Spartan Report for the week of Feb. 13
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Spartan Report for the week of Feb. 13

Marisa Grey from the Norfolk State University Office of Communications and Marketing offers this Feb. 13 installment of the Spartan Report. In this week’s report, the university tells about the appearance of the Spartan Legion marching band in a Super Bowl commercial, NSU’s own connection to one of NASA’s “Hidden Figures,” and a UNCF grant. Continue reading

Norfolk Public Library celebrates African American history
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Norfolk Public Library celebrates African American history

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Library (NPL) will kick off a month-long celebration of African American history on Saturday, February 4 with a series of events including a special keynote address by Norfolk Mayor Kenneth C. Alexander during the Opening Celebration at 3PM at Slover Library. This inaugural event will also recognize the recipients of … Continue reading

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Virginia man selected for 2017 Rhodes Scholarship

A Richmond, Virginia man is among 32 Americans chosen as 2017 Rhodes Scholars. Cameron Clarke is a senior at Howard University, where he is double-majoring in community health education and biology. Clarke is a certified EMT and has authored six publications. Clarke is co-president of Howard University’s chapter of the Peer Health Exchange and serves as a … Continue reading

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Students, faculty ask UVa president not to quote Jefferson

The University of  Virginia president defended her use of Thomas Jefferson quotations after a group of students and professors criticized her, saying Jefferson shouldn’t be used as a “moral compass” because he was a slave owner. School president Teresa Sullivan quoted Jefferson in statements made to the campus community before and after Donald Trump’s election, urging … Continue reading

Review: ‘No Man’s Land’ by David Baldacci is action-packed
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Review: ‘No Man’s Land’ by David Baldacci is action-packed

WAKA TSUNODA, Associated Press “No Man’s Land” (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci David Baldacci’s typical action thriller often features a character in dire emotional straits. This gives the novel dramatic depth and intensity, making it an unforgettable read. It has a strong element of science fiction, is action-packed and thought-provoking. His latest, “No Man’s … Continue reading

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Dueling marches honor heritage of civil rights and Civil War

In Lexington, Virginia, a city steeped in Old South history, an anti-racism group plans to hold a march on a weekend that honors Confederate heroes, while Confederate flag supporters have applied for a permit to hold a parade on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Both sides say they’re just celebrating “diversity.” The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/2eYXw1x) … Continue reading

Mirren, Bates, Nyong’o share life lessons at Elle dinner
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Mirren, Bates, Nyong’o share life lessons at Elle dinner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong’o, Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates shared life lessons with three generations of actresses at Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood awards. Nyong’o discussed the value of mentoring. Bates highlighted the importance of humility. Mirren imparted general life tips such as “at the blackjack table, always split aces, eights and nines,” … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘All the Little Liars’ is entertaining novel
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Book Review: ‘All the Little Liars’ is entertaining novel

“All the Little Liars” (Minotaur), by Charlaine Harris Long before her Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris was best known for her lively tales about small-town librarian Aurora Teagarden. Her latest novel, “All the Little Liars,” marks Harris’ return to Aurora, last seen in 2003’s “Poppy Done to Death.” The energetic, highly entertaining novel is like … Continue reading

Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests
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Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — … Continue reading