Norfolk State provides police liaison for SITW and offers safety tips
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Norfolk State provides police liaison for SITW and offers safety tips

The NSU Police Department realizes that many students may choose to participate in the annual College Beach Weekend. While we know that you are there to have fun, we encourage you to celebrate safely and to respect the Virginia Beach Resort Area. As a result, the Department is providing the following safety tips information and … Continue reading

Mathew Knowles and Je’Caryous Johnson collaborate on “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical”
Music / Theater & Dance

Mathew Knowles and Je’Caryous Johnson collaborate on “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical”

Since its inception in 1990, Destiny’s Child has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, won multiple Grammy Awards, served as an inspiration to many musical acts and garnered generations of fans.  Now audiences will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how one of the greatest girl groups of all time was created courtesy … Continue reading

Campus Life / Local / Music

Upcoming artists find support with NSU record label

by Tamia Boyd With numerous talents dispersed over campus, Gerald Thompson worked with Imani Mathews and Johnny Watkins on creating the record label Entertainment Alliance. Entertainment Alliance was founded to support upcoming artists across Norfolk State University’s campus. The organization became the first ever HBCU record label in 2014. The motivation behind creating the label … Continue reading

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Free NEON District Art Tours begin April 19 through NEON Festival in October

Downtown Norfolk Council has partnered with Norfolk Tour Company to offer free monthly walking tours of the NEON District April through October. The tours explore the District that now has more than 87 pieces of public art and a multitude of local businesses that make up the neighborhood fabric. Art installations include murals, statues and … Continue reading

TV judge motivates students
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TV judge motivates students

By Tamia Boyd Spartan Echo Editor Referencing Martin Luther King Jr.’s quote, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you willing to do for others,” Hatchett noted that everyone in the audience is a beneficiary of King’s dream for freedom and equality. By acknowledging King’s words and legacy, his dream is destined to … Continue reading

YBN Cordae defies the generational divide in hip-hop
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YBN Cordae defies the generational divide in hip-hop

By Keona Frasier Hip-hop has long been home to a generationally charged musical divide. Yet, newcomer YBN Cordae seems to be making a favorable impression among his followers. The Maryland rapper made his way into the industry by joining the burgeoning YBN collective, alongside fellow rappers YBN Almighty Jay and YBN Nahmir. Cordae’s visibility in … Continue reading

Beyoncé funds HBCU scholarship Program
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Beyoncé funds HBCU scholarship Program

By Keona Frasier Following a historical performance at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival, Beyoncé, through the BeyGOOD initiative, has announced that one student from four different historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) will be awarded with a $25,000 scholarship through the Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The 2018-2019 academic year’s BeyGOOD scholars program will be extended … Continue reading