Friday, June 23, 2017


In 2007, Chesapeake writer Brenda Anderson wrote a thoughtful, 117-page, self-help book about her grandmother who died in 2006 at age 93 of colon cancer. After she wrapped up the book on her grandmother, many of the lessons that her grandmother taught her about fortitude and faith streamed through her mind because nurses were now […]

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 […]

Faye D.W. Mitchell, one of the longest serving constitutional officers in Chesapeake, as Clerk of the Circuit Court, died suddenly, a few days before her retirement. Mitchell, 65, who had planned on retiring June 1, had served 13 years as Circuit Court Clerk. Her health battle was generally known in the city. “This morning, Faye Mitchell’s […]

CHESAPEAKE “Who Are You?” is the theme for Juneteenth 2017 organized and sponsored by Ernest Lowery, owner of Lowery’s Custom Video and Photography. This free family event will take place on Saturday, June 17, at the New Hope Center, 1425 Gust Lane, Chesapeake, VA 23323 from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Emceeing the program will be Regina […]

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 […]

HAMPTON ROADS The Chesapeake – Va. Beach Links, Inc. will host “Making A Praise Connection” on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. This non-denominational Inspirational event will feature as guest speaker TV Judge Mablean Ephraim who is best known for her roles in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black […]

CHESAPEAKE Congressman Donald McEachin, the newest Member of Congress representing Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, spent a day in Hampton Roads connecting with his constituents. He began his day at the Hampton Roads Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. As a colorectal “cancer conqueror,” the Congressman said he values any opportunity to bring attention to this form of cancer. […]

Special to the New Journal and Guide The ICONs of Chesapeake, a vision implemented by Rev. Glenda P. Murray-Kelly in 2016, exists to acknowledge individuals during Black History month in the city of Chesapeake. While there are many African-Americans who have contributed to the city’s enhancement and development, each year a select number of individuals […]

CHESAPEAKE On Saturday, November 19, 100 plus men gathered together at The Mount Cathedral Chesapeake. Their purpose was to help provide meals to those that struggle with hunger in our community this Thanksgiving. By carpooling through Hampton Roads and Elizabeth City, NC, 500 turkey dinner boxes were delivered to the doors of unexpected families. Over […]

CHESAPEAKE Students at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Chesapeake will benefit from a charitable donation presented by the Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. for a new Technology and Literacy Center. The project was made possible also by The Louis and Mary Haddad Foundation, who provided a generous contribution to the United Way of South Hampton Roads […]