Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 12 hours ago

Sister Tarpley: A Small Group That Prays

By: Sister Shirley Tarpley, NDG Religion Editor “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place.  When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ Luke 11:...

by Staff - 1 day ago

Bring Amani to the Bay to be our new Bay View editor

Passing the torch Introduction by Mary Ratcliff One evening when Amani wanted to see some sights, we stopped at San Francisco’s palatial City Hall, where we were let in by a friendly deputy, A. Kendall, because we’re press even though it was a little...

by Staff - 1 day ago

60 Years Ago: Many Affected By School Closings Never Graduated

The summer before the fall of 1958, Mary Jane Hardly Birdsong, then 16, recalls she was busy. She was a senior at Maury High School where she and  her classmates were readying for the  most important nine months  of their young lives – Senior Year. S...

by Staff - 1 day ago

‘No Small Potatoes’ sprouts a new view

By: Terri Schlichenmeyer Hard work pays off. Your parents have said that; your teachers, too. Stop messin’, start paying attention, knuckle down, do your work, and see what happens. Hard work pays off, and in the new book “No Small P...

by Staff - 2 days ago

Black Women Less Likely To Follow-Up Breast Cancer Treatments

Black breast cancer survivors exist because they often act like Wilma Rudolph, the track star many called the fastest woman on earth in the 1960s. This does not mean the average breast cancer survivor sprinted through the disease and walked away with...

by Staff - 2 days ago

Casino Gaming In Virginia?

By Shedrick Byrd What’s happening to Casino gaming?  Within the last six months my visits to three different casinos have been disastrous.  There were times I went to casinos to enjoy the suspense and excitement of gaming.  But lately I have had lots...

by Staff - 2 days ago

NSU Celebrates 2018 Homecoming Week

NORFOLK Norfolk State University’s 2018 Homecoming Celebration opened its week-long activities on Sunday October 14 with a Gospel Show featuring national recording artist  Artist KiKi Sheard.  The Detroit native transformed the Joe Echols Hall stage...

by Staff - 2 days ago

Rashid transferred to Sussex II Prison

by Dustin McDaniel, Abolitionist Law Center Dear Rashid supporters: Rashid drew this self portrait in 2013. Rashid wasn’t transferred out of state; instead, he was transferred to Sussex II, another Virginia prison. He has been put under extraordinari...