Category : Community

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

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 - 1 month ago

2017 Soiree En Blanc

NORFOLK The 5th annual Soiree En Blanc sponsored by the Toulon, France Committee of the Norfolk Sister City Association was held this year on a private waterfront residence near the Botanical Garden. The annual event is the committee’s major fundrais...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Portsmouth NAACP Hosts Political Forum

PORTSMOUTH The Portsmouth Branch NAACP held its annual Membership Breakfast and Political Forum on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Rogers Brown Restaurant before a packed crowd. Minister Michael Goodman, Chairman of Religious Affairs, served as the morning M.C....

by Staff - 1 month ago

Area II NAACP ACT-SO Olympians Bring Home The Gold

HAMPTON ROADS Six local Area II NAACP ACT-SO competitors at the National NAACP Convention returned home as gold medal winners in the 39th Annual National ACT-SO Competition. They join the prestigious rank of Area II winners (Gold, Silver or Bronze [&...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Donations Help Chesapeake Fire Victims Still In Need

HAMPTON ROADS Local businesses, organizations and individuals are making donations to help residents displaced by the devastating 4-alarm fire at Chesapeake Crossing Apartments July 15, 2017. Some of the senior residents affected by the disaster stil...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Norfolk (VA) Kappa Alumni Chapter Awarded For Work With Youth

HAMPTON ROADS During the meeting of the Eastern Province Council of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. earlier this year, John JP Paige, was awarded the medium chapter Burt V. Watkins Guide Right Director of the Year for his innovative leadership [R...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Congressman McEachin Announces Three Grants to Help Youth

RICHMOND Congressman Donald McEachin recently announced three grants that will help Virginia youth. The first grant of $736,000 was awarded to the Virginia Department of Health to provide resources for the Virginia Youth Suicide Prevention Program. T...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Mrs. Catherine Nicholson Celebrates 101 Years

Mrs. Catherine Nicholson celebrated her 101st birthday on July 26, 2017 with family and friends. She ascribes her longevity to “Keeping her hands in God’s Hand.” Friends and family say even through she has reached this age, her mind is as […] T...