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Priceless Vol 10 Number 9

A Year on the Road With Prince

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False Claims About Flint Water Exposed

Personal and Professional Empowerment

Serving Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach since 2006

Hampton Delta Foundation’s Debutante Cotillion

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Chief Rabbi Jehu August Crowdy, Jr. Passes

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Urban League Announces CEO's Retirement

Virginia Beach, VA – The Urban

League of Hampton Roads (ULHR), Inc. recently announced the retirement of President/CEO Edith G. White. For a decade and a half, she has been at the helm of this historical organization leading it to success at the local, regional and national level.

“Edith has demonstrated the

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder BY VANESSA SCHIPANI

A Michigan health

official told Congress that his department’s “initial analysis” showed blood lead levels


Flint children in the summer of 2014 were “within range of years before.” That’s false. That analysis concluded blood lead levels “were higher than usual” from July to September 2014, shortly after the city switched its water supply.

On April 25, 2014, the city of Flint began using the Flint River as its water source, as reported in the Detroit Free Press. But the Flint River has particularly

corrosive water,

which led to high levels of lead leaching into the water from many of the city’s dated pipes. Soon after the water supply switch, Flint residents began complaining about the color of the water, rashes and other issues.

Photo by: Saul Loeb/ Then, the in July 2015

of Environmental told

Michigan in

Michigan Department Quality

Snyder that issues with water contamination

Gov. Rick Flint


limited to one house and not widespread. At the same time, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services claimed the elevated blood lead levels in children followed a normal seasonal trend.

The link between Flint’s water switch and elevated blood lead levels in children wasn’t confirmed until two independent Marc

Edwards and

researchers, Mona

Hanna-Attisha, each put forth their own analyses in September 2015.

conclusively lead

While the July 2015 report showed blood

levels in children were

above normal in the summer of 2014, Edwards and Hanna-Atti- sha’s combined efforts showed


unique ability to overlay passion and purpose while positively changing the lives of individuals in Hampton Roads,” said chairman of the Board Cliff Hayes. He added, “We have become a better organization because of her leadership.”

Under her Media leadership, Camp, Read many

programs were developed for youth including a Video Game Programming Institute,


Rise Campaign and I am Empowered- Educate

to Vote. Additionally, Edith White programs

enhancing employability and self-sufficiency for adults were launched including the With Ownership- Wealth (WOW), the Financial Empowerment Center, Entrepreneurship and Franchise Seminars and Workforce Solutions. During her tenure, more than 3000 homes were saved from foreclosure in the region, thereby making the ULHR an economic driver for families and business. For these efforts, the ULHR was featured on NBC Nightly News.

Photo curtesy of ULHR Model health programs were developed

including the Sickle Cell Disease Management Program. She also spearheaded an award winning GOTV effort for the 2008 election and other advocacy efforts. She was a featured contributor to the State of Black America Report. She truly embraced


opening the first peninsula location for the organization and securing new partnerships, collaborations

leader, she led the

and volunteers. A visionary formation of the 21st

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Protect Your 'Cyber Home' With a Solid Foundation

locks on the doors and

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and Tips to Quit Smoking Six Steps to Startup Success Crime and Violence in Norfolk Local Schools Make U.S. News Top Rankings Entrepreneurship Day Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

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other windows to

protect your family and prevent thieves from stealing


jewelry physical

possessions. But do you have deterrents to prevent the


or theft of your electronic including account

assets, bank

and other

information in your personal computers,

at home and when banking or shopping remotely online?

"Think about all of the access points to and from your computer — such as Internet connections,

email accounts and wireless networks," said Michael Benardo, manager of

the FDIC's Cyber Fraud and Financial Crimes Section. "These always need to be protected. Otherwise, it's like leaving your front door wide open while you are away so that anyone could come in and take what they please."

Take extra precautions for logging into CYBER HOME PAGE 6

Free May 2016

Simple steps to secure your computers and mobile devices for Internet banking and shopping Your home has

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