Friday, June 23, 2017

Ernest Lowery

How often do you get together with a friend, colleague, family member or someone you respect and have a conversation, and before you know it, you’re babbling? Case in point: Bob and I were sharing viewpoints on the recent election; note that Bob is a friend and someone I respect, and he happens to be […]

NORFOLK Two art exhibits opened Jan. 27 at Norfolk State University’s Wise Gallery. Stephanie Kiah, a visual artist, and Ernest Lowery, a freelance multi-media journalist, shared centerstage at the opening reception. The Chesapeake-Virginia Beach Links, Inc. is a co-sponsor of the exhibit. Kiah’s exhibit is named, “In Tune”, and Lowery’s “Re-Cycle of Life”. Both artists […]

By Ernest Lowery Community Outreach Correspondent New Journal and Guide It was one of those cold winter afternoons leaning toward the conclusion of December. I was driving around town full of energy when my stomach began to growl. Since I was in no mood for cooking, I pointed my car in the direction of a […]

By Ernest Lowery Community Outreach Coordinator New Journal and Guide CHESAPEAKE The Buffalow Family and Friends’ Warm and Fuzzy Annual Christmas Give-away was a huge success. On Monday night, December 19, close to 300 people came to the Dr. Clarence Cuffee Community Center to pick up some free goodies. Local community parents and many families from […]

By Ernest Lowery Community Outreach Correspondent New Journal and Guide It was the second day of the 2016 – 102nd annual Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and the 82ND Annual Choir Directors’ & Organists’ Guild Workshop. I happened to be waiting to speak with the Chaplain’s secretary about some photography issues that needed to be covered […]

By Ernest Lowery Community Outreach Correspondent New Journal and Guide When I was invited by my good friend Regina to attend her mother’s 89th Praise Birthday Celebration in April, I was excited. Mrs. Sara S. Royster is very close to me. How close? I call her Mom. As I perused the invitation, I noticed the […]

By Ernest Lowery Community Outreach Correspondent New Journal and Guide With a team of four, Berthram (Bert) Bergan has developed a plan to increase the awareness of Black-owned businesses in the Hampton Roads Area. The simple thought was to create a model that engages the African-American community with our interests in mind. In 2014 the […]

By Ernest Lowery Community Outreach Correspondent New Journal and Guide Former teachers of students attending Princess Anne County Training School and later Union Kempsville High School (PACTS/UKHS) gathered Saturday, April 9 at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach for a disciplined awards ceremony on their behalf. The program was entitled “A Legacy Remembered: Educators in […]

By Ernest Lowery Community Outreach Correspondent New Journal and Guide Early Saturday morning March 26th at Applebee’s off Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, friends and family started to gather around 7:30 a.m. The occasion was to meet, have a Flapjack breakfast, and honor four of South Side’s loyal long time movers and shakers and outstanding community […]

By Ernest Lowery Community Outreach Correspondent New Journal and Guide How do we get into the heads of our young children … I often hear. What make them tick when it comes to education on everyday life terms? Dr. Byrnda E. Parker, a music teacher at Jacox Elementary in Norfolk, and I had several conversations […]