Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 3 months ago

“An Evening With Frederick Douglass”

VIRGINIA BEACH The African-American Cultural Center, Inc. (AACC) hosted an Evening With Frederick Douglass at the Zeiders American Dream Theater on Friday, March 29. The evening included a reception and the impersonating skills of national renowned a...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Neo-Nazi Receives Life for 2017 Hate Crime

By NJG Staff CHARLOTTESVILLE A jury recommended a life sentence for avowed neo-Nazi James Alex Fields Jr., 21, of Ohio, who pleaded guilty to hate crimes in federal court on March 27 and is scheduled to be sentenced July 3. Fields admitted guilt to 2...

by Staff - 3 months ago

VCIC Presents Annual Humanitarian Awards To Community Members

HAMPTON ROADS This 55th presentation of the  2019 Humanitarian Awards Dinner by the Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) was held on March 28, 2019, at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. The awards celebration...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Legacy of Tuskegee Airmen Lives On With Youth Flight Academy

By The Chicago Crusader The number of legendary Tuskegee Airmen is getting smaller every year. But members of the nation’s first Black group of military aviators who are still alive and those who have ascended into glory must be proud of what some cu...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Dr. Jessica Dodd book signing

Dr. Jessica Dodd, founder and CEO of Your Pharmacy Advocate, is participating in a book signing 6-8 p.m. April 5 at The Silver Center, 10202 E. Washington St. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dodd co-authored the book collaboration “I Survived,”…

by Staff - 3 months ago

The mind before, during and after opioid abuse

In recent years, society went from describing opioid abuse as a moral failing to framing it as a disease. The change in tone is fitting because substance abuse is not just a physical problem.

by Staff - 3 months ago

First confirmed measles case in Dallas confirmed

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting its first confirmed case of measles in a Dallas resident since 2017. The individual had been exposed to another confirmed measles case from Tarrant County at their mutual workplace in Dalla...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Census 2020: All Must Be Counted

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia While every Census faces challenges and even controversies, the count remains important,” said Terri Ann Lowenthal, a consultant to many census stakeholders and former staff director for...