Category : Black Local and National News

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

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

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 - 8 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...

by Staff - 1 day ago

District 6 signals great promise for the 2017-18 school year

By Joyce Foreman, Dallas ISD Trustee, District 6 The results are in, and I’m proud to announce that there are no low-performing schools in Dallas ISD District 6! Thanks to the tireless efforts of dedicated principals and teachers, and the partnership...