Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Few used the term mentoring in the 1960s, when Dr. Jeremiah Williams transferred from a segregated high school in Newport News to the newly integrated James Blair High School in Williamsburg.

Last November voters in Portsmouth denied then Mayor Kenneth Wright another term and replaced him with former city manager John Rowe.

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The goal of  the nation’s public education system is to  prepare our children to feed a pipeline of skilled, innovative  and productive citizens to create and use technology to fuel ...

Bruce L. Turner is used to gazing into an audience and seeing blank or puzzled expressions when he talks about his great-great-great grandfather, Nat Turner.

Submitted By Virgal Lowery Special to the New Journal and Guide School spirit never dies for the alumni of Norfolk’s Booker T. Washington High School. A relatively new group has taken up the cause of providing support for the students ...

President Donald Trump’s most recent provocation – suddenly issuing an order banning the admission into the United States of refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries – created chaos and fury that had to be expected.

The Rev. Dr. Robert G. Murray was impressed with the church-owned school he toured at a denominational meeting in Texas; to the point that he returned home to Norfolk, and launched READY Academy at the historic First Baptist Church-Bute Street. ...

By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic James Baldwin, the intellectual, civil rights activist and renowned author, left behind some biting and enlightening words about racism and the status of the Black community that are just as relevant today in ...

NORFOLK Recognition and awards to area history makers was a theme at the Norfolk Public Library during its opening weekend events February 4 and 5. On Saturday, February 4, NPL kicked off its month-long recognition of African American history at ...

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide During his career as head of the Tuskegee Institute’s Agriculture Department, George Washington Carver,  sought to teach farmers to cultivate crops other than cotton to feed themselves and secure economic security. ...

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