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Priceless Vol 12 Number 2


Personal and Professional Empowerment www.hamptonroadsmessenger.com


University sets fundraising goal


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Allen Iverson champions need for new gymnasium floor at Newport News Boys & Girls Club


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


NSU battles NC A&T in football


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Hampton Branch NAACP hosts 46th Life Membership Awards Banquet


Dr. Mary Christian


Eula Davis


Eugene Johnson


Photo Courtesy of the NBA


SPECIAL TO THE HAMPTON ROADS MESSENGER Newport News, VA –


Allen Iverson & Girls


Clubs of


attended Boys Greater


Hampton Roads in Newport News, and he’s now pulling together support to replace the very court on which he grew up playing basketball.


“The Club was one of the only places in my neighborhood that had a gym,” said Iverson. “I learned so much in that gym, beyond how to play ball.”


The Club is now more


than 60 years old, serving as a safe haven for nearly 100 youth each


day, and thousands of


youth and teens since it opened. A major asset to the Club is its gymnasium, which is used for community tournaments, open court sessions, private rentals, and then by Club members each day. The court serves as more than a recreation space and is critical for the downtown community, which lacks workout spaces and gyms.


Unfortunately, the current


floor is composed of VCT tile with concrete underneath. The tiles are faded and popping up, creating an unstable floor. Additionally, the concrete underneath


creates a harsh


landing surface bad for joints, which can lead to “jumper’s knee,” or patellar tendinitis.


In partnership with Allen Iverson, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia


Peninsula


seeks to replace the aged floor with Sport Court, a durable, low-maintenance performance flooring solution. Basketball is a game full of starts, stops, accelerations, and cuts. Traction is paramount. Safety is the first priority. The


system


patented suspension and


locking system


of Sport Court provide lateral forgiveness, helping to reduce joint stress and fatigue and protect against concussions and injuries from falls.


IVERSON PAGE 4 This Edition’s Highlights


Health Editorial Education


Chickpea & vegetable coconut curry soup recipe My African American European Vacation: France 2018 OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program


Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


VBPL: How to start a baker/food business Norfolk Police:Teen love 'pats and spats'


Burger King Scholars 7 4


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Photo: Janaye Ingram, the director of national partnerships for Airbnb (left), and actor and humanitarian Danny Glover want to educate Blacks about the economic benefits of hosting on Airbnb. (Freddie Allen/ AMG/NNPA)


BY FREDDIE ALLEN Airbnb, the


housing marketplace that


connects travelers with hosts in 65,000 cities and 191 countries worldwide, is now on a mission to increase awareness about the company’s economic benefits in communities of color.


diversity


It’s part of an ongoing effort to increase and eliminate


discrimination on


the platform that launched during the Great Recession.


In 2015, the company came under


fire when Harvard researchers reported widespread discrimination by Airbnb hosts.


“Real Airbnb users of color said they


weren’t surprised,” SmarterTravel.com reported. “Black users shared stories of repeated cancellations and failed booking attempts,


using #AirbnbWhileBlack social media.” AIRBNB DIVERSITY PAGE 15 on


Linda Good BY CHRIS PARKS


Michelle Hammond The Hampton Branch of the National


Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently held its 46th Annual Life Membership Awards Banquet. The theme for the evening was “Steadfast and Immovable.” Jorsene Cooper, who served as the banquet chair, said in a letter printed in the banquet souvenir booklet, “We must show the world that we stand for justice and we will not stop our fight for equality for all.”


Edna Malone Photos by Henry Stovall The keynote speaker for the evening was


Dr. E. Faye Williams. Dr. Williams spoke about her close friendship with the late Dick Gregory. She said that she was in the room with Gregory when he “closed his eyes for the last time.” Williams is a former professor of International Law at the Southern University School of Law. She is the current National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women.


HAMPTON NAACP PAGE 15


Airbnb campaigns to increase diversity on its platform


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