Monday, May 22, 2017

big-news

Tracey Vaughan, who graduated on May 6 with a Master of Arts in lifespan and digital communication from Old Dominion University, is taking her research to new heights by making groundbreaking comparisons of a historic Black travel guide called “The ...

NORFOLK The Norfolk (VA) Chapter of Links Inc. sponsored its Annual A. B. Jackson Scholarship Ceremony on Friday, April 7th from 6-8 p.m., at NSU’s James Wise Gallery in the E.L. Hamm Fine Arts Building on the campus of Norfolk State University. ...

Kenita Jackson proudly wears the white coat she earned at Eastern Virginia Medical School.   A newly trained surgical assistant, she helps surgeons in the operating rooms at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital. “It’s amazing to be doing this work. I ...

HAMPTON ROADS Colleges and universities are preparing for their annual graduation ceremonies for students who have successfully completed their requirements. Old Dominion University will graduate the most students during its 126th Commencement Exercises. More than 2,750 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral ...

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 ...