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October Is Domestic Violence Month: Most Murdered Black Women Knew Killer

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October Is Domestic Violence Month: Most Murdered Black Women Knew Killer

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nine out of 10 black women murdered by men are killed by someone they know, most often with a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data.

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— In Norfolk — Mayor’s Retirement Catches Most Citizens By Surprise

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— In Norfolk — Mayor’s Retirement Catches Most Citizens By Surprise

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Mayor Paul Fraim will not  seek another term, clearing the way for the election of a new mayor of Norfolk, for the first time in 20 years. “I have been involved in the civic life of Norfolk for four decades. I have served on the city council for nearly forty, the last twenty as...

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Sanitizing Bitter American History - Textbook Calls U.S. Slaves ‘Immigrant Workers’ For Pay

08-10-2015 Hits:58 National News Super User

From Various Internet and Wire Service Reports HOUSTON The mother of a Black public school student in Texas has forced the McGraw Hill Publishing Company to rewrite passages in a textbook after finding false and offensive language. The book which was being used at her child’s school referred to Africans as immigrants imported as “workers” for pay rather than as an enslaved people.

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Morgan Choir Director Conducts At Concert For Pope Francis

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Morgan Choir Director Conducts At Concert For Pope Francis

By  Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper   (TriceEdneyWire.com) The eyes of the world were trained on popular religious leader Pope Francis during his first visit to the United States since his election in 2013. And, for a little while, Morgan State University Choir Director Eric Conway shared that spotlight.

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Ala. Closes 31 Driver’s License Sites; Another Stab At State’s Voting Rights

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Ala. Closes 31 Driver’s License Sites; Another Stab At State’s Voting Rights

By Hazel Trice Edney   (TriceEdneyWire.com)  Civil rights leaders around the country are taken aback over a recent decision by the state of Alabama to close 31 driver’s license offices, many in majority Black and poor areas. The move by Alabama appears to be an attempt to stymie the ability of African-Americans to meet new requirements to have a photo ID in order to...

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Stand Your Ground Laws: A License to Kill

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Stand Your Ground Laws:  A License to Kill

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   (TriceEdneyWire.com) ”Racial stereotypes are still part of American culture, and, by default, part of the American criminal justice system. Instead of being color-blind, an impossible exercise, the impact of race must be addressed head-on and become openly part of the legal critique. It must be discussed where necessary to amend laws that enable race, or the fear...

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Ben Carson: The Brother from Another Planet

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Ben Carson:  The Brother from Another Planet

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   (TriceEdneyWire.com) When neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson started flirting for a Presidential run, I thought he had lost his mind.  Now that he has jumped into the fray, opening his mouth one too many times, I know he has.  

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When Will It End?

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By Dr. E. Faye Williams   (TriceEdneyWire.com) After all of the senseless killings in schools, in churches, in workplaces, on streets by civilians and by those charged to protect and to serve us; I cannot help but wonder, “When will it end?”

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Local Voices: Coach Don McCool: Hall of Famer

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By Sean C. Bowers The best coaches are those who empower their players to take mental and physical ownership of their potential, combined with relentless passion and a strong work ethic, effort no matter the score, place, day or player’s race.

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Bridge Corner: October 8, 2015

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Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit.  The Tidewater Bridge Unit (TBU) is extending a special invitation for family and friends to come and join us in Silver Spring, Maryland at the Mid-Atlantic Section Tournament.  The Tournament will be held October 9 thru 12, 2015 at the Double Tree by Hilton on 8727 Colesville Road, (866) 460-7456.

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Community News

Second Calvary Issues Challenge To Norfolk Leaders

NORFOLK The Social Media Ministry of Second Calvary Baptist Church sponsored a social justice…

Highway Marker In Lynchburg To Honor Dunbar High School

RICHMOND Lynchburg’s historic Dunbar High School is among six new historical highway markers…

BTW Class of ‘55 To Celebrate 60th Reunion

Submitted By Malverse Nicholson Special to the New Journal and Guide The Booker T. Washington High…

Suffolk Clergy Heed the Call to Charleston

By Billie Montgomery-Cook On Wednesday, June 17th, our nation was rocked by yet another mass…

Oct. 3: in Portsmouth Book Publisher To Appear at Library Museum and Children’s Museum

PORTSMOUTH Cheryl Willis Hudson, vice president and editorial director of Just Us Books, will…

Hampton University Increases Enrollment

HAMPTON At Hampton University, the number of new students increased by about 150 from last year. HU…

Norfolk Chapter of Links, Inc. Annual Salute to Scholastic Stars Program

NORFOLK When the Norfolk Chapter of Links, Inc. sponsored its 29th Annual Salute to Scholastic…

Video: Marching Bookers add a little flavor to school lunch

If only every school lunch were this exciting.

Oct. 3: Norfolk NAACP To Observe 58th Freedom Fund Celebration

NORFOLK The Norfolk NAACP will observe its 58th Annual Life Membership and Freedom Fund event with…

SEVAA at the S.A.Y. Festival on 35th Street

By Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly Special to the New Journal and Guide On Saturday, September 12,…

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