Tag: African American
Sen. Tim Kaine testified in support of the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act, legislation introduced in February.
African-American and Latino couples who attend church together experience happier relationships and family life.
To remember the life and legacy of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr., Virginia Tech will host, “What Happened to the Dream?”, a ten-day celebration beginning Jan. 19.
Dr. Whitfield Scott explains why minorities still don’t have the same level of freedom in his new book, A Focus on the African American’s History of Enslavement, Contribution to the Growth of the Nation, and His Struggle to be Free.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank today released a new study—Hunger in America 2014, a comprehensive demographic profile of people seeking charitable food assistance in the Blue Ridge area.
Campus events and activities at James Madison University. From the JMU Office of Public Affairs.
Faculty, staff and students of EMU gathered on the steps of Northlawn early in the fall semester to raise their hands in solidarity with the African American community of Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer on Aug. 9, 2014.
Charles Ogletree, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard University, will give the Mudd Distinguished Lecture in Ethics for 2014-2015 at Washington and Lee University. Ogletree’s talk will be Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Nathaniel Deutsch, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is also co-director of the Center for Jewish Studies, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday.
Over 80 activists from Richmond and surrounding areas began their journey to the People’s Climate March taking place today in New York City. The march, which starts at 11:30 a.m., is being hailed as the largest climate march in history.
Evie Shockley, an award-winning poet who embraces both free-verse and traditional styles of writing, will open up the 2014-15 Writers Read series on Wednesday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium.
Sexism is socially-constructed gender bias, creating a culture that objectifies females as mere collections of body parts. Sexism ensures a climate in which women are viewed as possessions, as property, as somehow inferior by definition, with the result that male domination of females is sanctioned.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer in men. In 2014, it’s estimated that 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and approximately 29,500 men will die from it.
If you have ever wanted to appear on the small screen, this may be your chance! There will be an open casting call for background players for Point of Honor, an ABC Signature & Amazon Studios pilot directed by Randall Wallace.
Participants in the Dialogue on Race, a Charlottesville City initiative, and the Jefferson School have commissioned the nationally renowned artist, Melvin Edwards to create a monument about Vinegar Hill.
Richmond Democratic State Sen. Henry Marsh has joined the parade of Democrats leaving the Virginia General Assembly.
I think a lot of people are aware of the Climate Action Plan that I put forward last year based on what we know, which is that climate change is real. It has impacts not just in a distant future. It has serious impacts, as we speak.
The most recent surveillance data collected by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) indicates that 6,600 women are living with HIV disease in Virginia.
Extensive research led by Mary Baldwin College professor Amy Tillerson Brown into a local African-American cemetery is now easily accessible online on a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.
African-Americans will benefit greatly from the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, as a disproportionate percentage of blacks will become newly eligible for healthcare coverage.