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– In Celebration of 115 Years – New Journal & Guide To Honor 11 Area Citizens

The New Journal and Guide will observe its 115th year of business and community service on October 24, 2015 with the 2nd Annual Impacting Lives Breakfast ceremony. The event will recognize 11 citizens who have made a significant impact on the lives of people in Hampton Roads and/or beyond for more than one generation.

Persons to be honored at that time are: Sen. Kenneth Alexander, Judy Anderson, Ellis James, Dr. Keith Jones, Gaylene Kanoyton, Sen. Louise Lucas, Gary McCollum, Sen. Yvonne Miller (Posthumous), E. George Minns, Leonard Parson, and a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Father Joseph Green.

The New Journal and Guide dates its history to 1900 and is the oldest Black weekly newspaper in Virginia. It has outlasted many other newspapers that began in the early 20th century and is the third oldest continuously published Black weekly in America.

From the paper’s inception as a newsletter that became a newspaper under founding Publisher P.B. Young. Sr. through the segregated 1960s to the present, the paper has been a staple in homes and communities around Hampton Roads and the nation. Generations of African-Americans have relied on the newspaper to “to tell their story,” to print news about their everyday community life and about world events that affect them, to provide them with a resource that positively supports the community’s growth and development.

Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance no later than Monday, October 19 by calling (757) 543-6531.

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