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African American History Photos


President's Final State of the Union Address


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White House Honors Former Hampton Roads Student Angelica Willis


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African American Inspired Art Exhibited at Hampton University


BY ANGELA JONES The New Power


Generation: A National Juried Exhibition recently opened at the Hampton


University


Museum. The exhibit’s curator was beaming with pride


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opening and rightly so. The exhibit, which can be viewed from now until May 14, 2016, gives the museum an opportunity to display the works of 24 artists of African American descent. “It is always a pleasure to exhibit the work of emerging and working artist from all over the United States, said exhibition curator, Vanessa Thaxton-Ward.


New Power Generation


BY: JASMINE BLACKWELL North Carolina


featured remarks from President Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Acting Secretary of Education John King, and more. "Being selected as a Champion of Change for Computer Science Education is an amazing honor that celebrates my accomplish- ments thus far, but I also see it


junior Angelica Willis is one of nine individuals that have been recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for Computer Science Education.


The program A&T


as a call to action to continue working towards my goals for my education, research, and


surrounding computer science,“ she told the messenger. Willis is no stranger to White House recognition, as she is currently a student ambassador through the White House Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) All-Stars program, but the Champion of Change recognition is noteworthy. "This honor is particularly rewarding for me


I would like to inspire the next generation of women and minorities in computer


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Health Editorial Education


THIS EDITION’S HIGHLIGHTS Zika Virus:Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment


Comparing African American History with the Present VA College Students Discuss Debt with U.S. Sens. Warner and Kaine


Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


Dave Hansen Named Virginia Beach City Manager Celebrate Black History Month with Norfolk Public Library Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship because community outreach MUSEUM PAGE 5


How to Get Your Best Deal on a Loan or Credit Card? Plan Ahead.


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Many consumers think they cannot influence whether a loan or credit card application will be approved or what interest rate they'll get. But the reality is that prospective borrowers can take certain steps before filling out an application that may increase their chances of getting an approval, with a favorable interest rate and attractive account terms. Here are suggestions from FDIC Consumer News.


credit scores. As we have often said, paying your bills and loans on time and owing as little as possible on your credit card(s) compared to the credit limits are two of the most important things you can do to boost your scores and get a better deal on a lending product.


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forty-eight works of art selected by jurors Stella Jones, M.D. and Alvia Wardlaw, Ph. D. This is the first time since its inception in 2002 that two jurors were involved in selecting the pieces


The Hampton University Museum. View New Power Generation photos on page 9. Photo by Ernest Lowery


for the exhibit. “Just as in the field of music, African American artists have contributed immeasurably to the unique visual profile that is American art,” states juror Wardlaw. ”It is imperative that vehicles such as this exhibition be sustained so that talented artists can be recognized for their gifts, their vision and the new ideas which they bring to the evolution of


credit card accounts or lines of credit. "Don't immediately believe that you have to close an old account because of its age or because you're no longer using it," said Susan Boenau, Chief of the FDIC's Consumer Affairs Section. "Lenders making credit decisions like to see an established history of credit use, and the length of your credit history is figured into your credit score. So in general, the longer you can show you've been using credit the better." Striking the right balance is key, so when in doubt, a reputable credit CREDIT CARD TIPS PAGE 3


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