Friday, May 26, 2017


NORFOLK The second annual College Signing Day presented by the Norfolk, Virginia Alumni Chapter, of  Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Guide Right Program Director, John “JP” Paige, and the Kappa League Coordinator, Hughes Valmond, in coordination with the School Counseling Department of Booker T. Washington High School, was held on May 17, 2017. The purpose […]

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 […]

NORFOLK About 200 guests gathered at the downtown Slover Library on Saturday night, April 1 for the inaugural Metallic Gala showcasing original fashions by African American designers. The event was hosted by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library and was a fundraiser for literacy services and multicultural activities presented by the city’s library system. […]

NORFOLK On Saturday, March 25, 2017, two progressive organizations were at Norfolk’s Booker T. Washington High School for a program highlighting dialogue on education issues from youth perspectives. XQ Institute, an organization dedicated to rethinking high school in America, and Youth Speaks, the convener of the Brave New Voices Network and the country’s leading youth […]

NORFOLK The Virginia Zoo has partnered with the YMCA of South Hampton Roads to bring you “Zoo Tracks,” a new walking program that encourages members and visitors to exercise and become a ‘Zoo Walker”. “The Zoo / YMCA walking program is the perfect partnership that provides a variety of fun and engaging walking maps that […]

NORFOLK The 14th annual Organ Donation Awareness Gala hosted by the International Black Women’s Congress (IBWC) will be held April 8, 2017 at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside. Dr. Clive O. Callender, M.D. will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Callender is professor of surgery at Howard University Medical School. He was also the first African-American surgeon to […]

NORFOLK The members of the Chi Beta Chi Social Club recently donated $500 to the School Store of the Richard Bowling Elementary School. Members of the club, which was founded in 1912, presented a check to the school’s Principal Eric Goodman in the store. According to Arthur Copeland, a leader of the social club,  the organization adopted […]

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My […]

NORFOLK The Lambda Omega Scholarship, Talent Hunt and Social Action Foundation, in conjunction with Lambda Omega Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Norfolk, hosted its annual Talent Hunt at Second Calvary Baptist Church in Norfolk on March 19. Nine area high school students competed for cash awards and the opportunity to represent the chapter at the fraternity’s Third […]

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 is working  on its first budget  and while agencies such as Housing and Urban Development […]