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Black Security Guard Who Saved Democracy Fifty Years Ago, 1972

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide These days the U.S. House of Representatives is holding hearings looking into the effort to derail the 2020 election by ex-President Donald Trump who urged rioters to attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Fifty years ago, […]

White House Program To Offer Paid Internships

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia President Biden and Vice President Harris have announced the launch of the White House Internship Program and that, for the first time in history, White House interns will be paid. The first session will commence in Fall 2022. “Too often, unpaid federal internships have been […]

President Biden Signs Landmark Police Reform Executive Order

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia President Joe Biden signed an executive order on police reform that he hopes will help prevent excessive force and encourage officers to intervene in such cases. “Two years ago, the murder of George Floyd exposed for many what Black and Brown communities have long known […]

Right-Wing Supreme Court

Since that nineteen-year period between 1954 and 1973, the Supreme Court has been moving back to its traditional role. For example, installing a president who did not win the election in Bush versus Gore, gutting the Voting Rights Act in Shelby versus Alabama, and now abolishing abortion.

Norfolk City Councilman Questions Sudden Departure of City’s Top Cop

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide In a surprise move, Police Chief Larry Boone announced on Wednesday April 6 that he is stepping down as Norfolk’s Top Cop after serving in that post since 2016. Boone, who was the city’s third Black Police Chief, said he is retiring at the end […]

Part One Exclusive Interview: Paul Riddick Consistent, Outspoken Voice For 30 Years Is Retiring

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide After 30 years serving Ward 4 on Norfolk’s City Council, the Honorable Paul Riddick will not seek reelection to another term. At this point, he has the distinction of being one of the longest-serving members of any […]

Plaintiffs Certain Appeals Court Won’t Overturn Va. Beach At-Large Ruling

By Leonard E. Colvin Chief Reporter New Journal and Guide The lead plaintiff in the suit and others supporting the abolition of Virginia Beach’s hybrid system of electing council and school board hope the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals does not overturn a lower court order issued last year which abolishes it. […]

2020 Census Vastly Undercounted Blacks & Hispanics; Overcounted Whites & Asians

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The COVID-19 pandemic and an administration that appeared to sabotage accuracy led to a consequential undercount in the number of Black, Hispanic, and Native American residents during the 2020 U.S. Census. Further, census officials admitted that they overcounted white and Asian residents. The bureau reported […]

Va. Beach Councilman Rouse To Run For State Senate

VIRGINIA BEACH Virginia Beach City Councilman Aaron Rouse announced his candidacy on Monday, March 14 for the State Senate in Virginia’s new 22nd District, which includes parts of the city of Virginia Beach. Rouse’s victory in this election would historically mark the first time a Black person represented Virginia Beach in the Virginia State Senate. […]

“Outraged”: Va. NAACP Attacks State’s Interim Education Report

RICHMOND, VA The Virginia State Conference NAACP (Virginia NAACP) recently issued a statement expressing its outrage at Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Executive Order One regarding how history should be taught in Virginia’s schools, and the subsequent interim Department of Education (DOE) report submitted to begin compliance with the order by Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. […]