Category : Virginia

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

“Why I Have Visited The Border”

By Derrick Johnson NAACP President and CEO As I ventured to the southern border near Laredo, Texas, I could not help but think about the tragic shootings in El Paso and Dayton, which are stark reminders of the dangers that plague our communities und...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 days ago

“More American”

By Sean C. Bowers Is anyone “more American” than anyone else? 45 would have you believe so, from his incessant twitter-dumb “REAL FAKE NEWS” feed. If this absurd premise was followed to its logical conclusion, we would base our final decision, not o...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 days ago

Slavery Trail of Tears

By Wornie Reed, Ph.D Four hundred years ago, Africans were brought to Jamestown. Of course, they were not the first Africans to arrive in what is now the United States. There were others, including Estevanico (1500-1539), known variously as Estaban...

Southeast / Virginia - 3 days ago

Celebrating Our Caribbean Neighbors

Local high school students from Booker T. Washington, Lake Taylor, and Norview displayed the flags representing countries of the Caribbean in the annual CaribFest parade down Waterside Drive last weekend. The annual colorful event held at Town Point...

Southeast / Virginia - 2 weeks ago

Overcoming Race and Racism In Today’s America

By John L. Horton    Some things never change, do they?  Or, some things change slowly…but surely, don’t they?  Here we are some 50 years after the inner city riots in some of our major metropolitan communities, and 51 years after the Kerner Commiss...