By Leonard E. Colvin

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On December 20, 1945, after months of talks with the city to construct it and collecting $1800 to buy the land it would sit on, Portsmouth’s Black community officially opened a library in their community.

Jim Crow segregation at the time denied Blacks access to the city’s ‘Whites Only” library just blocks away from the new “Colored Community Library” which sat on  South Street.

 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 13:56
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HAMPTON ROADS

Virginia Congressman Robert Scott (3rd Dist.) says that a week after he accompanied President and Mrs. Barack Obama, fellow lawmakers, U.S. State Department Personnel and various branches of the military to attend the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, he still has a touch of jet lag.

 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 12:51
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Chesapeake 

Sixteen former students who attended the Cornland School located on Benefit Road between 1902 and 1952 came together for the first time in November for the first Cornland School Reunion since the school closed in 1952. The Reunion was held at the New Foreman AME Zion Church, 2313 Benefit Road which is adjacent to the one-room Cornland School Building. In addition to the former students, more than 150 people attended the Reunion, including representatives from the Chesapeake NAACP, former students of Norfolk County High Schools, and members of the faith community.

 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 12:43
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NORFOLK

Old Dominion University’s Diversity Champion Award, given annually to members of the campus community who embody the school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, is being renamed in honor of ODU President John R. Broderick.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 12:37
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By Rosaland Tyler

Associate Editor

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You can learn more about the Affordable Health Care Act, sign up, or receive free health checks at Enrollfest which will be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Virginia Beach  on Dec. 14.

Several organizations will be on hand to supply answers at the event that will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove located at 2153 Kempsville Rd., Virginia Beach. Previous events have attracted up to 700 people.

 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 14:56
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