Friday, June 23, 2017

big-news

CHESAPEAKE Juneteenth International, Inc. presented a series of cultural events on June 17, 2017 from Noon. – 4 p.m. at The Hope Center, 1425 Gust Lane, Chesapeake, VA 23320. This year’s theme was “Who Are You?” and included performances, speakers, and musicians. Lunch was served as part of the free cultural event. This event has […]

Special to the Guide VIRGINIA BEACH The Green Run High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (GRHS NJROTC) has the distinction of being the nation’s top Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. This unit from Virginia Beach won First Place in the annual Drill, Academics, and Athletics competition. Out of the 583 NJROTC units […]

Governor: Ralph Northam Both Democratic candidates for Virginia’s Governor have won support from members of the African American community in South Hampton Roads. However only one has won a hard fought statewide race which included a victory in Hampton Roads and is now running for Governor. That is Dr. Ralph Northam. Northam is opposed by […]

Stroll through “The Shipyard Workers of Hampton Roads” exhibit which runs from June 2-Aug. 6 at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center and notice how a hobby transported Glenn McClure from Ingleside to Ireland. Although McClure has come a long way since he grew up in Norfolk’s Ingleside, and launched his first six-hour street shoot […]

PORTSMOUTH The City of Portsmouth celebrated its 27th annual Umoja Festival during Memorial Day weekend at the Portsmouth Pavilion and Festival Park. The festival drew thousands of area residents to downtown Portsmouth in celebration of African culture and to promote cultural diversity and unity of family, community, and the nation. The festival was opened by […]

Each day, thousands of  Norfolk Southern railcars, gorged with coal from Virginia and West Virginia mines,  flow along on tracks to the Lambert’s Point Pier in Norfolk. There, the precious cargo  is unloaded and shipped to ports around the world. Despite the reduction of its use as fuel for heat and power factories due to global warming, the […]

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 Negro Motorist Green Book” to the current use of social media in an effort to […]

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. The late  A.B. Jackson was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and earned both BFA and […]

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 absolutely love it!” Jackson said. “The surgeons I work with now trust me to close […]

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 degrees will be conferred. Because of the growth of the number of degree recipients and […]