Friday, June 23, 2017

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HAMPTON A national initiative, HOPE CREW, was launched at Fort Monroe National Monument in Hampton on June 19 that will help preserve the fort’s historic structures. In partnership with the National Park Service and the Fort Monroe Authority, HOPE Crew will deploy a team of national experts and young, local participants to rehabilitate Fort Monroe […]

When  Glen Mason first  waded into the field of mainstream media in the early 1970s, the waters of Jim Crow racism were receding, but yet alive. It was somewhat historic when Glen Mason became “head copy boy” and later an editorial assistant at the daily Ledger-Star newspaper in Norfolk.  William “Bill” Forbes was the first […]

On June 16, President Donald J. Trump traveled to southern Florida to announce what seems to be a partial roll back of the Obama-era policies to normalize  political and economic relations with Cuba. Supporters of the reforms imposed by President Obama in 2014 say they are relieved Trump did not dismantle all of the reforms. […]

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 […]

NORRISTOWN Saturday morning, June 17, Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill finally bent to the will of the jury and declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case. “The legacy remains intact,” said Andrew Wyatt, the longtime spokesman for the legendary entertainer. “For Gloria Allred and all those other lawyers, tell them to go […]

Members of the Concerned Citizens of Booker T. Washington High School (CCBTWHS) plan on going before the Norfolk Public School Board to voice their concerns about the physical conditions of the facility and get an idea on the division’s future plans for the school. CCBTWHS leaders, for the second time this year,  say they will be standing before […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Bobby Scott issued the following statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia: “In 1959, Mildred and Richard Loving were charged with violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage.  This injustice launched a courageous legal challenge that culminated in the Supreme Court ruling on […]

The Trump-Pence Administration is launching an  effort  to weaken the civil rights enforcement mechanisms in the  Department of Justice (DOJ) Offices of Civil Rights (OCR) in each of the federal agencies. Sounding an alarm, activists and groups  representing Blacks, labor, LGBT, disabled and  women are calling for an effort to fight back against the Trump Administration’s  efforts. […]

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 […]

MIAMI Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company, announced that its CEO Arnold Donald was named the top-ranked global executive for his strong leadership and commitment to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace and for serving as an inspiring role model. Donald topped the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders list and was honored […]