors’ Coalition, (NPC). The following day, organizers of the rally delivered the funds to the Norfolk State University Foundation Office to be used for scholarship aid to...Read more
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By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide RICHMOND Dust recently settled around the old Leigh Street Armory, the lights were turned on in a special ceremony on Nov. 20, and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is scheduled to open Jan. 15.Read more
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(Compiled from press and news reports) WASHINGTON, D.C. A recent sit-in at Georgetown University pressured university officials to rename two buildings named for slave owners; while a sit-in at Princeton aims to achieve a similar outcome.Read more
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NORFOLK/New Journal and Guide After years of exposing the injustice to the media, and spending over $100,000, the family of Jermaine Doss thought they had finally gotten a breakthrough in his case in 2006. Jermaine Doss was 25 years old in 1998 when he received a sentence of life plus 38 years in the murder for hire of Norfolk businessman James Webb....Read more
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By Amen Oyiboke Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Los Angeles Sentinel Actor and E! News host Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins said that he had a great experience at North Carolina A&T University, one of the nation’s best historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and that experience is one of the reasons why he was in Atlanta to support the Wells...Read more
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By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative. She was, quite understandably, deeply unsettled by the attack. She asked me why it was that the Muslim community was so silent about jihadist attacks.Read more
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By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist The build-up began right after Halloween, when the newspapers got thicker; the advertising inserts longer, and emails touting shopping bargains coming more frequently. Buy! Buy! Buy! The exhortations are almost hypnotic. Buy, buy more, and buy even more. Sellers have become far more aggressive in trying to separate consumers from their dollars because they depend on fourth...Read more
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By Shedrick Byrd Two weeks ago in the November 12-16 issue of the New Journal and Guide, I submitted an article entitled “Spiritual but not Religious.” The article generated some much needed discussions about church attendance. The vast interest prompted me to further reflect and share some of my encounters with a few people who engaged me after reading the article....Read more
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Publisher’s Note: William P. Andrews was one of the first nine Black students to graduate from George Wythe High School in Richmond, Va. in 1965. In this essay, he remembers that time in history and his visit to his 50th class reunion ***** By William P. Andrews It was a wet, rainy, windy evening. The threat of Hurricane Joaquim had passed. Our excitement...Read more
The year 2016 is quickly approaching and the theme for Black History Month has been revealed.
It will be, Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.
The history of African American unfolds across the canvass of America, beginning before the arrival of the Mayflower and continuing to the present. From port cities where Africans disembarked from slave ships to the battle fields where their descendants fought for freedom, from the colleges and universities where they have pursued education, to places where they created communities during centuries of migration, the imprint of Americans of African descent is deeply embedded in the narrative of the American past, and the sites prompt us to remember. Over time, many of these sites of African American memory became hallowed grounds.
One cannot tell the story of America without preserving and reflecting on the places where African Americans have made history. The Kingsley Plantation, DuSable’s home site, the numerous stops along the Underground Railroad, Seneca Village, Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church and Frederick Douglass’ home — to name just a few.
Rev. Geoffrey Guns
NORFOLK/New Journal and Guide
Churches and citizens raised more than $14,000 at Second Calvary Baptist Church on November 18 during a “Save NSU” rally called by the Norfolk Pastors’ Coalition, (NPC). The money is earmarked for the Norfolk State University Foundation for scholarship aid to NSU students.
By Randy Singleton
Community Affairs Correspondent
The Winston-Salem State Rams rallied from a 14-point deficit and got a 23-yard field goal from kicker Will Johnson as time expired to score a 17-14 victory over Bowie State and win the 2015 CIAA football championship. The WSSU Rams (6-5) won their 3rd CIAA title in the last 5 years and the first under head coach Kienus Boulwarçe.
Publisher’s Note: William P. Andrews was one of the first nine Black students to graduate from George Wythe High School in Richmond, Va. in 1965. In this essay, he remembers that time in history and his visit to his 50th class reunion
By William Pernell Andrews
1965 was the midpoint of a decade characterized by a social revolution, arguably, unlike any other period in the 20th century.
It was the year of antiwar sentiment, as the first combat troops were deployed to an escalating conflict in South Vietnam. It was the year that the British music invasion vied for the attention of the American public along with the Motown and Memphis sounds. Though the Oscar for Best Picture went to The Sound of Music on the big screen, Ben Cartwright, Lucy and Ricky, and Andy Griffith captured the spirit of comedy and drama on that growing phenomenon called television.
By Janelle Berry
Special to the NNPA News Wire from the HU News Service
The Central Intelligence Agency and a national organization that financially helps students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) announced during a press conference recently they are working on a plan to increase the number of African-American spies and analysts at the nation’s foremost spying agency.