Friday, June 23, 2017

Brenda H. Andrews

CHESAPEAKE Ambassador Bismarck Myrick Sr. and Mrs. Marie-Pierre Mbaye-Myrick opened their palatial home April 27 to host a dinner reception honoring their friends visiting from South Africa. Supreme Court Judge Leona Theron from South Africa and her husband businessman Charles Sarjoo and their family members were welcomed by the Myricks and members of the Hampton […]

NORFOLK The 21st Annual Implement the King Dream Awards Gala was held on Friday night, March17 at the Murray Center. This year’s honorees were George Banks, Cashawn Easter, Torrion Espree Pastor Michael B. Golden, Jr., Dr. Keith Newby, Sr., Peggy Britt, and Rev. Michael K. Toliver. Serving as M.C. was outgoing pageant queen Miss Norfolk […]

Rev. Samuel Cornish launched the first newspaper for people of color in 1827; so, would he scroll through today’s newspaper websites and smile, like the proud parent who sees traces of himself in his adult child? The problem is Cornish died in 1858 at age 63 in Brooklyn, N.Y., about three decades after he launched […]

SUFFOLK The Black History Program Committee and the Joint Staff Hampton Roads’ MWR presented its annual BHM observance on February 28 under the theme, “The Untold Stories of Hampton Roads’ Finest-American History.” Two speakers highlighted the event that included a video presentation, singing of the Negro National Anthem, and a reception. Dr. Christine Darden, a […]

In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, the brilliant Black women who worked […]

VIRGINIA BEACH The Seatack Community Civic League hosted its 3rd Annual CITYWIDE BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Joseph V. Grimstead, Sr. Seatack Recreation Center. This year’s observance presented “Life Time Achievement Awards” to four Hampton Roads citizens: Presiding Bishop Ted Thomas – National Board of Bishops Church of God In […]

NORFOLK Passion in the community is at an all-time high. But how do citizens in Norfolk turn that energy into action? Engage Norfolk seeks to answer that question. An event planned for February 12 from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Academy for Discovery at Lakewood will include workshops on how to be a more […]

By Brenda H. Andrews Publisher New Journal and Guide A blistering August sun did not deter guests from attending a special outdoors ceremony last Saturday at Fort Monroe in Hampton. The event, staged  to remember the 1619 arrival of the first 20 Africans to America, was held on the grounds near the site of the […]

HAMPTON Guests invited by the 2019 Commemoration Steering Committee, American Evolution, to Ft. Monroe on Aug. 20 for a ceremony to remember the arrival of the first 20 Africans to America enjoyed a pre-ceremony brunch at the Commanding General’s Residence. They then walked outside where speakers gave meaning to the occasion. Publisher Brenda H. Andrews […]

The Berkley Reunion celebrated its 22nd Year on August 5-7 with loads of sunshine, food, family, friends and fellowship. The annual community reunion is the area’s oldest gathering to celebrate ties to the neighborhood that many people in Norfolk call home. Singing groups and various entertainment for young and old made for another year to […]