Friday, May 26, 2017

First Baptist Bute Street

The Civil War physically ended slavery in the United States in 1865, but it was the passage of the 13th Amendment that legally abolished slavery. Yet, the practice of enslavement has been ongoing in various forms since 1865. After emancipation, Black men and women could be arrested for frivolous reasons, jailed and leased  to  farmers to […]

NORFOLK “What will become of his dream?”, asked Dr. A. Lincoln James, Jr., as he set the stage for his keynote sermon at the 29th MLK Commemorative Program at First Baptist Bute Street. It is presented annually by the Tidewater Metro Baptist Ministers Conference (TMBMC), and is one of the highlights of the King observances […]

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide Fatima Martin is putting the finishing touches on The Untold Side of Christmas, a play she wrote overnight and will present at the historic First Baptist-Bute Street on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Taste ‘N See Auditorium. At least 155 youngsters, ages 3-10, will […]

HAMPTON ROADS Chesapeake music teacher Toney Lee McNair was named 2017 Virginia Teacher of the Year Monday (October 17) during a recognition ceremony Richmond. He also is the Associate Pastor for Worship at the Historic First Baptist Bute Street in Norfolk. McNair was selected from eight regional winners announced in September and will be the […]