Priceless Vol 12 Number 3
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Receives Highest Recognition
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Hampton University Homecoming Photos
Rev. Jesse Jackson Reveals Battle with Parkinson's Disease Hampton University to Join Big South Conference in 2018
Hampton University Athletic Director Eugene Marshall (right) and Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle Kallander announce Hampton University's entrance into the Big South Conference, effective July 1, 2018. Photo courtesy of Hampton University
Rev. Jesse Jackson poses recently in Greensboro, NC with his fraternity brother, Troy Coleman, and Coleman's daughter Taylor.
BY REVEREND JESSE JACKSON, SR. "On July 17, 1960, I was
arrested, other college
along with seven students, for
advocating for the right to use a public library in my hometown of Greenville, S.C. I remember it like it was yesterday, for that day changed my life forever. From that experience, I lost my fear of being jailed for a righteous cause. I went on to meet Dr. King and dedicate my heart and soul to the fight for justice, equality, and equal access. In the tradition of the Apostle Paul, I have offered myself — my mind, body and soul — as a living sacrifice.
"Throughout my career of service, God has kept me in the embrace of his loving arms,
and protected me and my family from dangers, seen and unseen. Now in the latter years of my life, at 76 years old, I find it increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks, and getting around is more of a challenge. My family and I began to notice changes about three years ago. For a while, I resisted
interrupting physical my
work to visit a doctor. But as my daily
intensified I could no longer ignore the symptoms, so I acquiesced.
"After a battery of tests,
my physicians identified the issue as Parkinson's disease, a disease that bested my father.
"Recognition of the JESSE JACKSON PAGE 4 This Edition’s Highlights
Health Editorial Education
Baked Apples and Chestnut Puree Recipe My African American European Vacation: Italy HBCUs Make America Strong
Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch
MWBE Conference in Portsmouth Financial Map to Starting and Growing a Biz
Blacks at Microsoft Scholarship
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BY STACY BROWN, LOUISIANA WEEKLY AND NEW AMERICA MEDIA (NNPA Newswire) — A new report
detailing the record-setting spending power of African-American women has further buoyed the confidence of Black female entrepreneurs, who said
the information The report titled, proves their
undeniable value to the United States and the global economy.
Women: Our Science, Her Magic,” was released by Nielsen during the Congressional
Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative conference; it revealed that African-Amer- ican women’s consumer preferences and brand affinities are resonating across the mainstream culture, driving total Black spending power toward a record $1.5 trillion by 2021.
The report also noted that Black women comprise 14 percent of all females in the U.S. SPENDING POWER PAGE 10
HAMPTON, Va. 22-year relationship – Hampton University
announced today that it joins the Big South Conference,
effective July 1, 2018, after a with the Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference. The announcement came at a joint Hampton University/Big South press conference at Hampton University’s Student Center Theater with dozens of athletes and coaches present.
“The move to the Big South Conference
is just another part of an exciting year at Hampton University,” Hampton University President
Dr. William R. Harvey said.
“Institutions in the Big South are located in Virginia, North Carolina
Carolina, which means that our student athletes will spend less time traveling and more time in classes on campus. This keeps the proper focus on academics, which is our
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Study Shows Growing Spending Power, Influence of Minority Women
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