The U.S. Army announced recently the promotion of its first African-American two-star General In the U.S. Army Medical Command.
Brigadier General Nadja West, deputy chief of staff, G-1/4/6 for the United States Army Medical Command, will make military history as Major General.
The link between early baldness and prostate cancer got a closer look in a study of over 500 African-American men published online recently in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention. Lead author Charnita Zeigler-Johnson of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine said that the researchers wanted to focus on African-Americans because of their higher risk of prostate cancer compared to the general population.
By U. S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)
At a time when our nation needed its legal community to step forward and join in the struggle for equality, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law was born. I was privileged to be present in the East Room of the White House on the day that President Kennedy urged a group of 244 lawyers to use their training and influence to further the goals of the civil rights movement.
Listen to two African American folktales and let your imagination soar!
The African American Church Inaugural Ball will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Like its premiere event in 2009, this year’s event will feature leaders and influencers from the religious, civic, business, arts, and entertainment communities. Attendees will gather to honor the 44th U.S. president, Barack Obama, and the great history and strength of the African American church, and its impact on the community.
By Bill Fletcher, Jr.
The polite side of me congratulates Tim Scott on being named Senator for the state of South Carolina. Alright, now that we have that out of the way, let’s get down to business.
The appointment of Scott was a move that reminded me of the Republican choice to head the Republican National Committee – Michael Steele – in the aftermath of Barack Obama’s first election in 2008.
By Leonard E. Colvin
New Journal and Guide
Come January 8, Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond will be sworn in as the newest member of the Virginia Beach City Council. She also will be the first African American elected to the city’ governing panel in 14 years.
Ross-Hammond is the Director of the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program at Norfolk State University. Her journey to becoming a political leader at this historic moment in her life has been a long one. She says her election has allowed her to realize the flowering of a seed implanted in her soul when she was a child.
Personally and historically, Hammond-Ross believes her life’s journey led her to Hampton Roads.
One hundred and ninety-two years ago, a group of free Blacks emigrated from slavery-era America to colonize a portion of Africa which is now called Liberia. That is where the new Virginia Beach councilwoman was born and raised.
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October signals National Breast Cancer Awareness month. While the disease is predominately found in women, it is now proven that breast cancer affects men too, so it is important that both sexes are aware of the signs and take preventative measures to reduce its risk. Simply put, breast cancer is caused by a malignant tumor in the breast. However, race is a factor in breast cancer.
On June 19, 2012, the Virginia Beach Police Department issued a news release in reference to seeking the identity of the living relatives of the city’s first four African American police officers. Since then, the following updated information has been provided.
An African-American Men’s Health Symposium entitled ILLUMINATING GOOD HEALTH: Eliminating the Cloak of Invisibility will be held August 18, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Norfolk Public Health Center. The day’s events will include a number of free health screenings, presentations by some of the area’s most noteworthy names in men’s health, a continental breakfast and lunch, educational workshops, and a live Jazz concert.