Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Mrs. Mary Ferguson, the last known person to have helped construct the Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) during the recovery period of the nation’s Great Depression, passed on Sunday, April 16 at age 97. Just two weeks ago, the NBG hosted ...

VIRGINIA BEACH The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore was the beneficiary of the first “Celebrity Chef Throw Down” last Saturday, April 8 at the the Virginia Beach private estate of Kevin and Shevette Jones. Dr. Ruth Jones ...

A Richmond-based, Black-owned developer  is part of a group crafting plans to fund an effort to restore and convert  the Historic Whittaker Memorial Hospital  in Newport News into a 62-unit affordable apartment complex. Last fall, the Whitaker Development II LLC group ...

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, ...

A few years ago, Vashti Dubois turned her home in Philadelphia into the Colored Girls Museum aiming to help others see the past from a different angle. Black women in Philadelphia liked the idea so much that they donated countless ...

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 run that kept NSU scoreless for 11 minutes in the ...

NORFOLK The 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s and women’s basketball tournament is underway and thousands  of fans are in Norfolk to see which  teams will capture the crowns. The tourney features 12 Historically  Black Colleges and Universities  (HBCUs) and is ...

Several hundreds of  residents from Virginia Beach and the region participated in a four-mile march along a  stretch of  Atlantic Ave at the Oceanfront on Saturday (Feb. 25) showing support for a study to determine  the disparity  in minority participation in ...

Looks like the myth that Black films can’t make big money in Hollywood is about to become a thing of the past. In early February, “Hidden Figures” passed “La La Land” as the top-grossing (domestically) Oscar-nominated film in Hollywood this ...

NORFOLK Engage Norfolk was held February 12 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Academy for Discovery at Lakewood and included workshops on how to be a more effective citizen lobbyist. The occasion also offered opportunities to learn about and ...

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