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

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

Norfolk State virtual 5k raised over $50,000 for students
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Norfolk State virtual 5k raised over $50,000 for students

By Kingsley Hunter CHESAPEAKE, VA — Norfolk State University’s student organizations and alumni raised $56,783 at last week’s first-ever Virtual 5k Walk/Run for Scholars. There were 698 donors and 161 fundraisers, and the money will go to funding student scholarships.  NSU student leaders and alum put their cardiovascular work on display by walking or running … 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

Norfolk State, 2-time MEAC champions
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Norfolk State, 2-time MEAC champions

By Markaysha Bryant NORFOLK, VA — Norfolk State University’s men’s basketball team won the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) Championship over Coppin State 72-57 on March 12 at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The intense game featured four lead changes as the Spartans battled for the chance to claim back-to-back MEAC titles. Senior guard Joe Bryant Jr., … Continue reading

Governor Northam unveils statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system
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Governor Northam unveils statewide COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration system

Virginians can use vaccinate.virginia.gov or call 877-VAX-IN-VA to pre-register for the vaccine and get clear, updated information Governor Ralph Northam invited Virginians today, Feb. 18, to pre-register for the COVID-19 vaccine online at vaccinate.virginia.gov or by calling 877-VAX-IN-VA. The Commonwealth’s new, centralized system allows individuals to easily pre-register for the free vaccine, confirm that they … Continue reading

Governor Northam announces $524 Million in new funding for Virginia Rent Relief Program
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Governor Northam announces $524 Million in new funding for Virginia Rent Relief Program

~ Federal stimulus funds available to help landlords and tenants impacted by COVID-19 pandemic ~ ARLINGTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $524 million in new federal funding to help keep Virginia families in their homes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP) is funded through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program included … Continue reading

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Two Virginia teen Democratic and Republican organizations achieve bipartisan success with passage of bill for students

by Siera Jones The Commonwealth of Virginia has passed an historic bill granting students excused absences to participate in protests and lobbying events. This legislation in both the House of Representatives and the Senate is a result of bipartisan lobbying efforts by both the Virginia Young Democrats Teen Caucus and the Teenage Republican Federation of … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

Norfolk State to receive $105 thousand as part of equity grant to Virginia

~ Funding will support ongoing efforts across the Commonwealth to improve postsecondary success for students of color ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced today, Feb. 9, that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) was awarded a grant of $725,000 from Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation to support efforts to advance equitable post-secondary outcomes across the … Continue reading

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2021 Va. Festival of the Book to take place virtually in March

November 19, 2020—Charlottesville, Va.—A program of Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Festival of the Book announced plans for the 27th annual Festival, which will take place virtually, March 13-26, 2021. In response to COVID-19, the 2021 Festival will take place over an elongated period of time—two weeks—and will continue its commitment to connecting people and ideas … Continue reading

Governor and First Lady Northam test positive for COVID-19
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Governor and First Lady Northam test positive for COVID-19

RICHMOND, Sept. 25, 2020—On Wednesday evening, Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Both the Governor and First Lady received PCR nasal swab tests yesterday afternoon, … Continue reading

Governor Northam announces expansion of payment relief for student loan borrowers
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Governor Northam announces expansion of payment relief for student loan borrowers

~ Borrowers are encouraged to contact their loan servicer immediately ~ Governor Ralph Northam announced April 29 that Virginia has secured relief options for more than 200,000 Virginians with privately held student loans. The payment relief is the result of a new initiative by Virginia and several other states to work with the major private student … Continue reading