The New Journal and Guide hosted an Appreciation Night at the Wells Theatre on April 15 for staff and community volunteers. Following a pre-show reception in the front lobby, the group enjoyed the dynamic performance of The Wiz, featuring the NSU Theater Company and the Virginia Stage Company. The show continues through April 30.
RICHMOND A state highway marker highlighting founding publisher of the New Journal and Guide, P.B. Young, Sr., of Norfolk is among 18 new historical markers recently approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. The marker will be located in Norfolk where Young lived until his death in 1962. The approved text reads as follows: […]
The Black Press is celebrating its 190th birthday on March 16, 2017, and some of its readers in Hampton Roads reached out to social media to say, ‘Congrats.’ FYI. ‘Congrats’ means, ‘I wish you well’ on social media. Yep, that’s social media talk. It means ‘You go, girl.’ Or, ‘What’s up dawg?’ While the New […]
“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 Norfolk Journal and Guide which recorded her message in the paper’s May 23, 1935 edition, […]
Rev. Samuel Cornish launched the first newspaper for people of color in 1827; so, would he scroll through today’s newspaper websites and smile, like the proud parent who sees traces of himself in his adult child? The problem is Cornish died in 1858 at age 63 in Brooklyn, N.Y., about three decades after he launched […]
In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly pays homage to the African-American women who worked as human computers in the space program. It’s a book that’s spawned an Academy Award-nominated movie and has brought to the fore the accomplishments of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, the brilliant Black women who worked […]
Christina Simmons is a history professor, tasked with teaching about women and their works, lives and contributions to the various aspects of our past and modern lives.
By Sean C. Bowers Local Voices Correspondent New Journal and Guide Start your month off right with an evening of local poetry readings each 1st Thursday at Granny’s Country Cooking in Norfolk’s Park Place Neighborhood (636 West 35th Street, across from The Venue) Telephone 626-3424. This Guide-On-Your-Side is the next logical step in the […]
By Brenda H. Andrews Publisher New Journal and Guide At least twice a year, New Journal and Guide observes and remembers the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This week, we pause to memorialize his untimely death on April 4, 1968 at the hands of an assassin while he was in Memphis, […]
NORFOLK Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church led by Dr. Kirk T. Houston celebrated Black History Month with an original production depicting the Black journey in America. Written, produced, directed and performed by an abundance of talented members of the Gethsemane church family, the play presented a series of “honorable mention” scenes that began in Africa […]