Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Recently the city of New Orleans completed the removal of Civil War  Monuments as residents showed their opposition or support for removing them. Just recently in Charlottesville, Virginia,  the leader of  a White Supremacist group led a torch light procession through the city protesting that city’s efforts to remove them. Shortly afterwards, led by the city’s Mayor, […]

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promoting a new law that will require the state to maintain and preserve historic African-American cemeteries at a level comparable to the one the state uses for Confederate soldiers. McAuliffe signed the two bills into law on May 17. One measure will provide more than $34,000 for the restoration of two […]

Regina Mobley is proudly celebrating her 25th year as the Primary News Anchor for ABC-13 WVEC-TV, and 32 years in broadcasting in Hampton  Roads. A native of Norfolk, Mobley graduated from Granby High School in 1979 and went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University in 1983. She started her […]

( “After more than 250 years of debate, five constitutional amendments, decades of protest, and a handful of monumental Supreme Court decisions, the basic right of American citizens to vote in our elections is still not a settled matter. While minority voters no longer face literacy tests or have to guess how many marbles are […]

With two weeks remaining as of  May 25th before the  June 13 primary elections, Democratic and  Republican  candidates competing in state and local contests are making their final push to woe voters and inspire them to get to the polls on June 13. Both parties are fielding candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Open […]

Recently Norfolk Mayor Kenneth C. Alexander delivered his first “State of the City”  address outlining his administration’s achievements, frustrations and  future goals for continued growth of the city. A week earlier, he had conducted an hour-long interview with the New Journal Guide where he talked intimately about his views on various issues, policies and his own […]

In a rare display of bipartisanship in Congress, the United States House of Representatives voted to establish a commission to examine 400 years of African-American history. House bill H.R. 1242 is designed “to develop and carry out activities throughout the United States to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans in the English […]

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 […]

( Though he insists that he’s “really not leaving,” Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, the nationally renown president of the State Conference of the North Carolina NAACP, says he will be “transitioning” from the state presidency next month to join a national “poor people’s” campaign to address issues of poverty and social inequality. “I’m […]

The Florida NAACP is calling for the resignation of Bethune Cookman University President Edison O. Jackson, after students booed and turned their backs on U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who delivered the keynote address at commencement on May 10. At one point, Jackson interrupted DeVos to warn protesting students that if they continued to boo, […]