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Black Children Rank Last on Report’s Index

National Headlines

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA)  Despite great progress that grew out of the Civil Rights Movement, “a web of stubborn obstacles remains” that prevents children...

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High utilities bills resurfaces as issue in Franklin council race

Local News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Last year  Franklin residents, especially those living in the mostly Black and working  class southside community,  were complaining...

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Town Hall addresses Medicaid plan

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Town Hall addresses Medicaid plan

By Randy Singleton Community Affairs Correspondent New Journal and Guide   CHESAPEAKE Delegate Lionel Spruill, Sr. hosted a town hall meeting on Gov. McAuliffe’s Medicaid Expansion Plan for Virginia at...

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Nursing program opens doors of possibilities for recent graduates

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Nursing program opens doors of possibilities for recent graduates

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   There are at least two reasons why 15 students exhaled after receiving their nursing certificates at the recent graduation...

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Women legislators speak on military regulations defaming Black hairstyles

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Women legislators speak on military regulations  defaming Black hairstyles

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from  The Washington Informer   The female members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote a strongly worded letter to Defense Secretary Chuck...

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Open mic poetry events give life to historic oral tradition

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Open mic poetry events give  life to historic oral tradition

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Each time Nathan Richardson steps onstage to read a few poems at an open mike event, a vanishing culture...

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Brooklyn man is exonerated after 24 years in prison

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Brooklyn man is exonerated after 24 years in prison

By Dana Gethers Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News   Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming, 51, has been exonerated after being falsely convicted of murder...

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Bush Calls Education Unifying Issue Between GOP, Democrats

National Headlines

Bush Calls Education Unifying  Issue Between GOP, Democrats

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) Former President George W. Bush said the education achievement gap – up to four years at some grade-levels –...

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The State of Black America

National Commentary

  By James Clingman NNPA Columnist   Chaka Khan sang, “Tell me somethin’ good.”  The 2014 National Urban League (NUL) report, State of Black America, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs...

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Women get unequal pay for equal work

National Commentary

Women get unequal pay for equal work

  By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   When John and Ann started working on January 1, 2013, John had an immediate advantage.  Because women earn 77 cents for every...

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High utilities bills resurfaces as issue in Franklin council race

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  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Last year  Franklin residents, especially those living in the mostly Black and working  class s...

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Town Hall addresses Medicaid plan

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Town Hall addresses Medicaid plan

By Randy Singleton Community Affairs Correspondent New Journal and Guide   CHESAPEAKE Delegate Lionel Spruill, Sr. hosted a town hall meeting on Gov. McAuliffe’s Medicaid E...

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Nursing program opens doors of possibilities for recent graduates

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Nursing program opens doors of possibilities for recent graduates

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   There are at least two reasons why 15 students exhaled after receiving their nursing certificates at the recent gradu...

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Open mic poetry events give life to historic oral tradition

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Open mic poetry events give  life to historic oral tradition

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Each time Nathan Richardson steps onstage to read a few poems at an open mike event, a vanishing culture fights to ma...

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Nine Years of Sobriety Lost in a Puff of Smoke

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Nine Years of Sobriety Lost in a Puff of Smoke

For nine years, nine months and 15 days, Wilford “Wink” Anderson said he was sober. He stopped drinking in 1975. But he spent countless hours and a fortune on legal and illegal “mood” or “mind”...

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Seatack Reading Program Gets City’s Support

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Seatack Reading Program Gets City’s Support

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide    For the next year, on the first Saturday of each month, starting May 3,  50 first to fourth graders ...

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NSU Student-Athlete Receives UCLA Summer Fellowship

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NSU Student-Athlete Receives UCLA Summer Fellowship

(NSU Newsroom) Tiara Davis, a team captain for the NSU Women’s Track Team, not only tries to pole vault as high as she can on the field, but she also does the same in the classroom. The 21-...

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24th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner Featuring Sheryl Lee Ralph

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24th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner Featuring Sheryl Lee Ralph

  The Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel, located at 235 E. Main Street in Norfolk, will be the venue for the 24th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner. Ms. Sheryl Lee Ralph, awarding ...

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Going2COLLEGEisEZ Hosts Bus Trip For Students To Black College Expo

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Going2COLLEGEisEZ Hosts Bus Trip For Students To Black College Expo

NORFOLK At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, a group of about 40 high school students boarded a bus at  Booker T. Washington High School bound for  Bowie, Md. They came from various sch...

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Norfolk Ward Candidates Tackle Issue of Violence

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Norfolk Ward Candidates  Tackle Issue of Violence

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Questions about how they will address economic development, the city’s  schools and investment in   strugg...

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Ches. Dems unveil strategy to ‘Paint City Blue’

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Ches. Dems unveil strategy to ‘Paint City Blue’

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   The Chesapeake Democratic Party, hoping to increase its presence on City Council and the school board,  has dev...

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NSU roundtable will discuss Black citizenship

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NSU roundtable will  discuss Black citizenship

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   In 1964 when the Civil Rights Act was approved  by the U.S. Congress, its passage culminated  245 years of...

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Former Tanzanian Prime Minister Visits Portsmouth

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Former Tanzanian Prime Minister Visits Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH The Singletary Gallery & African Art Museum owned by Dr. Richard Singletary was the site of a special visit March 27 by  His Excellency Frederick Sumaye, former Prime Minist...

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Norfolk principal to represent Virginia

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  NORFOLK Lauren Campsen, principal of Ocean View Elementary School, was announced Tuesday, April 8, 2014, as a National Distinguished Principal by the Virginia Association of Elementa...

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April 26: Chesapeake Men For Progress Foundation To Host Scholarship Breakfast

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  CHESAPEAKE The New Chesapeake Men for Progress Education Foundation will host its Annual Black Male Scholarship and Achievement Breakfast, Saturday, April 26, 2014  9 a.m. - 11 ...

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Councilwoman Dr. Ella Ward Is Women’s History Month Speaker for 2 NAVAL Bases

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  HAMPTON ROADS Chesapeake Councilwoman Dr. Ella Ward delivered keynote speeches for two area NAVAL  bases for Women’s History Month. Dr. Ward delivered the keynote address at the...

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Join The “Be The Match Marrow Registry Drive"

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Join The “Be The Match Marrow Registry Drive"

  Chi Alpha Sigma/ETA Chapter National Collegiate Athlete Honor Society at Norfolk State University and the Norfolk State Women’s Bowling Team will host the “Be The Match Marrow Registry D...

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Seatack Among 2014 Honorees at VBCCO Dinner

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Seatack Among 2014 Honorees  at VBCCO Dinner

VIRGINIA BEACH The Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organizations held its annual awards banquet on April 17 at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. This event recognizes the contributions of ...

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Speaker delivers challenge to downturn prison rates

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Speaker delivers challenge  to downturn prison rates

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   The African-American Church, family and public schools must create a supportive coalition to devise strategies to en...

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Giving hope to abused women

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Giving hope to abused women

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Nearly a half dozen years ago, Catherine Staton moved from being a domestic violence victim to launching an organizat...

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Do Incivility, Rudeness, Hostility describe your workplace environment?

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Do Incivility, Rudeness, Hostility describe your workplace environment?

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Dr. Marvin Thrash puts a face on a 2010 poll on workplace hostility, which found that 37 percent of all American work...

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THE NEW “SEVAA” “Women in the Arts” 2014

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THE NEW “SEVAA” “Women in the Arts” 2014

By Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly (aka) g paris      What a remarkable way to celebrate the closing of 2014 “National Women’s Month than to recognize the talent of the Gre...

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April 19: Civic Group Sponsoring Run/Walk and Health Fair In Berkley

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  By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   NORFOLK You can help 50 young people visit Richmond and Washington, D.C., if you sign up for the 5K Ru...

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33rd Annual Unsung Heroes Banquet

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33rd Annual Unsung Heroes Banquet

PORTSMOUTH The South Hampton Roads Pan-Hellenic Council (SHARPC) recognized the performance of members and community leaders at a banquet held on March 29 at the Edmonds Center in Portsmouth. O...

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The Golden Heirs Present Inspirational Speaker Tracey Moore

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The Golden Heirs Present Inspirational Speaker Tracey Moore

  On March 11, 2014, the Golden Heirs of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church presented inspirational speaker Tracey Moore as their guest speaker at their mid-day service.  Minister Ga...

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Norfolk Downtown plan remains on hold; Lack of funding

Local News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   For the past two years, periodically,  Renee has called this reporter to ask, “Have you heard anythi...

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Documentary Pays Tribute To Black Women During WWII

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Documentary Pays Tribute To  Black Women During WWII

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   During the height of World War II, Marian T. Reid recalls that her brothers were among the men summoned to fight.&nb...

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Head over Heels for Family, Careers and Education At HU Conference

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Head over Heels for Family, Careers  and Education At HU Conference

HAMPTON Higher education, high heels and historic family ties took center stage on March 21st at the closing luncheon of Hampton University’s 36th annual Conference on the Black Family.  T...

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Hampton City Offering Free Monthly Small Business Workshops

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  HAMPTON The City of Hampton Economic Development Minority Business is sponsoring a series of Small Business Workshops  to assist any small, minority or woman-owned business. The...

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NSU Alumni Listed Among Peace Corps Volunteers

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  WASHINGTON Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va., was recognized recently by the Peace Corps as third in its top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HB...

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Hampton Delta Foundation, Inc Will Host its 10th Anniversary Debutante Cotillion

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Hampton Delta Foundation, Inc Will Host its  10th Anniversary Debutante Cotillion

  Anita Blanton, WAVY-TV 10 Anchor, is scheduled to be the guest Mistress of Ceremony for the 10th Anniversary Red and White Cotillion hosted by Hampton Delta Foundation, Inc.  This w...

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Alpha Phi Alpha Holds Youth Breakfast

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Alpha Phi Alpha Holds Youth Breakfast

NORFOLK Over bacon and eggs, two dozen young men chatted about the road to success with Alpha Phi Alpha members at the fraternity’s annual Youth Inspirational Breakfast.

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SEVAA’s ‘Women In The Arts’ Debuts This Weekend

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  HAMPTON ROADS Plans have been finalized for the first “Women in The Arts” recognition and service program presented by the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association, Inc. (SEVAA) this S...

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Franklin Residents Express Concern Over Plan To Upgrade Neighborhood

Local News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   For the past year, a committee of Franklin City officials and  residents of the predominantly  ...

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‘Lil’ Red Rooster’ returns as a diner

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‘Lil’ Red Rooster’ returns as a diner

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   PORTSMOUTH Don’t be surprised if your taste buds dance, sing and shout for joy after you order a specialty item a...

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2 Political Forums In Norfolk To Present Candidates

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  NORFOLK The Norfolk Branch NAACP, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, and the League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads are joining forces to sponsor two political forums in N...

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SEVAA to Present ‘Women in the Arts’ 2014, March 29

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  Hampton Roads On Saturday, March 29, 2014, the Southeastern Virginia Arts Association, Inc. (SEVAA) will be hosting “The Women in the Arts” recognition and service program.  The...

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8th Annual PHAT Conference and Step Show Competition

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8th Annual PHAT Conference and Step Show Competition

  The PHAT (Promoting Healthy Active Teens) Conference takes place annually during March – National Nutrition Month.  The conference which was created by teens, in March 2007, is to e...

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Local Women To be Honored During HU Conference

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  HAMPTON Five women will be honored during the “Head over Heels” luncheon taking place during Hampton University’s 36th Annual Conference on the Black Family. The luncheon is Friday, ...

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UNCF Seeks To Regain Presence In Hampton Roads

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UNCF Seeks To Regain Presence In Hampton Roads

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   On March 18, a fundraising benefit for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will be introduced in Hampton Roads at t...

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National Headlines

Black Children Rank Last on Report’s Index

National Headlines

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA)  Despite great progress that grew out of the Civil Rights Movement, “a web of stubborn obstac...

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Women legislators speak on military regulations defaming Bl…

National Headlines

Women legislators speak on military regulations  defaming Black hairstyles

By James Wright Special to the NNPA from  The Washington Informer   The female members of the Congressional Black Caucus wrote a strongly worded letter to Defense Secretar...

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Brooklyn man is exonerated after 24 years in prison

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Brooklyn man is exonerated after 24 years in prison

By Dana Gethers Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News   Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming, 51, has been exonerated after being falsely convicted of murder in August 1...

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Bush Calls Education Unifying Issue Between GOP, Democrats

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Bush Calls Education Unifying  Issue Between GOP, Democrats

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) Former President George W. Bush said the education achievement gap – up to four years at some grade-levels – is a...

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National Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Reaffirms Anti-Hazi…

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National Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Reaffirms Anti-Hazing Commitment

WASHINGTON/PRNewswire   Several months after issuing a stern warning to its members regarding the negative impact of hazing on the organization, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is reaf...

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Update on St. Paul’s: Bidding process opens to auction build…

Statewide News

Update on St. Paul’s: Bidding process opens to auction buildings, land

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   When the buildings and land of the school are auctioned  off  in the  coming months,  the Board ...

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Black America: Growing Income Inequality

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Black America: Growing Income Inequality

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) The wealth gap between African Americans and Whites has expanded in recent years and is not likely to narrow without significan...

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Can We Make It To The ‘Promised Land?’

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Can We Make It To The ‘Promised Land?’

By Ron Daniels NNPA Columnist   Friday, April 4, marks the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s’ assassination on a balcony in Memphis. Black America and people of goodw...

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CDC Locks Out Black AIDS Providers In Grants Awards

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CDC Locks Out Black AIDS  Providers In Grants Awards

By Phil Wilson NNPA Columnist   On March 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations to provide technical assi...

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States Shift Higher Education Costs To Families

National News

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   As the nation’s trillion-dollar student debt continues to rise, a new analysis of public higher education’s funding finds dwindling state suppo...

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Black History Tourist Sites Underway In Richmond

Statewide News

  RICHMOND A statue to honor Maggie L. Walker will likely be constructed near the new expanded Black History Museum in the state capital. Both major projects are now under development....

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Black female soldiers say new Army rules are racially biased

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Black female soldiers say new Army rules are racially biased

The Army's new regulations on grooming were released on Monday and they're causing a firestorm among African-American women who say the rules are racially biased. 

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Charlotte Mayor resigns amid bribery controversy

National News

Charlotte, N.C. - Charlotte will be looking for a new mayor now after their current leader stepped down on Wednesday amid a bribery accusation. According to the Charlotte Observer, Patrick Can...

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SBA Loans To Blacks Declined During Obama Administration

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SBA Loans To Blacks Declined  During Obama Administration

  By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   When I interviewed Marie Johns, then the outgoing deputy secretary of the Small Business Administration, a year ago, she said the SBA...

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Blacks: Bullied and Bullies

National Headlines

  By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA)  Blacks, who are already more likely than other racial groups to be involved in situations that inv...

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Fla. Pastor Forms Nat’l Task Force; To Run For Nat’l Baptist…

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  WASHINGTON Dr. R.B. Holmes, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida, announced at a press conference the formation of a 40-member National Pastors’ Tas...

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‘The Lessons of Hayti’ Wins Third Major Film Festival Award

National News

  NEW YORK The Lessons of Hayti, winner of Best Documentary at the 2013 Harlem International Film Festival and Best Historical Documentary at the 2013 AFI World Peace Initiative in Eas...

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Judge Joe Brown Gets Locked Up

National News

Judge Joe Brown Gets Locked Up

Say it ain't so, Joe!    Famed TV Judge Joe Brown had a few words to say to a real judge in Memphis and his temper earned him a few days in the slammer. Brown was supposed to be r...

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St. Paul’s College Faces Final Demise At Auction

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St. Paul’s College Faces Final Demise At Auction

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   The Board of Directors of the St. Paul’s College, which closed its doors last year, has approved a plan to auction o...

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State NAACP Ousts Its Director

Statewide News

State NAACP Ousts Its Director

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   A shroud of mystery surrounds the termination of  King Salim Khalfani from the job as executive director of the...

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Richmond Mayor chosen as state’s Dem Chair over stated oppos…

Statewide News

Richmond Mayor chosen as state’s Dem Chair over stated opposition

By New Journal and Guide Staff   RICHMOND Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones was elected the new chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia despite opposition  to his nomin...

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Kemba Smith-Pradia testifies at U.N. Drug sentencing laws ch…

National News

Kemba Smith-Pradia testifies at U.N. Drug sentencing laws challenged

Compiled from press and news reports   Geneva In the ongoing effort to reduce drug-conviction sentences, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is endorsing a United States Sente...

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More than 100,000 Black parents are homeschooling their chi…

National Headlines

More than 100,000 Black parents  are homeschooling their children

By Jawanza Kunjufu To NNPA from New American Media   We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have not heard that African-American children ...

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Pastors Unite In Florida Against Stand Your Ground

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Pastors Unite In Florida Against Stand Your Ground

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. Pastors from around the state of Florida gathered on Monday March 10 in Tallahassee for a “Stand Your Ground” Prayer and Justice March.  Rev. R.B. Holmes, who is taking a...

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Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell: Fashion, Model, Black Newspap…

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Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell:  Fashion, Model,  Black Newspaper Publisher

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News   NEW YORK Dr. Ophelia DeVore Mitchell died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 28, at age 92. Known for her pioneering efforts in t...

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Va. loses longtime Statesman Dr. Lambert Age 77, Richmond

Statewide News

Va. loses longtime Statesman Dr. Lambert Age 77, Richmond

RICHMOND Dr. Benjamin J. Lambert III, 77, who served three decades in the Virginia General Assembly, from 1977 to 2007, died Sunday. For most of his career,  he represented the 9th Senator...

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Poll Tax Had Long History

National Headlines

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   The poll tax was a levy imposed on citizens as a requirement to vote which lasted almost three and a half centuries ...

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Former West Virginia State President Hazo Carter Dies; Began…

Statewide News

Former West Virginia State President Hazo Carter Dies; Began Career at NSU

Charleston, WV Hazo Carter, President Emeritus of West Virginia State University, died Feb. 18  at the age of 67. His passing comes exactly one month after the death of his wife, Judge Phy...

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Angelou’s tribute to Mandela to be soon published as book

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Angelou’s tribute to Mandela  to be soon published as book

By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper   Maya Angelou’s moving tribute to fallen South African leader Nelson Mandela, called “His Day Is Done,” will...

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MHN Breaks the Silence on Men and Boys’ Eating Disorders

National News

WASHINGTON When you think of eating disorders, men are probably not the first thing coming to your mind. However, during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (http://nedawareness.org/faq), ...

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Virginia School Case Among Landmark Desegregation Victory

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Virginia School Case Among Landmark Desegregation Victory

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   This May 17, the nation will observe the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision declaring r...

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Head of State Black Caucus Sees Ultrasound Ban Repeal Stopp…

Statewide News

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   A Senate bill repealing a 2012 law requiring women seeking an abortion to submit to an ultrasound, was killed by a G...

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President’s HBCU Initiative Includes 6 Area Students Atten…

Statewide News

Washington The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) recently announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate and ...

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Blacks in Florida still Victimized by ‘Stand Your Ground

National News

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Two years ago, 14-year-old Trayvon Martin was returning from a trip from a nearby 7-Eleven store in Sanford, Fla. to purchase a bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona tea when he ...

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Newseum exhibit explores how ethnic media shaped America

National News

  WASHINGTON  (PRNewswire-USNewswire) On May 16, 2014, the Newseum, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, will open “One Nation With News for All,” a new exhibit th...

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School Faces Backlash Over Black History Month Lunch Menu th…

National News

East Bay School faced backlash over a black history month menu that many are calling offensive. Fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread were part of this menu, but some say this is backlash over no...

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14th Amendment faced legal battles, hurdles and obstacles

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14th Amendment faced legal battles, hurdles and obstacles

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   On June 7, 1892,  Homer A. Plessy, who was a light-skinned Black man, bought a first class train tic...

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Judge To Consider Order On Tobacco Ad Placements

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Judge To Consider Order On Tobacco Ad Placements

  By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON (NNPA) A “concerned” U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler is expected to rule next week on whether advertising she...

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Seattle ‘misfits’ fit enough to win the Super Bowl

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Seattle ‘misfits’ fit enough to win the Super Bowl

  By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   Prior to Sunday’s Super Bowl, I told anyone who would listen that I like both the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks, so I...

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For $3, She Purchases MLK Tape At Goodwill

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  PHOENIX, Ariz. Mary Scanlon had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill store in Phoenix would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement’s most revered leader. Last A...

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The Pastor's Corner: The “Seemeth Right” Way

Pastor's Corner

The Pastor's Corner: The “Seemeth Right” Way

  By Elder Gerald DeForest Tyler   Let me ask you this all-important question, which gate have you chosen and which way are you traveling? There’s a wrong gate and a righ...

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The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword: Society’s Hypocrisy, De…

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  By Imam Vernon M. Fareed   We are hearing use of the term “epidemic” with much greater frequency today than we have in recent years. This term is being used in associat...

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Seeds of Hope: He Has Risen

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Seeds of Hope: He Has Risen

  Lo, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it; his appearance was as lightening and his clothes we...

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Inspirational Message: Jesus Spoke About His Suffering, Deat…

Inspirational Message

Inspirational Message: Jesus Spoke About His Suffering, Death and Resurrection

  We can feel confident concerning Christ’s commitment to us as revealed in the Scriptures. Isaiah 53 foretold the account of Christ as the Suffering Servant and Matthew, Mark, Luke and Jo...

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Virginia Chorale Adds Numerous Works To Their Repertoire Wit…

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  Norfolk, VA Following their much-lauded performance of Talbot’s Path of Miracles, the Virginia Chorale returns with the fourth concert program of their celebrated 30th season, Fascin...

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Our Perception of Work A…

Church News

  By Imam Vernon M. Fareed   The past history of African Americans is one that says generally we never benefitted from the fruits of our own labor. Others were benefittin...

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Pastor's Corner: Real Men Love Jesus

Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner: Real Men Love Jesus

  By Elder Gerald DeForest Tyler   “Real Men Love Jesus!” were you aware of that truism? Did you already know that real men love Jesus? I’m not attempting to set you up n...

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Seeds of Hope: No prayer is too hard for Him

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Seeds of Hope: No prayer is too hard for Him

  Everyone seems to have a need to be safe and secure. We see warnings everywhere we look and watch for them everywhere we go. They alert us to potential dangers and advise of impending pr...

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