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

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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

Michele Ghee preaches importance of progress at MCJR Awards Luncheon
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Michele Ghee preaches importance of progress at MCJR Awards Luncheon

NORFOLK, VA — The CEO of EBONY and Jet Magazine Michele Ghee graced the campus of Norfolk State University (NSU) during MCJR Week. As CEO of the two publications, she catered to the media age by creating digital covers, launched EBONY Studios to increase Black storytelling and worked to revive Jet Magazine, the historic news … Continue reading

Hampton University opens its doors to Ukraine students
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Hampton University opens its doors to Ukraine students

HAMPTON, VA — Last month, Hampton University announced that they would assist students affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In a press release, the local Historical Black College/University (HBCU) stated, “In a humanitarian effort to help those college students and families affected by the current conflict in Ukraine, Hampton President Dr. William R. Harvey … Continue reading

NSU Baseball’s partnership with the Norfolk Tides offers new possibilities–on and off the diamond 
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NSU Baseball’s partnership with the Norfolk Tides offers new possibilities–on and off the diamond 

NORFOLK, VA — For the first time in five years, Norfolk State University’s baseball program renewed its annual exhibition game with the Norfolk Tides, the triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, at Harbor Park Stadium on April 4. The Spartans showcased several highlights in the seven-inning matchup despite suffering a 14-1 loss against the professional … Continue reading

Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston appointed to White House board of advisors on HBCUs
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Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston appointed to White House board of advisors on HBCUs

NORFOLK, VA — President Joe Biden appointed Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston, president of Norfolk State University, to serve on the White House Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). “I am honored to serve on President Biden’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Dr. Adams-Gaston said. “I appreciate the confidence … Continue reading

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Sentara Healthcare aims to vaccinate thousands at Norfolk’s first permanent vaccination clinic

by Siera Jones Sentara Healthcare has opened a permanent Covid-19 vaccination center in downtown Norfolk that aims to deliver thousands of doses two days a week. The center is located at the Norfolk Scope Arena and is now open for walk-ins and appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but Sentara spokesperson Kelly Kennedy has assured the … Continue reading

Norfolk State baseball captain faces pandemic challenges head-on
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Norfolk State baseball captain faces pandemic challenges head-on

by Alsander Womack In March of 2020, the NCAA spring sports world for many conferences, divisions, and athletes drastically changed. On Mar.12, the MEAC announced that the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and all spring sports are canceled due to COVID-19. Here is my story about how my junior baseball season’s loss impacted my life … Continue reading