Monday, June 26, 2017

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Let’s say you lost your job during the Great Recession of 2007-2009, lost your home to foreclosure, or wealth flew out of the window; experts say stop brooding, get busy, and make up for lost time. A growing number of reports show people of color lost more household wealth than whites from 1983 to 2013. […]

In 2007, Chesapeake writer Brenda Anderson wrote a thoughtful, 117-page, self-help book about her grandmother who died in 2006 at age 93 of colon cancer. After she wrapped up the book on her grandmother, many of the lessons that her grandmother taught her about fortitude and faith streamed through her mind because nurses were now […]

Ask Jamilla Burney-Divens how she moved from being the first female drum major in high school, to recently being promoted to the regional operations chief for the Virginia Department of Corrections- Eastern Region, and she will say she has a habit of finding her way to the front line. Here are the facts. Burney-Divens was […]

The Republican base continues to shrink, according to a new analysis of the 2016 election. The analysis found non-college-educated whites declined as a share of the electorate even in the key Midwestern states that tipped the election to Trump. Specifically, the data analysis on 2016 voting, conducted for The Atlantic by Robert Griffin and Ruy […]

Norfolk’s Attucks Theater will welcome CNN host W. Kamau Bell to its stage on June 10 at 8 p.m. Bell is touring the nation to support the second season of his CNN show, “United Shades of America,”  which airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. Bell, who characterizes himself as a sociopolitical comedian, has explored an […]

Yes, it takes a village and The Daddyman Project aims to accomplish that feat on May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Green Run High School in Virginia Beach. The free event is sponsored by Gentleman Making A Change, a mentoring group that has served over 600 male students since it was launched in Virginia Beach […]

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 […]

It will be a type of encore presentation when Chef Danielle Saunders returns to Norfolk State University to whip up several sampler dishes at “A Taste of NSU,” a community engagement event that will be held on campus on May 18 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Saunders has whipped up exotic cuisine for well-known celebrities like […]

When Terrance Afer-Anderson was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, he could have retreated from the world or crawled into a shell; instead he decided to build a bridge. But Afer-Anderson is one of many in Hampton Roads who has helped to build bridges that connect underserved minority communities to quality healthcare. The point is […]

From Various Wire Service Reports NEW YORK New York City and other law enforcement officials are still seeking to piece together the cause of the reasons for the death of  Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, whose body was found floating in the Hudson River last week. As the investigation into her death continues, homicide has not been […]