Priceless Vol 14 Number 5
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NSU Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Kobe Bryant’s Passing Stuns Generations of Athletes, Fans
Talladega College Names Museum for Hampton University's President
The Dr. William R. Harvey Museum of Art Museum is the new home of the Amistad Murals
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Susan L. Taylor to Speak at Grove Church Women’s Conference
Retired Command Sergeant Major Lee Remains at the Helm of JaNay’s Cleaners
Dr. and Mrs. William R. Harvey cut the ribbon for the Dr. William R. Harvey Musem of Art with Talladega College President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, his wife and members of Talladega's Board of Trustees. Courtesy of Hampton Univ.
BY HAMPTON UNIVERSITY Talladega, Alabama —
Hundreds of Talladegians, students, faculty, staff, alumni local and state officials as well as other leaders in higher education braved the cold temperature and threat of rain to be on-site for the historic homecoming for alumnus and Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey. Harvey, a member of the class of 1961, and his family’s record gift of $1.3 million to Talladega College was monumental in the creation of the Dr. William R. Harvey Museum of Art, the new permanent home for the world-renowned Amistad Murals, painted by Hale Woodruff, located on the Historically Black College campus.
"Talladega College has done so much for me and
others," Dr. Harvey said. "It's a real pleasure for me to be able to support Talladega, its students, its president, and its faculty."
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Lisa Long presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony that featured remarks from more than 25 speakers ranging from Talladega’s President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, past and present chairmen of Talladega’s Board of Trustees, Talladega’s current Student Government President, campus faculty and staff, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, U.S. Department of Education
City and State Representatives, other college presidents and the curators responsible for the care and restoration of the Amistad Murals.
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THIS EDITION’S HIGHLIGHTS Vegan Tofu Spinach Lasagna Recipe
African American History: Civil Rights Movement
Opportunity Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch
SBA Working Capital Loans Real Estate Tax Relief in Norfolk
African American History Exhibit AFSA Scholarship
(L-R) COL Timothy P. Bobroski and CSM Earl E. Lee presented Certificates of Appreciation to CSM Lee’s daughter Ms. Janay P Lee and Ms. Marie Twyman from the 143d ESC Commanding General for their support to CSM Lee during his career.
Photo by Jill Bobroski BY BRENDA BUCHANON, CONTRIBUTING WRITER Command Sergeant Major Earl E. Lee
is a “selfless man” according to Colonel R. Timothy Bobroski, United States Army Retired. Lee retired from the Army Reserve in August, 2019. Bobroski, explains that his friendship and work relationship with Lee spans decades—one of the hardest working people he’s ever met. “The guy is a superstar.” He also expounded that Lee always had his Soldier’s interest in the forefront of his mind;
“No better Soldier—selfless.” This statement is one of many compliments bestowed on Lee from his former Army Reserve colleagues.
CSM Lee is a humble and compassionate
man who lives by this rule– “To whom much is given, much is required.”
Lee, who was born in Norfolk, Virginia,
grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia, graduated from Indian River High School and Norfolk
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Buying a Home: Overcoming the Down Payment Hurdle
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BY FREDDIE MAC You're ready to buy a home, but the down
payment seems like an insurmountable hurdle. Don't throw in the towel yet. It might be easier than you think.
Here are two important things to know. You don't need a 20% down payment.
The need to put 20% down when buying a home is a common misconception — most people pay less. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, the DOWN PAYMENT PAGE 4
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