This Week's Top Stories, January 22 - January 28

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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...

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Popular DJ killed in bus wreck In Panama

Local News

Popular DJ killed in bus wreck In Panama

HAMPTON ROADS Christopher Thorne, a former Hampton Roads radio personality known as Big Dose, was killed Friday in a bus wreck in Panama. Thorne, 45, was a...

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Paying Tribute To Dr. M.L. King, Jr.: Hundreds March In…

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Paying Tribute To Dr. M.L. King, Jr.: Hundreds March In Norfolk On King Holiday

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Hampton Roads joined the nation honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with marches,...

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

National Headlines

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...

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This Week with The Publisher: The Idea of Honor

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This Week with The Publisher: The Idea of Honor

  By Brenda H. Andrews   The annual observance of the King Holiday allows me pause to consider the idea of  “honor” in the life of Dr. Martin Luther...

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Is Obama Trying To Kill Black Colleges? (Part II)

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Is Obama Trying To Kill Black Colleges? (Part II)

  By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a Black president, perhaps the...

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Popular DJ killed in bus wreck In Panama

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Popular DJ killed in bus wreck In Panama

HAMPTON ROADS Christopher Thorne, a former Hampton Roads radio personality known as Big Dose, was killed Friday in a bus wreck in Panama. Thorne, 45, was a deejay and promotions director at...

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Paying Tribute To Dr. M.L. King, Jr.: Hundreds March In Norfolk On King Holiday

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Paying Tribute To Dr. M.L. King, Jr.: Hundreds March In Norfolk On King Holiday

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Hampton Roads joined the nation honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with marches, community s...

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Bridge Corner: January 22, 2015

Arts and Culture

  Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit. There are many uses for the term “Double” in bridge circles. Let’s examine five of the most common meanings for the use of the “Double...

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York-James County NAACP Awards Students on King Holiday

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York-James County NAACP Awards  Students on King Holiday

Honor students representing each grade in the eight public schools in the York-James City County School District received ACT-SO awards for academics from the York-James City County NAACP during th...

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March 21: Education Summit Planned For Parents, Teachers and Administrators

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  HAMPTON ROADS Educational Services of Hampton Roads, Inc. will host a regional conference on public education for parents, teachers, and administrators on March 21, 2015. It will be ...

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NSU To Lead Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity HBCU Initiative

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NSU To Lead Obama Administration’s Cybersecurity HBCU Initiative

NORFOLK Vice President Joe Biden was on the Norfolk State University campus last Friday (Jan. 16) to announce a $25-million five-year effort to educate, train and develop the nation’s next gene...

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VIRGINIA BEACH Local business leader Gary McCollum disclosed recently he will seek Virginia’s 7th State Senate District seat now held by Republican Frank Wagner. McCollum said he is taking a le...

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Amber Garrett, Featured Soloist in Winter Concert

Arts and Culture

  CHESAPEAKE The Chesapeake Civic Chorus is sponsoring its annual Winter Concert featuring Sacred Choral and Classical Compositions of the Masters.  This year soprano Amber P. Gar...

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Social and Civic Whirl: Terry V. Thomas, Elizabeth City Native 2015 Rubenstein Award Winner

Social and Civic Whirl

Social and Civic Whirl: Terry V. Thomas, Elizabeth City Native 2015 Rubenstein Award Winner

  Washington, D C Mayor, Vincent C. Gray, and Chancellor Kaya Henderson, announced the 2015 Rubenstein Award Winners at the Fourth Annual Standing Ovation for D C teachers held at the Kenn...

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Hampton Roads Events To Celebrate The 2015 King Holiday

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  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   This year the nation will observe the 86th birthday of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. star...

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What Does “The Dream” Mean To You In 2015?

Local News

  By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   Several civic-minded individuals in Hampton Roads recently paused to examine the goals Dr. Martin L. King....

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New Slover Library To Feature Legendary Norfolkians In February

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  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture“ has been chosen by the Association for the Study of Black ...

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A REVIEW: Phantom of the Opera

Arts and Culture

A REVIEW:  Phantom of the Opera

  By Terrance Afer-Anderson Arts & Culture Columnist   The current Seven Venues “Broadway in Norfolk” offering is a memorable production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The ...

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Reordering Of Districts Could Lessen Black Delegates In Legislature

Local News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   As expected, a suit was filed at the close of  2014 that challenges the constitutionality  of&n...

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New Slover Library Opens To Public

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  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   NORFOLK On the sixth floor of the new Slover Library  is a  community  room, lined on ...

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Young Voices Heard, Faces Seen During Grand Opening of Slover Library

Local News

  NORFOLK On January 11th, 2015, youth voice were heard and celebrated in song and poem as part of Norfolk’s grand opening celebration weekend for the Slover Memorial Main Library.&nbs...

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Social and Civic Whirl: Norfolk Public Schools Partner with Magic Johnson’s Bridgescape Academy

Social and Civic Whirl

Social and Civic Whirl: Norfolk Public Schools Partner with  Magic Johnson’s Bridgescape Academy

  Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s motto for the Bridgescape Academy is “Take a big step to building a successful future … we’ll get you there.”  This program, sponsored through Norfolk Publi...

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Bridge Corner: January 8, 2015

Arts and Culture

  Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit. When your partner opens the bidding with INo Trump (NT), you as responder know that opener has 15, 16, or 17 HCP (high card points). B...

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NSU Professor Among 13 To Receive Dominion-sponsored awards

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NSU Professor Among 13  To Receive Dominion-sponsored awards

  RICHMOND Dr. Aswini Kumar Pradham of Norfolk State University will receive one of 13 Outstanding Faculty Awards that the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) and Dominion Resour...

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Social and Civic Whirl: The Boys Choir of Hampton Roads

Social and Civic Whirl

Social and Civic Whirl: The Boys Choir of Hampton Roads

  During the Christmas season, The Boys Choir of Hampton Roads presented their Annual Christmas Concert at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Norfolk.  Under the artistic direction of Ju...

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January 24: Dr. King “Dream Alive” Banquet In Newport News

Local News

  NEWPORT NEWS The Andrew Shannon Gospel Music Celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Calvary Seventh Day Adventist...

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Jan. 18, Jan. 19: Norfolk To Honor Dr. M.L. King With Free Concert and March

Your Community

  NORFOLK The City of Norfolk will host two days of free events to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Now more than ever, our city must come together and embr...

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Councilwoman Ends 50 Years of Service

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Councilwoman Ends 50 Years of Service

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide    On December 23,  Marlene W. Randall, attended her last meeting as a member of the Portsmouth City Council...

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New School Board Member Settles In

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New School Board Member Settles In

  By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide   VIRGINIA BEACH Sharon Felton, a new school board member, slipped into her chair on Dec. 16 in the Scho...

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Fisher Retires After 42-Year Tenure

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Fisher Retires After 42-Year Tenure

  PORTSMOUTH As of January 1, Dr. Patricia Fisher, who served as interim superintendent and is one of the longest-serving employees in the Portsmouth school system, has retired. &n...

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Bridge Corner: January 1, 2015

Arts and Culture

  Happy New Year from the Tidewater Bridge Unit. We are delighted to have George Hudson, National President of the American Bridge Association, as our guest contributor for this week’s...

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New Feature Offers Non-E-Z Pass Motorists Way To Pay Toll

Local News

  PORTSMOUTH Elizabeth River Tunnels now offers unregistered Pay by Plate motorists using the Downtown and Midtown tunnels a way to pay tolls online before receiving an invoice in the ...

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January 24: Beach Omegas to Host Stop the Violence Breakfast

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January 24: Beach Omegas to Host Stop the Violence Breakfast

  VIRGINIA BEACH Gamma Xi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc will host its second annual Stop the Violence Breakfast on Saturday, January 24, 2014, 9-11 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Vir...

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Teen Co-Author Speaks About Bullying to Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

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Teen Co-Author Speaks About Bullying to Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association

  NORFOLK Clara Huff, co-author of the newly released book “A Letter to My Bully: Sticks, Stones and Words Do Hurt”, was invited by Margaret Anne Craig of the Citizens Police Academy A...

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ILA Local 1248-Local 970 Bring Cheer to Bowling Elementary Children

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  By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide      Dark doubts gave way to bright smiles when a group of dock workers rolled 30 bicycles into Ri...

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BTW Friends and Alumni Foundation Hosts Tidewater Ball

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  By Randy Singleton Community Affairs Correspondent New Journal and Guide   VIRGINIA BEACH The Booker T. Washington High Friends and Alumni Foundation hosted its ...

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Social and Civic Whirl: Urban League Sponsored The 10th Annual Changing Lives Breakfast

Social and Civic Whirl

Social and Civic Whirl: Urban League Sponsored The 10th Annual Changing Lives Breakfast

  In partnership with Old Point National Bank, the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc. (ULHR) sponsored their 10th Annual Changing Lives Breakfast at the Chesapeake Convention Center. ...

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Hit With Probation, NSU Will Address Issues During 2015

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Hit With Probation, NSU Will Address Issues During 2015

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   A week after The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC or SACS) announced it ...

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HBCUs Have History Of Rebounding From Crippling Probation Status

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HBCUs Have History Of Rebounding From Crippling Probation Status

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide     Smiles and cheers were easy to spot one year ago in Tallahassee and Nashville, when the Southern Association o...

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City Vice Mayor, Police Chief Lead Norfolk In Dialogue

Local News

  NORFOLK In late afternoon (Dec. 12) the day before protesters took to the streets in the nation’s capital, a protest march was held in downtown Norfolk,  led by activists to hig...

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BTW Friends & Alumni Plan Annual Holiday Tidewater Ball

Local News

  NORFOLK On December 26, the Booker T. Washington High School Friends and Alumni Foundation, Inc. will host its annual BTW Tidewater Ball. It will be held at the Holiday Inn Greenwich...

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Bridge Corner: December 18, 2014

Arts and Culture

  HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Tidewater Bridge Unit. In a suit contract, as well as in a No Trump contract, there will be times when you will need to develop additional tricks in order to ...

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Honors in York County

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Honors in York County

YORKTOWN The York County School District honored four of its high school achievers on Monday night (December 15) with certificates. Four Students of the Month each representing one of the count...

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Virginia Beach Racquet Club Names Court For Coach Nat Warren

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Virginia Beach Racquet Club Names Court For Coach Nat Warren

VIRGINIA BEACH A tennis court at the Cape Henry Racquet Club now bears the name of retired Norfolk State University tennis coach, Nathaniel “Nat”  Warren. Warren is well known for his serv...

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Norfolk Caregiver Receives State-wide Award

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Norfolk Caregiver Receives State-wide Award

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide      When the Virginia Assisted Living Association presented Micah Foreman with its Best Caregiver Award at a...

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Passing King Holiday kept advocates busy for 15 years

National News

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…

National Headlines

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

National Headlines

  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 …

National News

  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…

National News

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…

Statewide News

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…

National Headlines

  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

National News

  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.

National News

  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…

National Headlines

  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…

National Headlines

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’

National News

  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…

National Headlines

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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In Ferguson: State, City Brace For Response To Grand Jury’s …

National Headlines

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Days after Michael Brown was shot to death by policeman Darren Wilson, angry Black residents reacted with...

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November 4 Elections Bring Winds of Change For Women

National Headlines

November 4 Elections Bring Winds of Change For Women

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide        Now that the election is over, the winds of change are blowing. For example, Congresswoman Al...

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lst Woman President In 133-year History; HU Provost Named To…

Statewide News

lst Woman President In 133-year History; HU Provost Named To Head VSU

PETERSBURG Virginia State University (VSU) has named Dr. Pamela Valleria Wilson Hammond as the University’s Interim President, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Dr. Hammond is the first woman in VSU’s ne...

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Atty. General nominee would be 1st Black woman in post

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Atty. General nominee would be 1st Black woman in post

WASHINGTON Loretta E. Lynch, the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been nominated by President Barack H. Obama to  replace Eric Holder as the U.S. Attorney General.   ...

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Warner Keeps Dem. Streak Alive

Statewide News

Warner Keeps Dem. Streak Alive

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   In accordance with the predictions of the political experts and media, the Republican party won the 2014 political s...

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Dominion enhances its website for online customers

Statewide News

  RICHMOND Dominion’s website, dom.com, has a new look and improved navigation that will make it easier for visitors to find information and conduct business with Dominion online. Domi...

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Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence

National Headlines

Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist   WASHINGTON (NNPA) As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women h...

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Greater Washington, DC Youth Issue Challenge To Prevent Dati…

National Headlines

  WASHINGTON Youth from the DC and Maryland area will challenge 1 million of their peers and adults to end dating violence at an event rally and discussion on October 16. The Boys ...

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Jordan Davis' Killer Gets Life

National Headlines

  By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.    NNPA Columnist      Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville...

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Ebola lands in Dallas; Deadly virus gives U.S. concern

National Headlines

  By Akwasi Evans Special to NNPA  from NOKOA News   AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA)  When Thomas Eric Duncan arrived in Dallas on a flight from his home country of...

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Part Two: What everyone should know about domestic violence

National Headlines

  GREENSBORO, N.C. People may stay in an abusive relationship for any number of reasons, and often there are more than one reason at play in any given situation. The reasons may includ...

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Obama To CBC: Let’s Finish the Unfinished Work

National Headlines

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief   WASHINGTON (NNPA) Though the U.S. has made tremendous progress since the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, there is pl...

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Veteran reporter assumes helm as editor of Richmond Free Pr…

Statewide News

Veteran reporter assumes helm as editor of  Richmond Free Press

RICHMOND, VA The new managing editor of the Richmond Free Press is Bonnie V. Winston, a veteran journalist with 35 years of daily newspaper experience in Richmond, Boston and Norfolk.  ...

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Protest, fallout continues after August shooting

National Headlines

  By Cyril Josh Barker Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News   In the continuing aftermath of the shooting of unarmed, Black 18-year-old Michael Brown, seve...

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At Regional Jail Families complain of scabies infestation

Statewide News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   Family members of a number of inmates incarcerated at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail (WTRJ)  sa...

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“Making of America”: Scholars and historians continue dialo…

Statewide News

  By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   For the past three years, historians and scholars have met locally to discuss North American history from...

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Reinventing Schools: Boost learning and cut costs

National News

  WEST CHAPEL, FLa. Less than half of high school graduates who took the SAT in 2013 were prepared for college, continuing a five-year trend. Less than half – 44 percent – who took...

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East Coast Innovation Summit welcomes $75 million business p…

Business News

  By Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly, (aka) gparis Special to the New Journal and Guide   Most have heard of Donald Trump, the American Investor; but in Virgini...

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Black Voters Key To Dem. Victory

Statewide News

Black Voters Key To Dem. Victory

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide   The November midterm elections will decide which of the two national political parties will control the U.S. Senate ...

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Pastor's Corner: Let’s Talk: Communication Is Necessary

Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner: Let’s Talk: Communication Is Necessary

  By Elder Gerald DeForest Tyler   “Let’s Talk: Communication Is Necessary” in order to get and have an understanding that will bring about a positive change in our famil...

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Terrorism Is Not Religio…

Church News

  By Imam Vernon M. Fareed   We are witnessing debates taking place in the media and among some people in society, questioning whether the terrorists are adherents of the...

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Seeds of Hope: Bow in worship to Our King

Church News

Seeds of Hope: Bow in worship to Our King

“Is worship an act or an attitude?” asked the Old Testament professor.   As soon as the question was asked a fierce debate erupted among the students. There was more heat than light in th...

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Rebecca's Well: “Pray Hard. Do Your Best. The Holy Spirit W…

Rebecca's Well

Rebecca's Well: “Pray Hard. Do Your Best.  The Holy Spirit Will Do The Rest” Pt. II

• Give to many, give to all. For the word charity means God. Find a family who is needy and help them. It might just be your own.  “If the clouds be full of rain they will empty themselves...

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Passes: Andrae Crouch, 72 “Father of Modern Gospel Music”

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Passes: Andrae Crouch, 72 “Father of Modern Gospel Music”

LOS ANGELES, CA “The father of Modern Gospel Music,” Andrae Crouch died earlier this month at age 72 after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles. Crouch had been hospitalized in recent years ...

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Inspirational Message: How Does Obadiah’s Prophecy Affect Us…

Inspirational Message

Inspirational Message: How Does Obadiah’s Prophecy Affect Us?

  No one knows when this one chapter book was written. As we read and learn how God was angry with Edom when this nation was an enemy to His people! Obadiah shows us how it is not wise to ...

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Pastor's Corner: God Hates Sin

Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner: God Hates Sin

  By Elder Gerald DeForest Tyler   Allow me to begin this column by saying that, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (Saint John 8:32). I want to...

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: Terrorism Is Not Religio…

Church News

     By Imam Vernon M. Fareed   Several journalist working for a magazine in Paris were killed recently for publishing satire defaming Muhammad the Prophet ...

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