Thursday, March 30, 2017

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The oldest Black business industry in America began 190 years ago this month. On March 16, 1827, the first edition of the “Freedom’s Journal” was published, thrusting African-Americans into the bustling publishing business. At the time, Blacks in America weren’t ...

A week before her death in the summer of 2012, State Senator Yvonne B. Miller held her last political meeting. Instead of sitting at a table in an ornate office, she conducted it as she lay in her death bed. ...

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s recent proposed budget reduction for Historically Black Colleges and Universities was met with this statement from Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04). “When during the campaign, the president repeatedly asked the African-American community what do we have ...

If the Republican-backed Affordable Health Care Act  (AHCA) is passed, millions of Americans currently enrolled in Obamacare would lose their  insurance and see fewer benefits and higher costs, especially if you are poor and working class. Research by the Commonwealth ...

The five-story  office building which houses the Willis Broadcasting Co. and other small Black-owned businesses at 645 Church Street is up for sale or lease, according to  the Norfolk  office of S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company. A Nusbaum Realty sign indicating that ...

(TriceEdneyWire.com) In 1960, Blacks in Virginia watched as the state changed the laws against trespass to make it a more serious crime, and the penalty was raised from a $100 fine to $1,000.  This action was taken by the then ...

Since the election of Donald Trump in November, there have been almost 1,000 reported hate crimes targeting Muslims, Arabs, African-Americans, Latinos and other people of color, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. This means that the increase has occurred ...

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 ...

“Women must feel their responsibility for  promoting the physical, mental and spiritual advance of the race through study,” Dr. Dorothy B. Ferebee told congregants at a Women’s Day Observance at Norfolk’s St. John’s AME Church in 1935. According to the ...

VIRGINIA BEACH Battle of the news stations – who is better? Cooking that is … channel WTKR vs. WVEC? A charity event on Saturday, April 8, 2017 will produce the answer during an outdoor celebrity cook-off to support the Food ...

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