The Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department is excited to announce a weekend of free arts and cultural events celebrating the Juneteenth holiday! Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to noon ViBe District #VBArts On Tour Saturday, June 19 from 2:30-4 p.m. “Hidden History: The Banjo” Sunday, June 20 from 3-5 p.m. African American Music Month Celebration  

Date and Time Sat, June 19, 2021 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT Location Fort Monroe National Monument Hampton, VA 23651   For more info…

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The Fall Town Point Wine Festival is also returning on October 16 and 17, but there’s no beer festival scheduled this year.   Click the link below for complete list of events FestEvents 2021 Summer Lineup

For those of you staying at home to enjoy the virtual version, Essence Fest will stream via EssenceStudios.com and Essence.com on Friday-Sunday over two weekends, June 25-27 and July 2-4. Click the link below for registration details and the full lineup: 2021 Essence Festival Lineup

Critical studies are underway, and evidence is mounting that immunity from the mRNA vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna doesn’t depend exclusively on antibodies that dwindle over time. But they say more research is needed and that virus mutations are still a wild card. Click on the link below to read the full story: More […]

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To find a vaccination site near you, please visit vaccinate.virginia.gov or vaccinefinder.org. You can learn more about the vaccine, its safety and answers to frequently asked questions at VDH’s website and CDC’s website. Chesapeake and Portsmouth Health District Vaccination Sites Date            Time            Location June 1             10 a.m. – 2 p.m.       Dollar Tree 3376 Military Hwy. Chesapeake […]

The digital apps act as ‘vaccine passports,’ essentially validating vaccinated users. And the demand is booming for one app in particular called iOpen. Digital apps like iOpen act as vaccine passports, validating the proof that the user has been vaccinated. Records are uploaded directly by the vaccination site, allowing users to ditch the 3×4 paper […]

A group of Democratic and Republican legislators have draften and officially introduced a bill that would provide funding for the long term improvement of HBCUs, including renovation of campus facilities, repair and construction, purchase of equipment, preservation of historic buildings and high speed broadband. To read the full story, click below: New Bipartisan Bill Will […]


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