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Progressive Nat’l Baptists To Focus On Voting Injustices

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Progressive Nat’l Baptists To Focus On Voting Injustices

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide    Thousands of congregants will walk into the annual Progressive National Baptist Convention in the Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel on Aug. 2-7, when they meet to develop a blueprint designed to restore the 1965 Voting Rights Act. 

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Honor Grad Earns TCC and I.C. Norcom Diplomas This Year!

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Honor Grad Earns TCC and I.C. Norcom Diplomas This Year!

PORTSMOUTH Three years ago Johnessa Richard began a journey that no one could ever imagine would have such an amazing ending. This spring she is earning both her high school diploma from I.C. Norcom High School and her associate’s degree from Tidewater Community College. She is the youngest student to graduate from TCC.

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Politico says: GOP’s Getting Older

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By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide (Compiled from press and news reports)     The Republican Party voter is old—and getting older.   Politico recently used census data to combine presidential election exit polls with mortality rates per age group. It calculated that, of the 61 million who voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, about 2.75 million will be dead by the 2016 election.

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Wright Supporters On Offense To Rebut Mayoral Recall Effort

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Wright Supporters On  Offense To Rebut  Mayoral Recall Effort

By  Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide A flyer released on Memorial Day by the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Committee of Portsmouth is touting the vast accomplishments of the city’s mayor and its council. The flyer is in direct response to an effort led by Bob Marcus who owns  Bob’s Gun Shop in downtown  Norfolk to recall  Mayor Kenneth Wright. The MLK Leadership Steering Committee’s flyer, entitled “What’s Really Going On In Portsmouth” rebuts Marcus’ effort  whose supporters were to begin collecting signatures last week to put the decision to recall Mayor Wright on  the ballot.

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Part II: Fatherhood Initiative Offers Hope To Portsmouth Dads

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Part II: Fatherhood Initiative Offers Hope To Portsmouth Dads

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide    LaMar Johnson smiles easily when he talks about being a father.    But before Johnson enrolled in the Fatherhood Mentoring Program sponsored by the Portsmouth Department of Social Services, he had little reason to smile.  He needed a job. He needed to learn how to parent his four children who had three different mothers. Enrolling in the program that pairs mentors with young fathers, Johnson said a funny thing happened. He learned how to connect the dots.

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Obama Praised For Limiting Military Weaponry for Police

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Obama Praised For Limiting  Military Weaponry for Police

WASHINGTON, DC President Barack Obama announced on May 18 that his administration will prohibit federal agencies from providing local police certain kinds of militarized equipment.  The new prohibitions are part of an executive order and include grenade launches, high-caliber weapons and bayonets.

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Ferguson Activists Dismayed That State’s Lawmakers Avoid Reforms

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Ferguson Activists Dismayed That  State’s Lawmakers Avoid Reforms

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide When the Missouri legislature  convened earlier this year, there was hope lawmakers would pass statewide reforms to curb abuses by police, city leaders and courts system, which spawned  unrest in Ferguson, after the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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CBC Diversity Task Force To Address Opportunity for Blacks in Tech Industry

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) last week (May 19) launched CBC TECH 2020, a new initiative aimed at engaging the tech sector in increasing African American representation and inclusion in the industry.  

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Oldest In The Nation - Portsmouth’s 131th Memorial Day Parade

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Oldest In The Nation - Portsmouth’s 131th Memorial Day Parade

By Randy Singleton Community Affairs Correspondent New Journal and Guide PORTSMOUTH The City of Portsmouth held its 131th annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday (May 25), featuring local high school and community bands, veterans groups, Boy Scout troops, high school ROTC squadrons, antique cars and military vehicles, church youth groups, local pageant queens, and city officials.  Portsmouth’s parade is the nation’s oldest annual parade—the first one started in 1884—and it honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women of America’s armed forces and celebrates the city’s military heritage.   

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Progressive Nat’l Baptists To Focus On Voting Injustices

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By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide Thousands of congregants will walk into the annual Progressive National Baptist Convention in the Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel on Aug. 2-7, when they meet to develop a blueprint designed to restore the…

Honor Grad Earns TCC and I.C. Norcom Diplomas This Year!

PORTSMOUTH Three years ago Johnessa Richard began a journey that no one could ever…
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Politico says: GOP’s Getting Older

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide (Compiled from press and news…

Wright Supporters On Offense To Rebut Mayoral Recall Effort

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide A flyer released on Memorial…

Part II: Fatherhood Initiative Offers Hope To Portsmouth Dads

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide LaMar Johnson smiles easily when…

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