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VCU unveils rare collection of Va. civil rights protest photos

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is hoping for the public's help in shedding new light on a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle in Virginia with a new exhibit of 277 photographs taken during nonviolent civil rights protests in Farmville, ...

Rap artist Common to visit NSU

Hip/Hop artist and actor Common will visit Norfolk State University to speak with the students in a discussion about success and greatness.

HungerU Tour to stop at VSU

The HungerU Tour, a special project of Farmers Feeding the World and the Farm Journal Foundation has included Virginia State University on its Southern United States tour itinerary to spotlight global hunger issues and advocate on behalf of the critical ...

Peace Corps announces top volunteer-producing HBCUs

For the first time, Norfolk State University made this year’s list, ranking No. 3 among HBCUs with five alumni currently serving abroad. Spelman College in Atlanta took second place behind Howard with six currently serving alumni.

Black inventions you never learned about in school

Black History Month is a time when African-Americans can reflect on the many accomplishments of historic Black figures and their contributions to American society, however, the spotlight often shines on the same few individuals. George Washington Carver and Madame C.J. ...

Lawmakers unveil year-round plan for Va. schools

State Sen. Donald McEachin (D – Henrico), Sen. Henry L. Marsh (D-Richmond) and Del. Rosalyn Dance (D-Petersburg) recently unveiled amendments to the Virginia budget that would fund grants for year-round schooling programs.

Black Gospel Music Restoration Project will become part of the Smithsonian

The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project -- a search-and-rescue mission launched by a Baylor University researcher to save little-known recordings from yesteryear's Golden Age of black gospel --will become a permanent feature of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African ...

The 10 best cities for a new college graduate

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Va. Girl Scouts commit to financial literacy education

Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia (GSCV) recently announced a partnership with Virginia Credit Union (VACU) for Financial Literacy Week, Jan. 19-25.

HU alumna donates $1 million to the School of Nursing

Hampton University's School of Nursing recently received a generous monetary gift.

Va. schools could benefit from historic rehabilitation tax credit

1,227 of Virginia’s school buildings and facilities, more than 60 percent, are 40 years or older according to a new study ordered by Gov. Bob McDonnell and concluded at the beginning of this month. The governor last week released the ...

Warner discusses Student Right to Know Before You Go Act

“I’m quite concerned about college costs because I’ll have two children in college at the same time,” said parent Rose Stith-Singleton of Richmond. Her daughter, Christine, told Sen. Warner she wants to study literature in college, but is worried about ...

HCPS student competes in National YoungArts Competition

Reissner’s unique “wearable art” impressed judges who recognized its use of fashion and color to create memorable visual experiences. The merit award includes a cash prize of $500 along with opportunities to earn additional scholarships and participate in workshops with ...

Va. Beach school board considers LGBT protections

Virginia Beach school board members want to protect gay students from bullying and gay employees from discrimination by changing the school division's policies.

Hampton School Board seeks SOL reform

Hampton’s School Board is considering a resolution that would urge the state to re-examine Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.