Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University captured the Talmadge Layman Hill Men’s Award, while Florida A&M University captured the Mary McLeod Bethune Women’s All-Sports Award, the MEAC announced on Wednesday. The All-Sports Awards are indicators of the overall strengths of the conference’s men’s and women’s athletic programs. Each institution was presented with a $20,000 check during a reception […]

NORFOLK It was a homecoming of sorts when Chef Danielle Saunders returned to Norfolk State University for a cooking demonstration at “Taste of NSU,” on May 18. Chef Danielle began her college education at NSU before returning to her home in New Jersey and pursuing a career in culinary arts. She became the first black […]

African-Americans age 65 and older are dying at a slower rate than whites of the same age, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Blacks, age 65 and older, began living longer than whites starting in 1999. Specifically, the African-American death rate (for those 65 and older) dropped to […]

NORFOLK Norfolk State held its 2017 Commencement exercises Saturday afternoon (May 6) at the Scope arena. Nina Turner, a commentator on CNN and other cable networks, delivered a heart-felt, motivational commencement address to a capacity crowd in the downtown Norfolk arena. Turner challenged the students to remember the struggles and sacrifices of their ancestors and […]

NORFOLK Persons attending the 100th NSU commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, heard some “breaking news.” Henceforth, the university’s Honors College shall be called the Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College, or the “R.C. Nusbaum Honors College.” According to Dr. Page Laws, who heads the Honors College, perhaps no one was more surprised at the announcement […]

Some area residents already know him for his famous “sweet potato pies,” even calling him “The Sweet Potato Man.” Click here to buy tickets. Tod Wilson, a 25-year baker and distributor, is a native of Portsmouth and a graduate of I.C. Norcom, who began Mr. Tod’s Pie Factory in 2002 by selling his signature bite-size […]

HAMPTON ROADS Colleges and universities are preparing for their annual graduation ceremonies for students who have successfully completed their requirements. Old Dominion University will graduate the most students during its 126th Commencement Exercises. More than 2,750 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees will be conferred. Because of the growth of the number of degree recipients and […]

When L. Frank Baum published his classic novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in 1900, he likely had no idea that the subsequent 1902 Broadway musical adaptation, “The Wizard of Oz,” would one day receive frequent productions featuring exclusively African-American casts. The latest local rendition, jointly staged by Norfolk State University and the Virginia Stage […]

From the first to the last days of life, we will write many chapters in life’s book detailing with successes, failures and surprises. Allison Moore is a college graduate, a housewife, mother of three, human resources manager, and a partner in a non-profit that helps the homeless community and orphaned children. She  is also CEO of […]

Thanks to a fresh new partnership between Norfolk State University and the Virginia Stage Co., eager scrub-faced students and seasoned actors will put a new spin on “The Wiz” at the Wells Theatre from April 11-30. Whether you focus on the new partners that Dorothy accumulates while she travels down the fabled yellow brick road […]