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Viewpoint: Adventures On West Washington Street

Commentary

  By Dennis Edwards Editorial Columnist New Journal and Guide   If “variety is the spice of life,” then adventure has to be its main course. The kind of exciting...

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PHOTOS: Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

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PHOTOS: Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

The New Journal and Guide was a proud sponsor of the Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival this weekend. Over 60 of our lucky readers had the...

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Portsmouth historic library to receive support under city’s funding

Local News

Portsmouth historic library to receive support under city’s funding

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Fifty-two years after it was closed, after Blacks fought and won the right to use the city’s public...

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Petitions Submitted For Elected School Board

Local News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   By the end of this week, the group supporting the issue will know if they  have secured enough...

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New Kroc Center welcomed as Hampton Roads’ community center

Local News

New Kroc Center welcomed as Hampton Roads’ community center

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Walk up the new sidewalk that leads to The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center, open the polished...

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Sigmas: 1st Black Fraternity to Open its Own Museum

National Headlines

Sigmas: 1st Black  Fraternity to Open  its Own Museum

By Courtney Jacobs Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper   The ribbon-cutting ceremony of Phi Beta Sigma’s new museum  was one of several events planned for...

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African-American Beaches

Arts and Culture

African-American Beaches

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   If you helped push the tab for African-American travel up to $48 billion in the past four years, what...

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Part Four: HBCUs and Business Incubators

Black College Beat

Part Four: HBCUs and Business Incubators

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Recently, the New Journal and Guide has examined several success stories that are arising from business incubation centers located...

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US foreign policy led to border crisis

National Commentary

US foreign policy led to border crisis

  By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   I have been increasingly concerned by the near hysteria in connection with the Central American immigrant children who have attempted to...

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A Victory for Affirmative Action

National Commentary

A Victory for Affirmative Action

  By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Almost lost among the news last week about the war in the Middle East and a war of another kind in...

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Portsmouth historic library to receive support under city’s funding

Local News

Portsmouth historic library to receive support under city’s funding

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Fifty-two years after it was closed, after Blacks fought and won the right to use the city’s public library, the bui...

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Petitions Submitted For Elected School Board

Local News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   By the end of this week, the group supporting the issue will know if they  have secured enough signa...

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New Kroc Center welcomed as Hampton Roads’ community center

Local News

New Kroc Center welcomed as Hampton Roads’ community center

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Walk up the new sidewalk that leads to The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center, open the polished glass doors, an...

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African-American Beaches

Arts and Culture

African-American Beaches

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   If you helped push the tab for African-American travel up to $48 billion in the past four years, what are your vacati...

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32nd Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

Arts and Culture

32nd Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival

NORFOLK   The sounds of smooth jazz filled the air in downtown Norfolk Friday, July 18 - Sunday, July 20, 2014. To the delight of attendees, the abundance of  music, food and fell...

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East Suffolk High Alumni Plan Fundraising Reunion

Local News

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   SUFFOLK, Va. Between 100 and 150 former classmates who attended East Suffolk High School from 1939-1965 will meet...

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Norfolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrating 85 Years

Social and Civic Whirl

Norfolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrating 85 Years

  On September 20, 2014 at the Marriott Waterside Hotel, Norfolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will celebrate its 85th anniversary.  The theme for this illustrio...

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Hampton Roads 7 Cities Pro-Am Inc. Observes 10 Years

Your Community

  HAMPTON ROADS Join State & Local Leaders for the HR 7 Cities Pro-Am Basketball League 10th Anniversary Walk-a-Thon Event Hosted by the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center,...

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Introducing: The Shadow Epicurean

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Introducing: The Shadow Epicurean

 By Glen Mason New Journal and Guide Columnist   The last time the Journal and Guide had a food and cooking column it led to the cookbook “In The Kitchen with Tidewater’s Own....

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Charlotte: Afro-American Cultural and Service Center

Arts and Culture

  CHARLOTTE The Harvey B. Gantt Center recently kicked off a yearlong celebration at the Afro-American Cultural and Service Center. The center opened in 1974. It will host three ne...

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The Bridge Corner: A Conversation with New Bridge Players

Arts and Culture

The Bridge Corner: A Conversation with New Bridge Players

We hope you have had the opportunity to read and use the six beginning bridge lessons offered here in the New Journal & Guide over the past six weeks. As a follow-up to the bridge lessons, the ...

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HU president receives 100 Black Men of America Chairman’s Award

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HAMPTON Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey recently received the 2014 Chairman’s Award in Mentoring from the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. during the group’s 28th Annual Confer...

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Two Appointed By Governor To Panel

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Two Appointed By Governor To Panel

NORFOLK Vice Mayor Angelia Williams and Jim Redick, Director of Emergency Operations and Preparedness have been appointed to the Secure Commonwealth Panel by  Governor Terry McAuliffe.&nbs...

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NSU is Tom Joyner Foundation’s Selection For September

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NSU is Tom Joyner Foundation’s Selection For September

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   The Tom Joyner Foundation has selected Norfolk State University as its school of the month in September. The foun...

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NSU Office of Admissions Invites High School Grads. and Parents to Round-Up

Social and Civic Whirl

NSU Office of Admissions Invites  High School Grads. and Parents to Round-Up

  The Norfolk State University Office of Admissions, which is located on the second floor of the Student Services Building, is hosting a meeting, on July 24, 2014 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.,...

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Effie Ashe: 1931-2014

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Effie Ashe: 1931-2014

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Funeral services for former Newport News School Board Chairwoman Effie Ashe will be held July 19 at 11 a.m. at Sixth ...

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Democratic caucus selects Lindsey to run for 90th in August

Local News

Democratic caucus selects Lindsey to run for 90th in August

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Norfolk attorney and substitute judge Joseph Lindsey won the Democratic Party’s Caucus on July 5 to become the nomin...

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NSU administrator says university on track with completing audits

Local News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   An official at Norfolk State University (NSU)  said the school is in the final stages of completing ...

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Atlanta: New Center for Civil and Human Rights

Arts and Culture

Atlanta: New Center for Civil and Human Rights

By Stan Washington Special to the NNPA from The Atlanta Voice   The newly opened Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is far more than a place to commemorate or to lea...

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Bridge Lessons Presented By The Tidewater Bridge Unit: Lesson 6 of 6

Arts and Culture

Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit’s series of duplicate bridge lessons. Although this is the last lesson in this series, the bridge column will continue in the New Journal & Guide ...

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Broadcasters Bestow Honors During Convention

Local News

Broadcasters Bestow Honors During Convention

VIRGINIA BEACH The Virginia Association of Broadcasters held its 77th Annual Summer Convention at the Virginia Beach Hilton June 19-21.  The Association presented its 2014 Distinguishe...

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32nd Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Fest Returns

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32nd Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Fest Returns

NORFOLK Jazz lovers and enthusiasts will chill to the sounds of smooth jazz in the serene setting of the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront starting Friday, July 18 - Sunday, July 20, 2014, Tickets ar...

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Bring Back Our Girls Community Rally and Prayer Vigil

Social and Civic Whirl

Bring Back Our Girls Community Rally and Prayer Vigil

  Dr. Charles Hart, pastor of and the congregation of Mount Zion Baptist Church located on Middlesex Street in Norfolk opened their doors for a “Bring Back Our Girls Rally.”  This suc...

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Norfolk Links Hold Annual Scholars’ Program

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Norfolk Links Hold Annual Scholars’ Program

NORFOLK The Norfolk Chapter of the Links, Inc. sponsored its 28th Annual Salute to Scholastic Stars, June 1, 2014, at The Murray Center from 3 - 5  p.m.  This special event is designe...

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Howell’s resignation opens special election in August

Local News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Virginia State Delegate Algie G. Howell resigned  from his 90th House District seat effective  ...

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Grassroots drive for elected school boards in Norfolk enters final days of push

Local News

Grassroots drive for elected school boards in Norfolk enters  final days of push

By Monique Brown Special to the  New Journal and Guide   A petition drive to get a referendum on the November ballot to challenge Norfolk’s system of appointing the school...

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Black candidates won more races than lost around nation

Local News

Black candidates won more races than lost around nation

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   African-Americans who are competing for top political posts have won more races than they’ve lost this year. One ...

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Ward 3 Councilwoman Enters Ready To Serve

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Ward 3 Councilwoman Enters Ready To Serve

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Norfolk’s newest member of city council has belonged to the civic league in the Broad Creek area for over 20 years. ...

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Bridge Lessons Presented By The Tidewater Bridge Unit: Lesson 5

Arts and Culture

  Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit’s series of duplicate bridge lessons. At the end of lesson #4, the homework assignment covered counting points, opening bids, responding to...

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The Braxton family at Hampton Jazz Festival

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The Braxton family at Hampton Jazz Festival

By Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly(aka) g paris Special To The New Journal and Guide   One would think that all a journalist does it go out looking or chasing after a story line. ...

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Hindu prayer opens Virginia’s Portsmouth City Council 1st time in 262 years

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Hindu prayer opens Virginia’s Portsmouth  City Council 1st time in 262 years

PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth City Council in Virginia (USA), established in 1752, had its first historic Hindu invocation on June 24 evening, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. ...

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July 19: Chesapeake grad publishes book, plans book signing

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July 19: Chesapeake grad publishes  book, plans book signing

Special to the New Journal and Guide   CHESAPEAKE Olivia Williams, a 2012 Deep Creek High School Honor Grad, will host a book signing for her first novel All Over Again ... Fo...

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50th anniversary for NSU Class of 1964

Local News

50th anniversary for NSU Class of 1964

NORFOLK The 1964 Class of Norfolk State University (formerly Norfolk Division of Virginia State University) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Class members were invited...

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SEVAA 2014 “Children in the Arts”

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SEVAA 2014 “Children in the Arts”

By Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly (aka) g paris Special to the New Journal and Guide   CHESAPEAKE On Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Chesapeake Central Library, the Southeast...

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Democratic Caucus Planned For Sat. July 5th For Vacated 90th District Seat

Local News

  NORFOLK - The Norfolk Democratic Party has planned a Call to Caucus to determine the party’s nominee to run for the 90th District House Seat recently vacated by former Delegate Algi...

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Bridge Lessons Presented By The Tidewater Bridge Unit: Lesson 4

Arts and Culture

  Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit’s series of duplicate bridge lessons. At the end of lesson #3, you were given a homework asignment. How well did you do? Are you comfor...

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ACT-SO NAACP Area II: Celebrating Youth Excellence; Honoring Adult Leadership

Your Community

  By Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly Special to the New Journal and Guide   The cover of the NAACP Area II Act-So Coalition’s program read “Tribute to Excellence Program:...

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Africana Virginia Beach 2014 Featuring Funk Fest Returns

Your Community

  VIRGINIA BEACH Africana (ã-fr-ï-kä’na) a three-day festival celebrating family, culture, and entertainment of the African Diaspora returns Friday August 22 through Sunday August...

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Project Gear Up! Program At I. C. Norcom High School

Social and Civic Whirl

  Project Gear Up! is an afterschool program sponsored by the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. (ULHR), for high school students, held at I. C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth. ...

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Councilwoman Ella Ward to Juggle Three Positions Beginning July 1

Your Community

  Special To The New Journal and Guide    CHESAPEAKE Chesapeake Councilwoman Ella Ward won her re-election to City Council, was named President of the WDHRC...

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National Headlines

Sigmas: 1st Black Fraternity to Open its Own Museum

National Headlines

Sigmas: 1st Black  Fraternity to Open  its Own Museum

By Courtney Jacobs Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper   The ribbon-cutting ceremony of Phi Beta Sigma’s new museum  was one of several events planned for mem...

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Cooling Assistance Applications Now Being Accepted

Statewide News

  RICHMOND, Va.  With Virginia’s severe summer heat and humidity, staying cool is not a luxury, but rather a health and safety issue. This time of year, indoor temperatures can qu...

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Labor Group Withdraws Support Over Koch Gift

National News

Labor Group Withdraws  Support Over Koch Gift

WASHINGTON (NNPA)  Lee Saunders, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, has discontinued supplying scholarships to the United Negro College Fund bec...

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Immigrant children facing danger will ‘likely’ stay in US

National Headlines

  WASHINGTON  Immigrant children fleeing dangerous conditions in their countries will likely be given asylum in America, according to  White House press secretary Josh Earnes...

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Detroit: Water shut offs spark protest

National Headlines

    DETROIT Police arrested an estimated 10 people, including several clergy members on July 10, during a protest over city water shut offs, according to the Detroit Free Pres...

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Debt Settlement Programs are Misleading

Business News

  By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   You’ve probably heard the advertisements on urban radio urging consumers with at least $10,000 in debt to call a number right away f...

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett Celebration observes 152 years of hist…

National News

Ida B. Wells-Barnett  Celebration observes 152 years of history

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. The annual birthday celebration of Ida B. Wells-Barnett takes place this week in Holly Springs, Mississippi Friday July 11 through Sunday July 13, 2014, commemorating 152 y...

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Remembering Our Senior Statesmen; Marsh Leaves State Legisla…

Statewide News

Remembering Our Senior Statesmen; Marsh Leaves State Legislature

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   As holiday fireworks fade and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act fades, it is easy to forget the advanced a...

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Succumbs: Jack J. Green, Publisher, The VOICE

Statewide News

Succumbs: Jack J. Green,  Publisher, The VOICE

RICHMOND Jack J. Green, founder and publisher of the Richmond Voice and the Hampton Voice, two member papers of the Black Press, succumbed to chronic lung-related illness on June 26.  ...

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1935-2012: Remembering Sen. Yvonne B. Miller

Statewide News

1935-2012: Remembering Sen. Yvonne B. Miller

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Currently there are no  streets, buildings on any college campus, public school  or library bearing  ...

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St. Paul’s Plan To House Immigrant Children On Pause

Statewide News

St. Paul’s Plan To House Immigrant Children On Pause

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Leaders at St. Paul’s College (SPC)  in Lawrenceville  have been approached by federal health and immigrat...

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“My Brother’s Keeper” Moves Forward

National Headlines

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) Though still in the early stages, President Obama’s special task force on Black and Latino males h...

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Memorial Service Held For Poet Maya Angelou in Winston-Salem…

National Headlines

Memorial Service Held For Poet Maya Angelou in Winston-Salem, NC

By Randy Singleton Community Affairs Correspondent New Journal and Guide   WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. The late-poet Maya Angelou, one of the 20th century’s most famous Black write...

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April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014: Remembering Maya Angelou The Pe…

National Headlines

April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014:  Remembering Maya Angelou The People’s Poet

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal & Guide   Maya Angelou often recalled the time, as a child when she  was raped by her mother’s boyfriend,  a man s...

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Passes: Raymond H. Boone Richmond Free Press Publisher

Statewide News

Passes: Raymond H. Boone Richmond Free Press Publisher

RICHMOND Raymond H. Boone, Sr., 76,  one of the most respected Black journalists in Virginia for the past 56 years, died Tuesday June 3 of pancreatic cancer. Called the “watchdog for t...

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Brown v Board Pt. 4: Congress’ backlash delayed onset of sch…

National Headlines

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Outrage over mandated school integration and  efforts to  deter its implementation began within...

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“Surprise” budget item set stage to close ecsu, lawmakers sa…

Statewide News

  The North Carolina State Senate passed an amendment to kill a provision of the proposed state budget plan Black lawmakers said was designed to lay the groundwork to close Elizabeth City ...

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Part III: Presidential indifference aided non-compliance wit…

National Headlines

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Recently the online News Blog Politico did an extensive study on  why  the nation’s public scho...

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N.C. NAACP files motion to stop voter control law

National Headlines

N.C. NAACP files  motion to stop  voter control law

DURHAM, N.C. The North Carolina NAACP on May 19 filed a federal lawsuit that is designed to block the state’s voter suppression law from taking effect in the November general elections. A t...

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Suit on Virginia’s 3rd District goes before Fed. judges

Statewide News

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Last week a panel of three federal judges heard a case involving a suit claiming Virginia’s Third Congressional Dist...

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NUL Report Calls For More Pell Grants

National Headlines

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   A new National Urban League report says African-American college students do not receive significant support from the...

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Conference To Support Efforts To Preserve Histories Of Forme…

Statewide News

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA The Virginia Interscholastic Association Initiative Team will hold a two-day conference on the campus of Virginia State University on June 19th and June 20, 2014....

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Replaces Interim President Miller; Nat. NAACP Selects Leader

National Headlines

Replaces Interim President Miller; Nat. NAACP Selects Leader

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   The National Board of Directors of the NAACP announced the selection of Attorney Cornell William Brooks to be the or...

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NAACP Selection Process Again Mired In Undue Controversy

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NAACP Selection  Process Again Mired In Undue Controversy

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON (NNPA) A search firm hired by the NAACP ranked Rev. Frederick D. Haynes, III, senior pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Chur...

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Cong. Black Caucus Fights to Restore Voting Rights Laws

National Headlines

Cong. Black Caucus Fights to Restore Voting Rights Laws

By Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer   Voting rights continues to be the most pressing issue facing the Congressional Black Caucus, whose members have...

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60 Years Ago — Brown vs. Board of Education, Educators plan …

National Headlines

WASHINGTON  Members of the National Education Association are marking the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education with a series of public ac...

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More Than 80 Virginia Faith Leaders Urge Action on Kidnapp…

Statewide News

  RICHMOND More than 80 Virginia religious leaders representing nearly every faith and denomination have signed a joint letter to world leaders, urging them to take more coordinated ac...

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Brown Decision: On 60th Anniversary, Schools Still “Separate…

National Headlines

Brown Decision: On 60th Anniversary, Schools Still “Separate & Unequal” Pt. 1

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   On May 17, the nation will observe the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown Decision which declared “s...

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Nigerian Student Appeals To World Community In Midst of Coun…

National Headlines

  A Nigerian student studying in Germany has started an online petition to support international intervention in the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls by an extreme Islamist milit...

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Ethnic Press Exhibit opens this month at D.C.’s Newseum

National Headlines

  WASHINGTON To learn how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight for equality and to shape the American experience, attend a new ethnic press exhibit that will ...

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Revised tobacco advertising plan still downplays Black Media

National Headlines

Revised tobacco advertising plan still downplays Black Media

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON (NNPA) A revised plan for major tobacco companies to purchase court-ordered ads that admit they deliberately misled the pub...

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Affirmative Action and Voting Rollbacks

Statewide News

  By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   President Barack Obama was only 6 when the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. asked, Where Do We Go from Here? ...

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Can the NBA Force Out Clippers Owner Sterling?

National Headlines

Can the NBA Force Out Clippers Owner Sterling?

April 29 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Kavitha Davidson and Irwin Raij, partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, examine the potential fallout from racist comments attributed to Los Angeles Clippers o...

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McAuliffe continues process to restore voting rights

Statewide News

McAuliffe continues process to restore voting rights

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (Dem.) announced last week he would reduce the time felons convicted of violent cr...

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St. Paul’s College: Hoping for best in uncertain future

Statewide News

St. Paul’s College: Hoping for best in uncertain future

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   An auction company in Richmond, a cadre of lawyers and the Finance Subcommittee of the Board of Directors for St. Pa...

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Ugandan Youth Goes From Pauper To Chess Champion

National News

  (White Plains, NY) Uganda’s Junior chess champion Phiona Mutesi and her coach, Robert Katende are on a 33 day tour of the U.S. to share her inspiring story of chess, education and fa...

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NAACP-LDF, NAACP urge marriage equality for gay couples in…

National Headlines

  NEW YORK The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., and the NAACP (two separate entities) have jointly filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Bostic v. Schaefer, a case before...

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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 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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The Pastor's Corner: It’s A Sin, Shame, and Disgrace

Pastor's Corner

The Pastor's Corner: It’s A Sin, Shame, and Disgrace

By Elder Gerald DeForest Tyler   There you have it. Yes, I said it and let me say it again. “It’s A Sin, Shame, and Disgrace” for millions of Americans to actually hate the Presid...

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Seeds of Hope: God’s Word Can Bring Joy to Our Hearts

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Seeds of Hope: God’s Word Can Bring Joy to Our Hearts

Sir Walter Scott was a prominent novelist and poet whose writings were well known, respected and read throughout the world. As he approached death he called for his son-in-law and said, “Bring me t...

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Inspirational Message: The Substitutionary Work of Jesus Chr…

Inspirational Message

Inspirational Message: The Substitutionary Work of Jesus Christ

  The Old Testament prophecies of Christ, His birth, life and death have provided us with many of His substitutions for our own sins. Isaiah 53 can show us so much about the life of Jesus ...

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Part One: Health Reform − God’s Health Prescription

Church News

  Submitted by Dr. Vivian Anderson   Today, we hear so much about the Obama Care Health Reform but not truly realizing that our Heavenly FATHER has a Health Reform given ...

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Forward Thinking: Freedom is Not Free

Church News

  By Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times   “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass throu...

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1921-2014: The Ordinal, “Bishop Harold Ivory Williams”

Church News

1921-2014: The Ordinal, “Bishop Harold Ivory Williams”

By Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly (aka) g paris Special to the  New Journal and Guide   July 4th is the day that we in America celebrate our Independence. The weather w...

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The Pen is Mightier Than the Sword: The Importance of Time

Church News

  By Imam Vernon M. Fareed   When you reflect on the lifestyles of the typical individual in America you will probably come away concluding that the human beings life is ...

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Pastor's Corner: “Death Is Cold”

Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner: “Death Is Cold”

  By Elder Gerald DeForest Tyler   Greetings! Certainly after approximately eight years of writing these “Pastor’s Corner” columns, by now you who are my regular readers ...

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