Thursday, March 23, 2017

Women’s History Month

“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 ...

“A former student  recalled that when Miss Margaret Gordon  stood in the halls of Jacox  Junior High School  she could silence  the students with a glance. “She was tough; she was good. She was known as ‘Warden Gordon’. But everyone ...

(TriceEdneyWire.com) At my church, we sing a song entitled “I’m Not Tired Yet.”  I love that song because it gives me the energy and the inspiration to persevere. Originally performed by The Mississippi Mass Choir, “I’m Not Tired Yet” allows ...

In January of 2009, Michelle Robinson Obama became the first African-American  first lady of the United States as wife of its first Black President Barack H. Obama. Mrs. Obama,  a trained lawyer, health care corporate executive, once mentored her husband ...

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide There are over 40 listings on the American Cancer Society Calendar related to the awareness, fight and prevention efforts addressing cancer in America  and around the world. January is National ...

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide History remembers Willa Bazemore because she tended to leave situations better off than she found them. She held many historic posts. But she succeeded at every turn because she had a ...

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide Before Ida Barbour opened the first day care center for children of color in Portsmouth in 1910, she was an old hand at turning dreams into reality. Born in 1878, she ...

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The demographic composition of the Newport News City Council is a unique one.  There is a 4-3 Black majority. Also,  the panel has a 4-3 majority of women. Councilwoman Sandra P. ...

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide Ninety-five years ago on November 2, 1920, women in all of the states of the union were allowed to vote for president, electing the 34th Chief Executive, Warren G. Harding. ...

By Julianne Malveaux (TriceEdneyWire.com) Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madame CJ Walker.  One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens ...

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