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December 1: World AIDS Day Continues Its Theme: ‘Getting To Zero’

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December 1: World AIDS Day Continues Its Theme: ‘Getting To Zero’

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   On December 1, World AIDS Day will be observed around the world, and Hampton Roads has a week of events and programming highlighting the continuing fight to rid the world of the disease,

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‘Save NSU’ Rally Raises $14,000 For Scholarships

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‘Save NSU’ Rally Raises  $14,000 For Scholarships

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Churches and citizens raised more than $14,000 at Second Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk on November 18 during a “Save NSU” rally called by the Norfolk Pastors’ Coalition, (NPC). The following day, organizers of the rally delivered the funds to the Norfolk State University Foundation Office to be used for scholarship aid to...

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History Museum Opens In Jan.

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History Museum Opens In Jan.

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   RICHMOND Dust recently settled around the old Leigh Street Armory, the lights were turned on in a special ceremony on Nov. 20, and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia is scheduled to open Jan. 15.

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College Sit-ins Protesting Schools’ Racist History

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(Compiled from press and news reports)   WASHINGTON, D.C. A recent sit-in at Georgetown University pressured university officials to rename two buildings named for slave owners; while a sit-in at Princeton aims to achieve a similar outcome.

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Doss Family Waits For Word On Son’s Appeal For Pardon

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NORFOLK/New Journal and Guide After years of exposing the injustice to the media, and  spending over $100,000, the family of Jermaine Doss thought they had  finally gotten a breakthrough in his case in 2006. Jermaine Doss was 25 years old in 1998 when he received a sentence of life plus 38 years in the murder for hire of Norfolk businessman James Webb....

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HBCU: ‘My Untold’ Campaign Spotlights HBCU Success Stories

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By Amen Oyiboke Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Los Angeles Sentinel   Actor and E! News host Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins said that he had a great experience at North Carolina A&T University, one of the nation’s best historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and that experience is one of the reasons why he was in Atlanta to support the Wells...

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Paris, Terror and The Forgotten

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Paris, Terror and The Forgotten

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative. She was, quite understandably, deeply unsettled by the attack. She asked me why it was that the Muslim community was so silent about jihadist attacks. 

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Don’t Believe the Holiday Hype

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Don’t Believe  the Holiday Hype

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   The build-up began right after Halloween, when the newspapers got thicker; the advertising inserts longer, and emails touting shopping bargains coming more frequently. Buy! Buy! Buy! The exhortations are almost hypnotic. Buy, buy more, and buy even more. Sellers have become far more aggressive in trying to separate consumers from their dollars because they depend on fourth...

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Local Voices: Learning The Bible And Attending Church

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Local Voices: Learning The Bible  And Attending Church

By Shedrick Byrd Two weeks ago in the November 12-16 issue of the New Journal and Guide, I submitted an article entitled “Spiritual but not Religious.” The article generated some much needed discussions about church attendance.  The vast interest prompted me to further reflect and share some of my encounters with a few people who engaged me after reading the article....

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Part 2: School Integration 50 Years Later - An Epilogue

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Part 2: School Integration 50 Years Later - An Epilogue

Publisher’s Note: William P. Andrews was one of the first nine Black students to graduate from George Wythe High School in Richmond, Va. in 1965. In this essay, he remembers that time in history and his visit to his 50th class reunion ***** By William P. Andrews   It was a wet, rainy, windy evening.  The threat of Hurricane Joaquim had passed.  Our excitement...

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Community News

50th Anniversary Luncheon Hosted By STOP Agency

NORFOLK/NEW JOURNAL AND GUIDE Hundreds of persons, including current and former employees, leaders…

LEAD’s 2015 Leader Award Presented to Mark Johnson

HAMPTON ROADS Mark Johnson, Vice President & Community Development Manager at SunTrust Bank and a…

National Association For University Women Charters Local Chapter

HAMPTON ROADS The Tidewater branch of The National Association of University Women recently held a…

ACHI Honors Women of Excellence

By Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly (aka) g paris On Sunday, November 1, 2015, 107 women of excellence…

Social and Civic Whirl: First Baptist Church Bute Street’s Quinley House

First Baptist Church located on Bute Street in Norfolk is in the process of rehabilitating a house…

Area Girl Scouts Salute ‘Famous Formers’ Hamm-Lee Among 6 Honored

HAMPTON ROADS Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast recently recognized six women including Barbara…

Local Norfolk NAACP President Elected State’s Vice President

NORFOLK Joe Dillard, the current President of the Norfolk NAACP, was elected the Vice President of…

Teens With A Purpose To Hold 8th Gala and Youth Move Makers Awards Ceremony

HAMPTON ROADS The 8th annual Gala and Youth Move Makers Award ceremony, themed *Art-Tastic!,* will…

November 21: STOP Agency To Observe 50th Anniversary

HAMPTON ROADS The STOP Organization-Hampton Roads will hold its 50th Anniversary Luncheon…

Chesapeake Salutes Kwame Alexander During Council Meeting

CHESAPEAKE The City of Chesapeake paid tribute to native son Kwame Alexander, a graduate of Great…

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