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By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The infighting, criticism and attacks on the Portsmouth City Council are all indicative of tensions the city of Portsmouth is ...
Dosmal swamp

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Dr. E. Curtis  Alexander, local author, educator, and historian for half a century, has been slowly piecing together the many ...
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By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide Do role models shape your future long before you enter kindergarten, receive a driver’s license, or start college? The Rev. Dr. ...
Berkley schools gets connected

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The curriculum  and culture at Berkley Campostella Early Childhood Center (BCECC) is designed to give the 473 Pre-K to 1st ...

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Over the past half century billions of dollars have been spent by government agencies at all levels, to feed and ...
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By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The theme  for the 2016 edition of  Black History Month (BHM)) is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African-American Memories.” The theme  is ...
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By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Race has always been a very complex and persistent presence  in the cultural, social,  economic and political DNA  of the ...
Thomas Murphy

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide PORTSMOUTH Like a thick fog covers up everything, the same feat occurred when Thomas Murphy began researching the Buffalo Soldiers several ...
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Story by Alvin Swilley Photos by Alvin Swilley and Anita Pearson VIRGINIA BEACH More than  200 guests shook off the effects of the year’s first major winter storm to attend ...
Thomas Chewning

(NSU Newsroom) NSU Board of Visitors Rector Thomas N. Chewning is stepping aside and returning to his board position as an at-large member. Current Vice Rector Dr. Byron L. Cherry ...
march

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The 30th observance of the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was held around the country, and ...
Mayor Kenneth Wright

New Journal and Guide Staff PORTSMOUTH Black leaders stood in frigid temperatures on January 18 to show their support for the embattled Mayor Kenneth Wright, who has been under attack ...
Rev. Blunt

New Journal and Guide Staff NORFOLK The Tidewater Metro Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Virginia held its 28th Annual Commemorative Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January ...
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By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide Three generations have worked to display the soothing and comforting atmosphere that Patricia Fitchett Baker and her family show inside of ...
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Chesapeake’s Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan has spent his life since age 1 as a resident of the Hampton Roads area. He was born in 1966 in Montgomery County, Maryland and moved ...
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