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Byron Hunter, an award-winning producer who has produced nearly 100 hours of network television, brought his documentary “The Lessons From Hayti” to Norfolk State University February 26 for Black History Month. Hunter spoke at the Student Center about the rapid rise of formerly enslaved Blacks immediately after emancipation and the backlash of  racist laws and racial violence intentionally designed to halt Black progress.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 13:38
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Are you ready to hear global icon Bishop Vashti McKenzie?  
 
Vashti McKenzie’s topic will be “I am Every Woman."
 
There will be a male panel discussion with host from The Pastor’s Study (Pastors Kevin Swan, Ray Johnson, John Young) and Psychologist Dr. Ray Tamedy sharing their views on relationships.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 10:50
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 By Leonard E. Colvin
Chief Reporter
New Journal and Guide
 
Barriers to voting were supposedly abolished in 1965 when the Voting Rights Act  (VRA) was passed by the U.S. Congress.
But until a landmark ruling in 1966 by the U.S. Supreme Court declaring the poll tax illegal, the VRA was useless to Blacks in the South who could not afford the  yearly $1.50 poll tax imposed by states like Virginia as a requirement to vote.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:09
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By Rosaland Tyler
Associate Editor
New Journal and Guide
 
During the civil rights era, many African-Americans migrated from Jim Crow neighborhoods to unfamiliar offices, schools, and neighborhoods.
It was not like the Great Migration. About six million African-Americans loaded up their possessions from 1915 to 1970 and traveled from the South to the North, Midwest and West. The problem is the trail grows cold. History falls silent after the Civil Rights movement shifted gears and African-Americans began to earn higher wages from 1960 to 1970.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 12:58
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By Rosaland Tyler
Associate Editor
New Journal and Guide
 
Several folks can tell you why you should attend the MEAC Tournament that will be held March 10-15 at the Norfolk Scope.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference not only added a $3.1 million boost to Winston Salem’s economy in 2012, records show, but old classmates and friends had a chance to catch up, too.  As a result, hotel lodging provided nearly half of the 2012 MEAC revenue stream, while 18 percent came from food and beverage sales at restaurants.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 12:50
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