Monday, March 27, 2017

Leonard E. Colvin

If the Republican-backed Affordable Health Care Act  (AHCA) is passed, millions of Americans currently enrolled in Obamacare would lose their  insurance and see fewer benefits and higher costs, especially if you are poor and working class. Research by the Commonwealth ...

The five-story  office building which houses the Willis Broadcasting Co. and other small Black-owned businesses at 645 Church Street is up for sale or lease, according to  the Norfolk  office of S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company. A Nusbaum Realty sign indicating that ...

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 ...

It is still a proposed blueprint, but the Trump Administration’s proposal to cut the budget  of  various non-defense related federal agencies by $54 billion-plus has many advocates for housing and assistance for the poor, the environment and education concerned. The Administration ...

“Women must feel their responsibility for  promoting the physical, mental and spiritual advance of the race through study,” Dr. Dorothy B. Ferebee told congregants at a Women’s Day Observance at Norfolk’s St. John’s AME Church in 1935. According to the ...

Now that the 2017 Virginia General Assembly Session is over, lawmakers are assessing the level of success or failure in creating laws impacting the lives of their constituents. Members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus (VLBC) sponsored a series of bills and  ...

In January of 2009, Michelle Robinson Obama became the first African-American  first lady of the United States as wife of its first Black President Barack H. Obama. Mrs. Obama,  a trained lawyer, health care corporate executive, once mentored her husband ...

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The   Board of Directors  and other leaders  of the Virginia Beach African-American Cultural Center  (AACC) have hired a team of consultants to conduct a feasibility study on its design and  ...

Last November voters in Portsmouth denied then Mayor Kenneth Wright another term and replaced him with former city manager John Rowe.

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The goal of  the nation’s public education system is to  prepare our children to feed a pipeline of skilled, innovative  and productive citizens to create and use technology to fuel ...

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