NEW JOURNAL AND GUIDE
The most discussed story among African Americans in Hampton Roads continues to be the sudden and unexpected ousting of Dr. Tony Atwater from his position as president of Norfolk State University (NSU).
By Leonard E. Colvin
New Journal and Guide
The Norfolk State Board of Visitors (BOV)named an interim president to lead the school by the end, three weeks after firing Dr. Tony Atwater without cause.
Moore, in the spring of 2010, retired after 17 years as president of Virginia State University, where he was applauded for helping to reverse the financial and enrollment problems facing that historically Black university located in Petersburg, Va. He led a valiant effort to raise funds to save the financially-strapped Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Va., which was shut down this spring.
The NSU Board of Visitors has been mum about its reasons for removing Dr. Atwater. However, the Board has indicated it wants his replacement to be financially astute in order to guide the university in fulfilling its current delinquent audits from 2011 forward.
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VA
The Moton Museum in Prince Edward County will host its 3rd Annual Moton Community Banquet, October 17.
The keynote speaker is Elaine Jones, a former President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF), and the first woman to hold that title. Jones is a native of Norfolk, Va.
By Rosaland Tyler
New Journal and Guide
Positive Impact Outreach Inc. will host a breast cancer awareness program on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 5655 Greenwich Rd.
The Rev. Dr. Dorinda Clark Cole, a Detroit evangelist and singer, will deliver the keynote address at the theatre style event. Gospel violinist Eric Taylor will perform. The event will also feature tributes to breast cancer survivors, prevention information, and praise and worship. Vendors will participate. You can attend by making a $25 donation. Please phone 289-5284.
Jazz and Gospel music will be the talk of the town during the weekend of October 4-6 with nightly performances each at a different city venue. The centerpiece of the weekend happens Saturday night as Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and the world-renowned Jazz and Lincoln Center Orchestra and the 70-voice gospel choir Chorale Le Chateau come together at Chrysler Hall at 8 p.m. The evening titled “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration” will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the legendary New York Abyssinian Baptist Church.