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By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal ad Guide Capt. Janet H. Days, a 1999 Old Dominion University graduate recently assumed command of the...

National Commentary

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia As 2022 closed, Black Americans saw gains with historic candidates and timely legislation. President...

Black History

By Rosaland Tyler Associate Editor New Journal and Guide Sheer necessity pushed African Americans to organize the 1917 NAACP Silent Protest Parade in New...

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National Commentary

By New Journal and Guide Staff Norfolk, VA The newly installed Mary McLeod Bethune Statue in the National Statuary Hall State Collection stands 11...

Hampton Roads Community News

By Jaylen Scott Winter Intern New Journal and Guide PORTSMOUTH The Hampton Roads Community Health Center held a grand opening of their new building,...

Civil

Thirty-two years after the videotape of the vicious beating of Rodney King by nightstick wielding police officers in Los Angeles, the incident involving Tyre...

Hampton Roads Community News

NORFOLK A group of more than 30 Hampton Roads-area pastors and ministers recently announced their support for the candidacy of Delegate Angelia Williams Graves...

Civil

By Wornie Reed, Ph.D Memphis reminds me of a sad part of my youth. As a teenager in Alabama, I studiously avoided police officers,...

Black Business News

By Jaylen Scott Winter Intern New Journal and Guide Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a prominent African American journalist and activist. She played a big...

Black Arts and Culture

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks resisted a bus driver’s order to give up...

Hampton Roads Community News

NORFOLK In observance of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., area residents gathered at the Attucks Theatre to hear inspirational speeches before...

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