By Rosaland Tyler

Associate Editor

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James Avery, who recently passed away at age 68, was born in Suffolk and starred in a popular TV sitcom that chipped at the inequality gap.

Avery, a star of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, did not chip away at the inequality gap by using words like jive turkey or sucker from 1990-1996. (TV writers use the words more, as well as other cultural artifacts including the high five where palms or fists are pounded ad nauseam, which is a Latin term for something unpleasurable that has continued "to [the point of] nausea)." According to the American Heritage Dictionary, ad nauseam is an argument made repeatedly (possibly by different people) until nobody cares to discuss it any more.

 

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 14:19
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By Terrance Afer-Anderson

Arts & Culture Columnist

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Eleven years ago, local actor Malique Hawkins was born 2 months premature, weighing in at 4 pounds, 5 ounces.  He apparently realized, at 32 weeks of his mother's pregnancy, it was time for his debut.  His mother Keisha Hawkins, a Masters in Public Administration candidate at the time, shared, "I say he was nosey and ready to see what the world had to offer."

That he did.  Only 18 months after his birth, he landed his first acting gig and set a precedence for stellar achievement that he has fastly adhered to ever since.  

 

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 14:02
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By Leonard E. Colvin

Chief Reporter

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The Special Election to determine who will serve out the remainder of Lt. Gov. Elect Ralph Northam’s  6th District Senate seat will be January 7.

Democratic State Delegate Linwood Lewis will face Republican nominee Wayne Coleman, who is 64 and has never held elected office.

 

Thursday, 02 January 2014 13:18
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A husband and wife, Joseph and Vanessa Hodges, both received degrees during the 119th commencement at Old Dominion University on Dec. 14.

Thursday, 02 January 2014 12:01
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By Rosaland Tyler

Associate Editor

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Two Hampton Roads neighborhoods will benefit from a $200,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently awarded to the  Elizabeth River Project, a grassroots organization. 

According to Elizabeth River Project Executive Director Marjorie Mayfield Jackson, the grant will provide funds for two pilot projects: one, in Chesterfield Heights in Norfolk to work with homes on lawn makeovers; and in Cradock in Portsmouth to recruit volunteers for a nature park there.

 

Thursday, 02 January 2014 11:55
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