Category : News

by Staff - 5 hours ago

ALERT: Does SMOKING GUN on Paul Manafort implicate Trump?

ALERT: Does SMOKING GUN on Paul Manafort implicate Trump? Are you ready for the Manafort update? Hold on to your britches. When we last left off, this boondoggle pitted Mueller against Manafort, as the special prosecutor investigates 2006 allegations...

by Staff - 6 hours ago

Jackson Voter Turnout Tour Includes Stop In Norfolk

For three days this week, Rev. Jesse Jackson, members of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and local political leaders, held a series of rallies and forums throughout Virginia to spur voter registration and turnout for the state’s General Electio...

by Staff - 6 hours ago

CBC Hosts Forum About Racism On College Campuses

Congressional Democrats, led by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, recently hosted a forum on Capito...

by Staff - 6 hours ago

Jones Featured In NYT Story On School Integration Project

The New York Times Magazine recently featured Circuit Court Judge Jerrauld C. Jones, one of seven young African- American males who integrated the Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg beginning in 1967. Jones arrived on campus and became a member o...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

Local Voices: Defeating America’s Legacy of Racism

“We need to become drum majors for equality, justice and peace.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.      Some things never change, do they?  Or, some things change slowly … but surely, don’t they?  Here we are 50 years after […] The post Local Voice...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

White House Names HBCU Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. Johnathan Holifield, a former National Football League player, has been named the director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The White House kicked off its annual three-day summit on Monda...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

Victoria Time: A Wake-up Call for Women in Africa

The way Victoria Time sees it, “African women carry too heavy a load on their heads and their backs, literally and figuratively.” The goal of her latest book, “Women’s Social and Legal Issues in African Current Affairs: Lifting the Barriers,” […...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

IBWC Prepares for 33rd Women’s Conference

The International Black Women’s Congress (IBWC) will hold its 33rd annual conference Sept. 22-24 at the Wyndham Oceanfront Hotel in Virginia Beach. The conference will feature at least two dozen scholars who will speak on various social, political, a...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

Highway Marker In Lynchburg Recalls Racist History Story

LYNCHBURG An estimated 225 people attended the unveiling on Sept. 16 of a new state historical marker recalling  the tragic story of Ota Benga. The marker was issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for Ota Benga, a young […] Th...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

23rd Annual Sickle Cell Walk on Campus of NSU

NORFOLK Several hundred people turned Saturday out at Dick Price Stadium on the campus of Norfolk State University to support the fight against Sickle Cell disease. The fund-raising walk raises money to continue to combat a malady that affects so [&#...

by Staff - 7 hours ago

Bernie Casey, former Rams player turned actor, dies at 78

Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. He was 78.Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief...