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Jonathan Butler Performs for Norfolk

NORFOLK, VA – The fine dining establishment, Brothers Norfolk, hosted a sold-out, three-day concert last weekend, starring South African singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler. The event kicked off on Friday with the music he made throughout his career. One tune dates back to when he was 15 years old. Butler has been in the professional scene since … Continue reading

Sierra Jenkins, beyond the walls of journalism
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Sierra Jenkins, beyond the walls of journalism

NORFOLK, VA — To know Sierra Jenkins was to know that while she was graceful, she was also not afraid to stand up for herself and others. Jenkins, a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot, was one of three lives claimed by Chicho’s Pizza Backstage shooting in downtown Norfolk on March 19. She was 25 years old.  … Continue reading

Freshman designer on fashion today, tomorrow and yesterday
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Freshman designer on fashion today, tomorrow and yesterday

NORFOLK, VA — Norfolk State University fashion design major Akin White created his own fashion designs through several fashion trends.    White, a freshman known as “Uno,” was inspired by the late 60s and early 70s semi-formal and early 2000s streetwear fashions.  White believed that fashion movements have a time and purpose.  He added, “If it … Continue reading

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LightSkinKeisha and Toosii light up Echols Gym for SpartaFest Concert

NORFOLK, VA — Lightskinkeisha and Toosii came out on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, for Norfolk State’s “Something in Sparta” concert. Although many students resold their tickets leading up to the event because of their disappointment with the concert lineup, the overall feedback from students was that it was still a great experience. Lightskinkeisha closely engaged … Continue reading

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Hampton University planning to clear balance for current students

HAMPTON, VA — In April 2022, Hampton University announced that they would be clearing all outstanding balances for students enrolled in the Spring 2022 term. Soon to be former Hampton University President Harvey released the following statement, “Recognizing that many Hampton University students and their families have continued to experience financial hardships and have suffered … Continue reading

Sonja Stills, trailblazer in the making
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Sonja Stills, trailblazer in the making

NORFOLK, VA — Sonja Stills made history as the first female commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Division I. Before working for the conference, Stills received her bachelor’s degree in human services counseling from Old Dominion University and her master’s degree in counseling from Hampton University. She … Continue reading

Charlamagne Tha God on advocating for mental health and healing of Black trauma
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Charlamagne Tha God on advocating for mental health and healing of Black trauma

By Ian Williams NORFOLK, VA — Charlamagne Tha God came to Norfolk State University for the first time as a speaker for the Mass Communications and Journalism Department’s 2022 MCJR Week. Charlamagne spoke about overcoming obstacles during his childhood in South Carolina, failed career attempts, establishing his platform and using life experiences to create other … Continue reading

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett talks future of vaccine research
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Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett talks future of vaccine research

NORFOLK, VA — Students, faculty, and staff came to the Brown Memorial Hall Theater as Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett spoke as the keynote speaker of the RISE 2022 Conference. Dr. Corbett, who is one of the leading scientists responsible for developing the Moderna mRNA vaccine, sat down with Dr. Felicia Mebane, Interim Executive Director for the … Continue reading

Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University
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Faculty strike uncovers financial missteps at Howard University

WASHINGTON, DC — Howard University made headlines once again as teaching staff and adjunct faculty threatened to walk off of the job on the grounds of inadequate pay and other unfair labor practices. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 represents over 150 non-tenure-track professors and 200 adjunct faculty. They are “among the lowest-paid … Continue reading