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Priceless Vol 9 Number 6

Personal and Professional Empowerment

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CIAA Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

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In State of the Union, Obama Calls on GOP to Help Middle Class

Delta’s Sponsor Art Reception

Bobbi Kristina: A Timeline of Tragedy

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Hampton Roads Messenger and Hampton University Museum Celebrate 100


During an exhibit opening reception


January 30, 2014, the Hampton Road Messenger celebrated its 100th edition and the Hampton University Museum celebrated Elizabeth Catlett, the world renowned artist who would have been 100 years old this year. Approximately 200


In his sixth State of the Union address, President Obama challenged GOP-majority


Tuesday night to break from the "tired old patterns" of argumentative politics to uplift the middle class with more trade deals and higher taxes for the rich.

Obama proposed a

$320 billion economic plan that would raise taxes on upper-class families and big banks to ultimately provide expanded tax breaks for the


would also fund new federal programs such as government- paid

college students.

"America, for all that we've endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back, for all the tasks

tuition for community

that lie ahead, know this: the shadow of crisis has passed, and the state of the union is strong," said

Obama, the for whom the

latest polls indicate an approval rating of 50 percent, compared to 53 percent of Americans who say the economy — with lower unemployment

and cheaper

gas prices that have saved the typical family about $750 this year at the pumps — has definitely improved over the year.

The president class. The plan trumpeted

the revived economy and decreasing

this unemployment

rates, but said the gains can't end there.

"We are fifteen years into new century,”

said at the beginning of his 40-minute

speech. "After

Obama a

breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment

STATE OF THE UNION PAGE 10 This Edition’s Highlights

Health Editorial Education

Remembering the History and Current State of African Americans Investigators: Herbal Supplements Filled with Fake Ingredients

The College Myth: Why Most Students Need More Than Four Years

Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch

Norfolk's Efforts to Collect $4.5 Million in Back Taxes 23rd Annual Black History Month Quiz Bowl 4th Annual STEM Essay Contest

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reception, attended the which was

sponsored in part by the Hampton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma


and the Hampton Roads Messenger. Elizabeth Catlett was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.


Hampton Roads Messenger publisher Angela Jones speaks at the opening reception for the Elizabeth Catlett exhibit at the Hampton University Museum. Courtesy of Hampton University Museum, photographer, Greg Adams, 2015.

work will be on display in the museum’s Main Changing Gallery and the Blue Gallery until November 14, 2015. The following is what the museum had to say about Elizabeth Catlett and the exhibit.

Elizabeth Catlett was one of the most

influential artists of the 20th century. Born April 15, 1915 and known primarily as a printmaker and sculptor, Catlett is acclaimed both for her technical brilliance and the


Taking Your Money on a Trip: Safe Travels Financially


Your suitcase is you've


your travel itinerary, and you're prepared for the weather where you are going. But are you all set financially? Unless you have taken the time

to consider

your money needs, including safety precautions,


pleasure or business trip could turn into a big


and a major expense. FDIC Consumer News offers the

following suggestions before you leave. Decide on the amount of cash you may

need. You may want to take some cash to pay for small purchases where credit cards may not be accepted. But for your own security, it's not a good idea to take a lot of cash anywhere. If your cash is lost or stolen, you

cannot replace it. Take a couple of credit cards. They are

generally widely accepted (even in other countries), easy to replace if lost or stolen, and your maximum legal liability for unauthorized use is $50 per card. "Just as when you are not travelling, it is best not to carry any more


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