Friday, May 26, 2017

Leonard E. Colvin

Recently the city of New Orleans completed the removal of Civil War  Monuments as residents showed their opposition or support for removing them. Just recently in Charlottesville, Virginia,  the leader of  a White Supremacist group led a torch light procession through the city protesting that city’s efforts to remove them. Shortly afterwards, led by the city’s Mayor, […]

Regina Mobley is proudly celebrating her 25th year as the Primary News Anchor for ABC-13 WVEC-TV, and 32 years in broadcasting in Hampton  Roads. A native of Norfolk, Mobley graduated from Granby High School in 1979 and went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University in 1983. She started her […]

Each day, thousands of  Norfolk Southern railcars, gorged with coal from Virginia and West Virginia mines,  flow along on tracks to the Lambert’s Point Pier in Norfolk. There, the precious cargo  is unloaded and shipped to ports around the world. Despite the reduction of its use as fuel for heat and power factories due to global warming, the […]

Recently Norfolk Mayor Kenneth C. Alexander delivered his first “State of the City”  address outlining his administration’s achievements, frustrations and  future goals for continued growth of the city. A week earlier, he had conducted an hour-long interview with the New Journal Guide where he talked intimately about his views on various issues, policies and his own […]

Often a member will come to the floor of the House of Representatives and deliver a speech that focuses on an event or figure of importance to them. Recently in the case of  Congressman Robert Scott of Virginia, he stood before his colleagues to honor someone who has been a very loyal and supportive figure […]

Just over a year ago on May 3, 2016, for the first time in its four centuries of existence, Norfolk elected its first African-American  Mayor, ushering in a new era in politics and leadership. Weeks later Kenneth Cooper Alexander was sworn into office on the City Hall steps, an area that at one time in […]

The Trump Administration’s first budget blueprint  has proposed slashing about $54 billion from  domestic spending programs and shifting that money to the Department of Defense (DOD). Consequently, the DOD Authorization  Bill of 2018 is getting a lot of attention from various military lobbyists and other interests groups, who want to benefit from the new defense budget. […]

Throughout 2017, the U.S. Navy is observing the centennial anniversary of the opening and dedication of the Norfolk Naval Base/Station. In the coming weeks, the New Journal and Guide will be presenting a series of articles detailing told and untold stories related to the African-American experience  at the sprawling complex. Most of the articles in the […]

It has not been a lead story on any of the  6 p.m. newscasts, front pages of the local daily or  blasted on Facebook, but the Family Dollar Store at 2561 Tidewater Drive in Norfolk is closing. Last Saturday I was among the patrons scurrying  between the near empty shelves,  seeking to find toilet tissue […]

Portsmouth Councilman Mark Whitaker has pleaded not guilty after he was indicted  by a special grand jury on April 20. Whitaker faces charges related to his business activities at a development company affiliated with New Bethel Baptist Church where he is an assistant pastor. The jury was seated in early April to hear charges against Whitaker […]