Friday, March 24, 2017

Local News

The oldest Black business industry in America began 190 years ago this month. On March 16, 1827, the first edition of the “Freedom’s Journal” was published, thrusting African-Americans into the ...

The five-story  office building which houses the Willis Broadcasting Co. and other small Black-owned businesses at 645 Church Street is up for sale or lease, according to  the Norfolk  office ...

Kiana Montgomery says if her father didn’t take her and both brothers rowing when she was a young girl, she would not have joined the U.S. Navy. “It was a ...

The Black Press is celebrating its 190th birthday on March 16, 2017, and some of its readers in Hampton Roads reached out to social media to say, ‘Congrats.’ FYI. ‘Congrats’ ...

CHESAPEAKE Congressman Donald McEachin, the newest Member of Congress representing Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, spent a day in Hampton Roads connecting with his constituents. He began his day at the ...

He’s has already achieved one version of the American Dream.   After growing up in poverty in Flint, Mich., DeVon Taylor ’12 graduated from Old Dominion University and from Harvard Medical ...

NORFOLK On Saturday March 4, students from Hampton Roads woke up at the crack of dawn to meet the bus for Road Show Six’s trip to the 2017 DC/Maryland Black ...

NORFOLK Norfolk State (17-16) could not overcome a second-half collapse that saw them give up a 3-point lead at 14:33 minute mark as North Carolina Central (25-8) ignited a 19-0 ...

The Civil War physically ended slavery in the United States in 1865, but it was the passage of the 13th Amendment that legally abolished slavery. Yet, the practice of enslavement has ...

It is still a proposed blueprint, but the Trump Administration’s proposal to cut the budget  of  various non-defense related federal agencies by $54 billion-plus has many advocates for housing and assistance ...

“Women must feel their responsibility for  promoting the physical, mental and spiritual advance of the race through study,” Dr. Dorothy B. Ferebee told congregants at a Women’s Day Observance at ...

VIRGINIA BEACH Battle of the news stations – who is better? Cooking that is … channel WTKR vs. WVEC? A charity event on Saturday, April 8, 2017 will produce the ...

Rev. Samuel Cornish launched the first newspaper for people of color in 1827; so, would he scroll through today’s newspaper websites and smile, like the proud parent who sees traces ...

“A former student  recalled that when Miss Margaret Gordon  stood in the halls of Jacox  Junior High School  she could silence  the students with a glance. “She was tough; she ...

NORFOLK Norfolk State University recently observed the retirement of Dr. Sandra J. DeLoatch after more than 40 years of service. Dr. DeLoatch served in several positions to include educator, professor, ...
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