Capt. Janet Days is Naval Station Norfolk’s first Black female commanding officer in the 106-year history of the world’s largest naval base. Days assumes command today, February 3, 2023. The Chicago native graduated from Old Dominion University in 1999. She also holds a master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is also a graduate […]

Black History Month Spartan Pantry Food Drive Donate goods to support Norfolk State University students on campus. Donations accepted at the New Residential Complex on campus. Donation period: Wednesday, February 01 – Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Questions? Please email Ms. Smith at

Inspired by the life of journalist Ida B. Wells who, after the lynching of 3 black business owners in 1892, launches a one-woman crusade for justice from her “Free Speech” newspaper in Memphis, TN. Iola’s Letter will run from February 3 – 26, 2023 at the Little Theatre of Norfolk.  Iola’s Letter is performed by […]

An original show celebrating the history and accomplishments of African American women told through story and song. The Hurrah Players are proud to be presenting this one of a kind show. Tickets for “Black Girl Magic” are on sale now! This show will sell out, so don’t delay! Buy your tickets online at “Black […]

Rivers Casino in Portsmouth is now open. Opening ceremonies took place on Monday, January 23, 2023 and included Norfolk State University’s “Spartan Legion” Marching Band. Restaurants and amenities include BetRivers Sportsbook, Admiral’s Steak & Seafood, Crossings Cafe, Mian, Slice Pizzeria, and Starbucks; virtual entertainment with The Sound Bar and Topgolf Swing Suite.  And they plan to add Yard House later this year. […]

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Norfolk, VA — The Fresh Start Morning Show hit the airwaves of WNSB-FM on January 3, 2023. Veteran radio personality “DJ Bee” took over mornings at Norfolk State University’s radio station, WNSB / HOT 91.1 FM. “Fresh Start” Morning Show will feature DJ Bee and Cheryl Wilkerson who collectively have over five decades of radio […]

New toll rates in place!  

Minimum Wage The minimum wage across the Commonwealth is now $12 per hour, up from $11. The change is a step increase built into 2021 legislation. Grocery Tax The grocery tax went down from 2.5% to 1%. The reduced tax rate applies to food for home consumption. It does not apply to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, prepared […]

The Urban League of Hampton Roads has made a decision to host our 39th Annual MLK Community Leaders Awards Program virtually and no longer in person. Due to a steady increase in Covid-19, Flu and Respiratory illnesses, we are taking responsible consideration for the health and well-being of our guests. The event will now be […]

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