Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month
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Norfolk State University celebrates Black History Month

As part of Black History Month, Norfolk State University will pay tribute to the contributions African-Americans have made throughout the United States and in the Commonwealth of Virginia by hosting panel discussions, several art exhibits, special lectures and performing arts events. The university will host several “signature events,” that will explore topics such as the … Continue reading

Original song nominees at Oscars is battle of the pop stars
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Original song nominees at Oscars is battle of the pop stars

NEW YORK (AP) — The race for best original song at the Academy Awards is a full-blown battle of the 20-something pop stars, with Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and the Weeknd up for the honor this year. In recent years chart-topping singers who co-wrote their songs have earned nominations for original song at the Golden … Continue reading

Streaming channels, the gifts that keeps on giving
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Streaming channels, the gifts that keeps on giving

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about streaming services to consider as holiday gifts, The Associated Press erroneously reported that SlingTV doesn’t make “Monday Night Football” available on tablets. It does. ___ Looking for a holiday present that’s a perfect fit, procrastinator-friendly and a constant reminder of your generosity? Consider a gift … Continue reading

Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more
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Obama honoring Streisand, Spielberg, Yogi Berra and more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation’s highest civilian award on Tuesday, including the first African-American woman elected to Congress, one of the greatest catchers in baseball history and a “Funny Girl.” “Today we celebrate some extraordinary people: innovators, artists and leaders who contribute to America’s strength as a nation,” … Continue reading

Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race
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Criminal justice issues showing up in 2016 presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago. The 2016 presidential race has accelerated an evolution away from the traditional tough-on-crime candidate. A Republican Party that’s long taken a law-and-order stance … Continue reading