Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall
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Boseman, Hudlin team up to portray a young Thurgood Marshall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chadwick Boseman knows a little about portraying icons: his acting resume includes Jackie Robinson, James Brown and comic book’s first black superhero, the Black Panther.   But even Boseman was wary after director Reginald Hudlin approached him about portraying the younger days of the future Supreme Court justice in “Marshall.” There were … Continue reading

University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak
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University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak

CLEVELAND (AP) — The University of Cincinnati says it will allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while Ohio State University says it can’t accommodate a rental request for a Nov. 15 speech but is considering alternatives. UC president Neville Pinto said in an email that the university is finalizing details of … Continue reading

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Norfolk State Planetarium promises exciting free shows for fall

The Norfolk State University Planetarium, located in the Roy A. Woods Science Building, Room 119, has some exciting shows among the stars scheduled for the fall. Shows are held on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at noon. Each presentation is about 30 minutes and these programs are free and open to the public. Here is the fall planetarium … Continue reading

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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announces Feed Virginia Day of Action

~Communities and schools across Virginia host volunteer events to support the Commonwealth’s food system ~ RICHMOND – Today, Sept. 29, at volunteer events in Newport News, Dumfries, and Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe celebrated the inaugural Feed Virginia Day of Action, an initiative of the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide which … Continue reading

African professor teaches real African history at NSU
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African professor teaches real African history at NSU

by Antonio Garland Most people believe that African history started with slavery, but there’s much more behind it. Norfolk State University (NSU) associate professor of history and interdisciplinary studies, Patrick Mbajekwe, seeks to teach students that there’s another side to Africa’s distinct background. Mbajekwe, 50, grew up in the village of Onitsha located on the … Continue reading

Leon Carter of ESPN and the Sports Journalism Institute speaks on NSU campus Sept. 28 at 3 p.m.
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Leon Carter of ESPN and the Sports Journalism Institute speaks on NSU campus Sept. 28 at 3 p.m.

As part of its MCJR Week conference, the Department of Mass Communication and Journalism is hosting distinguished alumnus Leon Carter, class of ’81, ESPN VP and founder of the Sports Journalism Institute. On Thursday, Sept. 28, Carter is leading an MCJR Week session at 3 p.m. in room 138C of the Student Center on the … Continue reading

President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. retires from Norfolk State
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President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. retires from Norfolk State

(Note: a video statement from President Moore is available at the end of this article.) Norfolk State University President and CEO Eddie N. Moore, Jr. announced in writing his retirement to the NSU Board of Visitors on Monday, Sept. 25. The BOV formally accepted his retirement decision through a special call meeting the same day … Continue reading

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Handling of sexual violence examined at 2 Virginia schools

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating the handling of campus sexual violence at Hampton University and the College of William and Mary. The Daily Press http://bit.ly/2wfsavZ reports that the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating under Title IX, which protects against discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funding. It was not … Continue reading

White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties
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White House, black college heads to meet amid strained ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of historically black colleges and universities are making their second visit to the White House this year amid strains with the Trump administration over promises unkept. An annual gathering in the nation’s capital for those schools has been reduced to a two-day summit, further aggravating college officials already frustrated with … Continue reading

Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges
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Video game players get varsity treatment at more US colleges

BOSTON (AP) — In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they’re playing video games. On college campuses, varsity gaming teams with all the trappings of sports teams are becoming increasingly common as schools tap into … Continue reading

Political commentator Bakari Sellers to speak at NSU Founders Day Breakfast
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Political commentator Bakari Sellers to speak at NSU Founders Day Breakfast

Bakari Sellers, a CNN contributor and political commentator, will deliver the keynote address at Norfolk State University’s 2017 Founders Day Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 a.m., in the NSU Student Center. The event is a part of the university’s Founders Day activities and 82-year anniversary celebration. Sellers provides commentary and analysis to shows … Continue reading

MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate
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MCJR Week, Sept. 25-29, examines the Fourth Estate

  MCJR Week 2017 The Fourth Estate: Protecting Truth, Preserving Democracy, Serving the People http://www.nsumcjr.com   Monday, September 25, 2017 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Location: SC138C 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Continued Location: SC138C 6:30 p.m. MCJR Mixer/Kickoff Location: SC138C Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals 7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: L. Joy Williams https://ljoywilliams.com/services/speaker/ Location: … Continue reading