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Hampton University Band Receives Proclamation from City of Hampton

By Hampton University HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University Band, “The Marching Force,” received a proclamation of recognition from the City of Hampton on Wednesday, January 8, for their service to the city. “Congratulations to the very deserving Marching Force band for their acknowledgement from

1890 National Scholarship Application Cycle is Open

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program was established in 1992 as part of the partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is implemented under the USDA Fellows Experience Program (FEP). Scholars accepted into the program will

Bree Newsome to be Keynote Speaker for Shaw University MLK Celebration

Award-winning filmmaker, musician and activist has deep Shaw ties Raleigh, NC — (January 9, 2019) – Shaw University today announced that nationally known artist and social activist, Bree Newsome, will deliver the keynote address for the University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, on Thursday, January 23,

Celebrating the Life of Virginia Jewel, Mary T. Christian

Dr. Mary Christian with Hampton University president Dr. William R. Harvey By Brenda Buchanon, Contributing Writer Dr. Mary Taylor Christian, born August 9, 1924 in Hampton, Virginia, died on Monday, November 11, 2019. Dr. Christian’s death leaves her family and community void of her leadership,

U.S. Congressman Cummings Dies

By Brenda Buchanon, Contributing Writer Rep. Elijah Eugene Cummings (January 18, 1951 – October 17, 2019) dies at age 68. He succumbed to “longstanding health issues” at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland at approximately 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019, according to his


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) cosponsored the Transparency and Effective Accountability Measures (TEAM) for VeteranCaregivers Act, a bill to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)caregiver program. The legislation was introduced by Senators MarshaBlackburn (R-TN) and Gary Peters (D-MI).“Caregivers play a vital