Bosnian first-graders reach out to deaf schoolmate
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Bosnian first-graders reach out to deaf schoolmate

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When Mirzana Coralic asked the primary school in her Sarajevo neighborhood whether they would enroll her deaf son, teacher Sanela Ljumanovic volunteered without thinking much about it. Then September came and 6-year-old Zejd was there, silently sitting on one of the school’s benches, his eyes wide open. At the time, no … Continue reading

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

Kaine, Warner hold roundtable on student debt with Virginia college students
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Kaine, Warner hold roundtable on student debt with Virginia college students

WASHINGTON – Student leaders from 20 Virginia colleges traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to discuss their challenges paying for college and the impact of rising student loan obligations during a roundtable conversation organized by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA). The students represented a diverse cross-section of Virginia’s … Continue reading

First Baptist Church bell ringing kicks off in Williamsburg with “Concert for Hope” gala on Feb. 1
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First Baptist Church bell ringing kicks off in Williamsburg with “Concert for Hope” gala on Feb. 1

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Tuesday, Jan. 26) – Founded in 1776 by enslaved men and women, the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, one of the country’s oldest African-American houses of worship¹, will celebrate its 240th anniversary with the first ringing of its restored bell, which has laid silent since the days of segregation. In honor of the … Continue reading

Chewning steps aside as Rector, but remains on BOV
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Chewning steps aside as Rector, but remains on BOV

Norfolk State University Board of Visitors Rector Thomas N. Chewning is stepping aside and returning to his board position as an at-large member. Current Vice Rector Dr. Byron L. Cherry Sr. will serve as acting rector until officer elections are held during the March board meeting. The change is effective immediately. “Norfolk State University is an … Continue reading

Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools
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Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday, Jan. 20, for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, which faces a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a possible strike in a matter of months. Senate GOP Leader Christine … Continue reading

“Let Freedom Ring Challenge” tolls for Black History Month in Williamsburg
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“Let Freedom Ring Challenge” tolls for Black History Month in Williamsburg

Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is honored to endorse the Let Freedom Ring Challenge, an important event in Virginia taking place during Black History Month. This remarkable initiative spotlights the Black church’s legacy and through storytelling … Continue reading

Norfolk State University commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Norfolk State University commemorates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Michael L. Grantham Every year, the public, students, organizations, and faculty members are welcome to participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. walk. This year at Norfolk State was no different. During this walk, students had the chance to bond with one another by coming together and walking to show respect for the accomplishments … Continue reading

National Labs Day at Howard showcases career opportunities, free and open to NSU students
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National Labs Day at Howard showcases career opportunities, free and open to NSU students

Howard University, Washington, D.C., is hosting a DOE/NNSA National Laboratories Day Career Fair on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Research Building. Students interested in participating should register soon since some events are first-come, first-served. Registration and information about the event is available at http://www.labsrecruiting.com. The event is open to … Continue reading

Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event
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Urban League honors community leaders at NSU event

The Urban League of Hampton Roads has named Mr. James Church, Ms. Sharon Durrette-Hunt, Dr. Ashby Kilgore, Dr. Avi Santo and Mr. Bruce Thompson as its 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leader award winners. The awardees will be honored at the Urban League’s 32nd Martin Luther King Community Leaders’ Breakfast Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, 7:30 … Continue reading