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Priceless Vol 11 Number 5


Personal and Professional Empowerment www.hamptonroadsmessenger.com


Hampton Roads Educators' Credit Union donates to TNCC Athletics


Page 11


Scott on Trump's travel ban: 'A solution in search of a problem'


Women's March in Washington


Free February 2017 Serving Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach since 2006


Dominion Recognizes Strong Men & Women


Pages 8-9 Page 2


National museum celebrates African American History Month


Congressman Bobby Scott


NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order stopping immigration


from


seven predominately Muslim countries,


“President


immigration runs afoul


executive of


Trump’s order


American


values and our constitution by essentially creating a religious test for entry into the United States and denying due process to green card holders who have been unable to the


reenter country. Furthermore,


by slamming the door shut to refugees fleeing unimaginable violence overrunning Syria and Iraq, the President has seriously damaged the moral credibility


States and only bolstered anti-American


of the United sentiment


that is a key recruitment tool for suspending all


refugee resettlement for 120 days, and barring all Syrian refugees indefinitely:


President Donald Trump


terrorist organizations, such as ISIS.


“On its face, President’s executive the order


as it pertains to refugees is a solution in search of a problem. In contrast to refugees entering Europe, refugees who are resettled in the United States go through


a rigorous,


multi-agency, multi-step vetting process that can take 18 to 24 months, during which time


resettlement remain


in


the refugee seeking is required to refugee


a The overwhelming camp. majority


of those who make it through the process are women and children, survivors of violence and torture, and those with severe medical conditions.


If


the President is concerned with the current process, he should work with Congress to identify problems and make any needed improvements.


“Finally, I am very proud of the thousands of Americans who swiftly took


SCOTT ON BAN PAGE 4 This Edition’s Highlights


Health Editorial Education


E-Cigarettes linked to potential heart trouble The past, the present and the future Free events at Public Libraries in February


Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


ODU affected by immigration ban TOPS weight management support


Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships 5 4


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Officials from Shaw University and Carolina


Small Business Development Fund announced the grand opening of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center on Thursday, January 19, designed to expand small business development and economic empowerment within Southeast Raleigh and beyond.


The Center aims to provide an ecosystem of support for entrepreneurs that will foster


innovation and help them establish and sustain high growth companies and small businesses.


"The Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Center is an opportunity to catch the next big idea and dream, unlock it and support its growth," said Lenwood V. Long, Sr., President/CEO of Carolina Small Business Development Fund. "The Center is a result of our combined commitment to increase access to


capital and business services for Main NC INNOVATION PAGE 4


The collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture includes a passport belonging to African American author James Baldwin, a gift of the Baldwin Family.


of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) commemorates


The Smithsonian’s National Museum African


American History Month for the first time in its iconic new building on the National Mall. A variety of interesting and entertaining programs will take place in the museum’s Oprah Winfrey Theater, including film screenings, book discussions and signings and a concert by the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own,” of works by African


American


composers. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and will be live webcast at nmaahc.si.edu. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.


celebration begins Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m., with a screening of I’m


The


Not Your Negro (95 minutes, PG-13), Raoul Peck’s compelling new documentary based on literary icon James Baldwin’s final and unpublished


manuscript Remember This


House. The film, narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, explores the history of race relations in the United States through reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.


On Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 9


p.m., NMAAHC will present a discussion with author Erica Armstrong Dunbar, history professor at


Pursuit of


about her new book Never Caught: The Washingtons’


MUSEUM PAGE 4


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center opens in North Carolina


the University of Delaware, Relentless


Their


Runaway Slave, Ona Judge. The book will be available for sale and signing following the


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