Friday, May 26, 2017

Rosaland Tyler

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 […]

When James Baldwin left America and moved into a comfy home in the South of France several decades ago, he did not aim to start a war. But that is  the situation these days. About two decades after Baldwin died of stomach cancer at age 63 in his home in the South of France,  a […]

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor Andrew Shannon, who heads the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of the Peninsula, has encountered widespread criticism after he drove to the nation’s capital with a delegation, and presented a proclamation to U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Shannon said  he drove to D.C., aiming to recycle  the teachings of the […]

The same day that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly insulted Congresswoman Maxine Waters by comparing her hairstyle to a James Brown wig–White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer actually told April Ryan, (a grown, 49-year-old woman who works for American Urban Radio Networks) to stop shaking her head in a White House press conference. Meanwhile, two […]

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 […]

A few years ago, Vashti Dubois turned her home in Philadelphia into the Colored Girls Museum aiming to help others see the past from a different angle. Black women in Philadelphia liked the idea so much that they donated countless artifacts including quilts, a painting of the singer Lauryn Hill, hand tools, and wooden statues. […]