Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 4 days ago

The Cracker Jack

The Gantt Report By Lucius Gantt       I believe so-called big issues the National Democratic Party will focus on to generate votes in upcoming elections are Obamacare, gun control, war in the East, an increase in the minimum wage and immigration ref...

by Staff - 4 days ago

The United States of Overreaction

By Matthew Johnson       On July 4, at a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona, six police officers were asked to either move out of a customer’s line of sight or leave the establishment because they were making a patron uncomfortable—for being police. As a pr...

by Staff - 4 days ago

Sweetpea Original Art Painting

PORTSMOUTH Ken Wright  is now an artist in residence at the D’Art Studio in Norfolk off Boush Street.  In 1984, he was the chief illustrator for the News Department at the Virginian Pilot  and the first African-American to do so. Pernell “Sweetpea” W...

by Staff - 4 days ago

ComEd prepares for excessive heat

With forecasts for the longest stretch of consecutive days in the upper 90s since 2012 this week, ComEd is increasing crew staffing, proactively opening its Emergency Operations Center and readying equipment to respond quickly if power outages occur....

by Staff - 4 days ago

Mental Health Stigma Still Affecting African Americans

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Historically, seeking psychotherapy has been difficult for African Americans, said Dr. Viola Drancoli, a licensed clinical psychologist who wrote a master thesis about the barriers to se...

by Staff - 4 days ago

Hundreds Gather For Whitaker’s Candle Light Vigil

By Randy Singleton New Journal and Guide NORFOLK Family, friends, and fans from across Hampton Roads gathered Tuesday evening (July 16) for a candlelight vigil to honor the life and legacy of boxing hall of famer Pernell “Sweetpea” Whitaker at Whitak...

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Requiem For A Boxing Legend

By Glen Mason Community Correspondent The New Journal and Guide Boxing wasn’t my beat as a sports writer. But I knew Clyde Taylor who was running a good boxing program in an area known for basketball and football instead of the sweet science … boxing...

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FSS A Community of Relations

By Carine Eugene What is FSS? The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a program that helps HUD assisted Families to increase their earned income and build financial capability and assets, reducing the dependency on welfare assistance and rental...