This Week's Top Stories, March 19 - March 25

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NUL Report: ‘Justice Challenged At Every Turn’

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  By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) When it comes to equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that Blacks are...

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Norfolk Superintendent Is Out after two years

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Norfolk Superintendent Is Out after two years

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Two years and nine months after he was hired as Superintendent  of the Norfolk Public Schools (NPS),  Dr....

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This Week with The Publisher: Teachers’ Group CEO Wants School…

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This Week with The Publisher: Teachers’ Group CEO Wants School Board To Do Its Job Better

  By Brenda H. Andrews Publisher New Journal and Guide   Norfolk Federation of Teachers CEO Thomas Calhoun weighed in on the pending departure of Norfolk Superintendent Samuel King in an...

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Blacks In Vietnam: The Fight For Democracy Abroad, Equality At…

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Blacks In Vietnam: The Fight For Democracy Abroad, Equality At Home

By Leonard E.  Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Fifty years ago,  the United States dispatched over 200,000 soldiers and U.S. Marines to Vietnam to widen its commitment...

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Fort Monroe: A National Gathering Place For Our…

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  By Sheri Bailey Special to the Guide   As America grapples with issues related to race, there is an immediate need for Fort Monroe to serve the nation...

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Family Remembers Guide’s Help To Infant

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Family Remembers Guide’s Help To Infant

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   RICHMOND Josephus Perry probably does not attract too much attention when he unlocks his apartment door, slips out at dawn...

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Norfolk Superintendent Is Out after two years

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Norfolk Superintendent Is Out after two years

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Two years and nine months after he was hired as Superintendent  of the Norfolk Public Schools (NPS),  Dr. ...

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Blacks In Vietnam: The Fight For Democracy Abroad, Equality At Home

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Blacks In Vietnam: The Fight For Democracy Abroad, Equality At Home

By Leonard E.  Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Fifty years ago,  the United States dispatched over 200,000 soldiers and U.S. Marines to Vietnam to ...

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Bridge Corner: March 26, 2015

Arts and Culture

  Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit. Let’s see how well you remember the No Trump, Stayman, and Jacoby Transfer information we have covered so far: The bidding starts:...

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7th Annual Achievement and Scholarship Awards Breakfast Planned By Chesapeake Men

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7th  Annual Achievement and Scholarship Awards Breakfast Planned By Chesapeake Men

CHESAPEAKE The New Chesapeake Men for Progress Education Foundation, Inc., is sponsoring its 7th annual Achievement and Scholarship Awards Breakfast on May 2, 2015.  The event will be held...

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Social and Civic Whirl: Chesapeake-Virginia Beach Alumnae Chapter Deltas Host E.M.B.O.D.I.

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Social and Civic Whirl: Chesapeake-Virginia Beach Alumnae Chapter Deltas Host E.M.B.O.D.I.

  Since being founded in January of 193, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. chapters have provided services, supported quality education and other community endeavors.  As their contrib...

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SHARPC Hosts 27th Annual Unsung Heroes Banquet

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SHARPC Hosts 27th Annual Unsung Heroes Banquet

Submitted By Alvin Swilley   PORTSMOUTH The South Hampton Roads Pan-Hellenic Council-SHARPC-recognized the performance of members and community leaders at a banquet held on Ma...

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Two Sisters Take Public Stage: Atty. Elaine Jones, Judge Gwen J. Jackson

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Two Sisters Take Public Stage: Atty. Elaine Jones, Judge Gwen J. Jackson

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Within a span of a week, sisters Gwendolyn Jones Jackson and Elaine Jones,  two of Norfolk’s most accomplished ...

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NSU Gala will draw on legacy of Dr. Lyman B. Brooks

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NSU Gala will draw on legacy of  Dr. Lyman B. Brooks

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   In 2012, when Norfolk State University (NSU) dedicated its $41-million dollar 134,000 square foot library,  tha...

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HUD Grant Aids Chesapeake Residents - Part II

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HUD Grant Aids Chesapeake Residents - Part II

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   CHESAPEAKE Nicole Lee had lived in subsidized housing about a year when the Brookings Institute released a 2007 r...

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Natural Hair Comeback– 21st Century Style

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Natural Hair Comeback– 21st Century Style

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Black women are increasingly choosing natural hairstyles. Neither polls nor surveys underscore the trend. Instead...

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Bridge Corner: A Conversation with Tidewater Bridge Unit’s Legends - Part 1

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  Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit (TBU). According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, the definition of a legend is a notable person or the stories told about his/her ex...

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April 11, April 18: Poetry Writing Events Celebrate Youth Poets

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  HAMPTON ROADS The Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads will host its YOUTH POETRY EXPLOSION in Celebration of NATIONAL POETRY MONTH  at two locations in April. The event i...

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Urban League Publishes Book On Its History

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  HAMPTON ROADS On Friday, March 20, 2015, the Urban League of Hampton Roads will host a book signing and reception to celebrate the publication of “The History of the Urban League of ...

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NSU To Honor 16 During Anniversary Gala

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NSU To Honor 16 During Anniversary Gala

  NSU Newsroom Actress Tasha Smith, star of several Tyler Perry productions and now part of the blockbuster TV show Empire, will host Norfolk State University’s 80th Anniversary Gala, ...

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Social and Civic Whirl: Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church Historical Marker Rededicated

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Social and Civic Whirl: Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church Historical Marker Rededicated

  In 1802, the first Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Virginia was located at the corner of Charlotte Street and Bank Street.  A group of free Blacks purchased the church, 175 years ag...

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Summit enlists retired educators to address issues

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By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   At the end of each school year, thousands of principals and teachers retire.  Many of them share their experien...

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HUD Grant Aids Chesapeake Residents

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HUD Grant Aids Chesapeake Residents

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   CHESAPEAKE More public housing residents in Owens Village could move from public aid to self-sufficiency, thanks ...

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Kappas Host 17th Black History Program

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  NORFOLK Two-hundred plus guests, including 20 area youth, participated in the NAC-Save Our Youth Foundation’s 17th Program, held at the Murray Center, in Norfolk, Virginia.  ...

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Social and Civic Whirl: Women’s Day To Be Held At Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church

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Social and Civic Whirl: Women’s Day To Be Held At Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church

  More than five years ago, because March is Women’s History Month, the Women of Bank Street Memorial Baptist Church decided to hold their Women’s Day Celebration in March. The theme for t...

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NSU’s Brown Hall ‘Bites The Dust’ for new $52 million dollar model

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NSU’s Brown Hall ‘Bites The Dust’ for new $52 million dollar model

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Norfolk State University (NSU) has begun  the process of demolishing the historic Brown Hall, the school’s firs...

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Obesity Prevention Group plans Jazz program as upcoming fundraiser

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Obesity Prevention Group plans Jazz program as upcoming fundraiser

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Karin McKinney knows how to help youngsters grow up healthy, so she is hosting a Childhood Obesity Prevention program...

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Bridge Corner: March 5, 2015

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  Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit. The Stayman Convention-Showing an Invitational Five-Card Major by Responder   North (N) is Dealer  

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Nansemond-Suffolk NAACP Hosts Breakfast To Observe 49 Years

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Nansemond-Suffolk NAACP Hosts Breakfast To Observe 49 Years

SUFFOLK The Nansemond-Suffolk Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), hosted its 49th Freedom Fund Celebration on February 28, 2015 at Sheppard Center ...

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Tidewater Park Girl Scouts Enjoy BHM Event

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Tidewater Park Girl Scouts Enjoy BHM Event

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide    Ernecia House said fond memories resurfaced when the Tidewater Park Girl Scout Troop held a Black History Month...

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HU Student Named Finalist For Prestigious Truman Scholarship

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  HAMPTON Ivana Thomas, a Hampton University junior majoring in psychology and minoring in economics, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship.  A...

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Senator Lucas Completes Session After Time Out For Surgery

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  PORTSMOUTH With her neck in a rigid brace, Senator Louise Lucas of Portsmouth ended this year’s General Assembly session last week. Appointed to the Finance Committee on the Hamp...

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Social and Civic Whirl: Virginia Retired School Teachers Host First Summit on Public Education

Social and Civic Whirl

Social and Civic Whirl: Virginia Retired School Teachers Host First Summit on Public Education

  For those of us who live in Hampton Roads and are interested in the revitalization of a strong public education for our youth, this Summit on Public Education is an extremely important f...

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Part Four: Black History Month The Influence of Black Theatre

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Part Four: Black History Month The Influence of Black Theatre

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   African-Americans have supported mainstream American stage traditions and created ones of their own beginning as ear...

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Hampton Coalition Wants Say In Selecting New School Chief

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By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   A growing coalition of civil rights, civic, religious and education advocates are seeking to pressure the Hampton Sc...

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HU Film Students Study Police Shootings & Impact

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HU Film Students Study Police Shootings & Impact

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Like Jim Crow segregation triggered the Civil Rights Movement a generation ago,  the deaths of Trayvon Martin, ...

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PROFILE: Mayor Kenneth Wright

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PROFILE: Mayor Kenneth Wright

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Portsmouth Mayor Kenny Wright could feel like a victim, if he actually had time to read the less-than- flattering hea...

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51st Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner Will Honor Local Persons

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51st Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner Will Honor Local Persons

VIRGINIA BEACH The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will host its 51st Humanitarian Dinner on March 25 at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside. Chairing this year’s event is Michael K. Kerne...

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Black History Gospel Concert in Portsmouth

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Black History Gospel Concert in Portsmouth

By Randy Singleton Community Affairs Correspondent New Journal and Guide   PORTSMOUTH Rev. Brenda Boone Productions & Higher Praise Community Choir presented a Black hi...

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Warren Wolf: Jazz At The Attucks Series

Arts and Culture

  WILLIAMSBURG The Attucks Theatre Jazz Club welcomed Warren Wolf Saturday night Feb. 21 in the sixth show of this year’s jazz series sponsored by the Virginia Arts Festival.  ...

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Part Three: Black History Month The Influence of Black Music

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  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Before the broadcast of  the 2015  Emmy Awards, Blogs and Twitter feeds were busy discussing th...

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Norfolk School District’s forfeiture of $1.6 Mil. is unwelcome news

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Norfolk School District’s forfeiture of $1.6 Mil. is unwelcome news

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Political and civic leaders and parents are voicing displeasure with news that Norfolk Public Schools (NPS)  ha...

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Contributions of Black Culture Began With Surviving Slavery

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Contributions of Black Culture Began With Surviving Slavery

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   During Black History Month, you can buy a seat on an Amtrak train, speed through the Underground Railroad, and with y...

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Police Body Cameras Make Their Debut In Norfolk Department

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Police Body Cameras Make Their Debut In Norfolk Department

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Norfolk has joined  the neighboring cities of Chesapeake and Newport News and across the nation in outfitting i...

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Bridge Corner: February 19, 2015

Arts and Culture

  Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit. The last few articles in the Bridge Corner covered the three major uses for the “double,” No Trump opening and responses, Stayman, and...

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Profile: Dr. Keith Newby - Local Cardiologist Is Medical Doctor and Businessman

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  By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Dr. Keith Newby could have thought like a victim at age 7 when his father passed away at age 41, but the s...

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NUL Report: ‘Justice Challenged At Every Turn’

National Headlines

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) When it comes to equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that B...

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Fort Monroe: A National Gathering Place For Our Pain

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  By Sheri Bailey Special to the Guide   As America grapples with issues related to race, there is an immediate need for Fort Monroe to serve the nation as a venue where c...

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Family Remembers Guide’s Help To Infant

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Family Remembers Guide’s Help To Infant

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   RICHMOND Josephus Perry probably does not attract too much attention when he unlocks his apartment door, slips ou...

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UVA student videoed during arrest to plead not-guilty to cha…

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  CHARLOTTESVILLE,VA Martese Johnson, the Black UVA student who was caught on video  being arrested by State ABC officers,  will plead  not-guilty when he appears in&nbs...

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#BlackGirlsMatter In America

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#BlackGirlsMatter In America

By Walter Fields NNPA Columnist   Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter.  Her journey h...

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March Brings Thousands To Selma

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March Brings Thousands To Selma

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   President Barack Obama, speaking at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., said events there, a half c...

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Ferguson increased its revenue by targeting Blacks for cita…

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By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) The Justice Department’s recent investigation of the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department not only revealed...

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Rosa Parks On The $20 Bill?

National Headlines

  Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle   Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, has been the face of the $20 bill since 1928. Eighty-seven year...

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Record of Black Lynchings Worse Than Previously Thought

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  By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper   Almost 4,000 Blacks – about 700 more than previously reported – were lynched in 12 Southern stat...

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This Weekend: Obama, Bush, others head to Selma for Anniv. M…

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This Weekend: Obama, Bush, others head to Selma for Anniv. March

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   President Obama and the first family will join former President George W. Bush, Congressman John Lewis, and over 95 ...

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Nation’s mayors advise Pres. Obama’s taskforce on community…

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  Washington, D.C.  Gary, Ind. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson testified recently before the seventh listening session of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing in Washi...

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Passes: Dori Maynard, Head of Journalism Institute

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  OAKLAND, CALIF. Funeral services were held March 2 for Dori J. Maynard, president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Maynard, 56, died of lung cancer.&n...

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High Achievers On SAT May Qualify For Nat’l Scholarship

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By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Makariah Gaddis was in for a big surprise after she took the SAT test. At a time when too many headlines focus on...

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High Honors For Judge Jones

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High Honors For Judge Jones

WILLIAMSBURG The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section has presented its 2015 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award to The Honorable Jerrauld C. Jones of the Circuit Court of the City of Nor...

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“Ferguson (MO) Four” speak at conference in Norfolk

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“Ferguson (MO) Four” speak at conference in Norfolk

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   It is not the lead story on nightly news programs or the front page of  national and daily newspapers, but ther...

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Funding To Stimulate Jobs In Distressed Areas

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  RICHMOND Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently announced funding totaling $200,000 that will help economically distressed areas stimulate jobs. It is called The Building Collaborative Co...

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Part One: Black History Month The Quest For Civil Rights

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Part One: Black History Month The Quest For Civil Rights

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   “A Century of Black Life, History and  Culture from 1915 to 2015.” This is the theme of the 2015 Edition of...

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Overcoming Racism: Mrs. Coretta S. King Showed By Example

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Overcoming Racism: Mrs. Coretta S. King Showed By Example

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   In 1968 Coretta Scott King could have curled up on her sofa in the fetal position clutching a fistful of Kleenex afte...

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Transportation Initiative Will Help Small Businesses and Wo…

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  Washington D.C. The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Community Economic Development Corporation (USBC-CEDC) recently announced it has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U...

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Passing King Holiday kept advocates busy for 15 years

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Passing King Holiday kept advocates busy for 15 years

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   It is easy to pass statues and streets that honor the Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr. and forget it took more than 15 yea...

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New Black Caucus Member: Republican, Mormon & Hails From…

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New Black Caucus Member: Republican, Mormon & Hails From Utah

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Now that Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) has been sworn into Congress, and joined the Congressional Black Caucus, the former may...

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Explosion at Colorado NAACP Office Still Under Investigation

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  By Roger K. Clendening Special to the NNPA from  The Denver Weekly   COLORADO SPRINGS  An explosion outside a building housing the local NAACP office h...

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Ex-Con Doctoral Candidate Says— Simple Strategies Will Save …

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  BERKLEY, CALIF. Get-tough-on-crime policies that mandated incarceration for decades have had an unplanned-for consequence: The number of elderly inmates in federal and state prisons ...

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Dr. Benjamin Chavis: “Civil Rights Movement Needed More Now…

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Dr. Benjamin Chavis: “Civil Rights Movement Needed More  Now Than Five Decades Ago”

  By Nathan Hardin Special to the NNPA from The Fayetteville Observer   PEMBROKE Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis kicked off a week-long Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...

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Va. Governor Puts $60 Mil. In Budget For Voting Machines

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Va. Governor Puts $60 Mil. In Budget For Voting Machines

  Richmond Gov. Terry McAuliffe will include nearly $60 million in his budget to upgrade voting machines statewide and to update the website for the Department of Elections.  ...

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Senator Yvonne B. Miller Presented with the 2014 Elected Wom…

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Senator Yvonne B. Miller Presented with the 2014 Elected Women of Excellence Award by NFWL

  ALEXANDRIA, VA The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) recently announced Senator Yvonne B. Miller (posthumously) as one of its 2014 Elected Women of Excellence Award wi...

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Woman To Ride In Rose Parade—60 Years Late

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Woman To Ride In Rose Parade—60 Years Late

PASADENA, Ca. Joan Williams’ race may have stopped her from riding in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day about 60 years ago; but she will sit at the head of the 2015 parade when it cruises down ...

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History Prof Welcomes President’s Action In Lifting Cuban E…

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  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide      When President Barack  H. Obama  announced a new course in the nation’s policy tow...

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Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet with One Word

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  Hoboken, NJ We all have good intentions when we make New Year’s resolutions, but fully 88 percent of us fail to achieve them.  That’s why,  Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and...

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Marchers Fill DC Streets To Protest Police Violence

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Marchers Fill DC Streets  To Protest Police Violence

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide    As protests against police violence and harassment of Black people in the United States continue across the co...

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Atty. Gen. Seeks Improved Education For Confined Youth

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Atty. Gen. Seeks Improved Education For Confined Youth

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth,  the Departm...

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World Observes AIDS Day, Dec. 1: Blacks Lag in Care For HIV …

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World Observes AIDS Day, Dec. 1: Blacks Lag in Care For HIV After Diagnosis

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   WASHINGTON (NNPA) Blacks who have been diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continue to lag behind Whit...

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—Ferguson— Officer’s Decision To Leave Force Welcomed; Howe…

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—Ferguson— Officer’s Decision  To Leave Force Welcomed; However, Protests Continue

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Less than a week after a grand jury failed to indict him for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, in Fer...

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Part One: Crowdfunding For Small Businesses

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Part One: Crowdfunding For Small Businesses

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide     Black-owned businesses headed by women grew nearly 258 percent from 1997 to 2013, but this trending group sti...

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Ferguson Jury’s Decision Sparks Efforts To Manufacture Chang…

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Ferguson Jury’s Decision Sparks Efforts To Manufacture Changes

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide      Nationwide, many aim to manufacture change after a grand jury in Ferguson decided not to indict police ...

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Homelessness On Rise Among Children In U.S.

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  By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the  New York Amsterdam News   As the nation prepares for the holiday season, new numbers about homeless children ...

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NO INDICTMENT: Does Attention To Ferguson Reaction Overshad…

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  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   The Ferguson Grand Jury’s failure to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown to de...

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Faith Community Calls Ferguson Grand Jury’s Decision “Mora…

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Faith Community Calls  Ferguson Grand Jury’s  Decision “Moral Failure”

WASHINGTON, DC In response to the grand jury decision against charging White Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old African-American youth Michael Bro...

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Passes At 78: Marion Barry, D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life’

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  By Avis Thomas-Lester and Ruben Castaneda Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer   D.C. Council member Marion S. Barry, the venerable former four-time mayor an...

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Angry Ferguson protesters burn down buildings, vandalize pol…

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It was a night that the town of Ferguson feared would happen.  After the grand jury announced that the officer who shot unarmed teen Michael Brown would not be indicted, some protesters to...

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Pastor's Corner: Human Life Is Becoming Valueless

Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner: Human Life Is Becoming Valueless

  By Elder Gerald DeForest Tyler   All souls are precious in the sight of Jehovah God, but not so with man. It’s no wonder that the Holy Ghost inspired the Prophet Isaiah...

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: The Importance of Acquir…

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  By Imam Vernon M. Fareed   You might think that people of faith would have no problem answering the question that follows if it were ever asked of them! What body of kn...

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Inspirational Message: Christ Our Righteousness

Inspirational Message

Inspirational Message: Christ Our Righteousness

  The everlasting righteousness of Christ should be a living reality in our lives today. Let us consider strategies to spread the messages of Christ’s grace and love to others. Why do we h...

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Seeds of Hope: Proclaim the Glory of God in Worship

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Seeds of Hope: Proclaim the Glory of God in Worship

  A wealthy gentleman was known for having an extensive violin collection. When Fritz Kreisler heard of the collection, he went to see the instruments and meet the person who owned them.&n...

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Presbyterians Approve Same-Sex Marriages

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  DETROIT, MICH. The issue of same-sex relationships was settled last week March 17 during the 221st General Assembly  of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meeting here. After deca...

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Rebecca's Well: Maundy Thursday Before the Cross© Pt. II

Rebecca's Well

Rebecca's Well: Maundy Thursday Before the Cross©  Pt. II

  Continued from last week (Jesus’ New Commandment John 13:34; John 15:12-14)   ...”if any man will come after me, let him deny himself (sacrifice himself) and take up...

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Seeds of Hope: He Delivers and Nourishes us

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Seeds of Hope: He Delivers and Nourishes us

  Each church has its own “temperament.” There are those where you find happiness and hope, a warm fellowship and a welcoming spirit. Others are cold and closed, old and tired. In between ...

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Rebecca's Well: Maundy Thursday Before the Cross© Pt. I

Rebecca's Well

Rebecca's Well: Maundy Thursday Before the Cross©  Pt. I

  Preface   I. Hosanna’s Out! Crucify In!  Garments spread in the way! Gone!  Palm branches strew in the way! Gone!  The ride into Jerusalem! Ended!...

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