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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM VIRGINIA


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TRADITIONAL VIRGINIA FOODS


  • Ham
  • Peanuts
  • Brunswick Stew
  • Corned Beef
  • Brook Trout
  • Oysters
  • Sweet-Potatoes
  • Molasses



 

   

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT VIRGINIA?


  1. Virginia is a U.S. state on the Atlantic Coast of the Southern United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" and sometimes the "Mother of Presidents" after the eight U.S. presidents born there. Although traditionally conservative and historically part of the South, both major national parties are competitive in modern Virginia. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the population at 8,001,024.

  2. The Virginia General Assembly is the oldest legislature in the Americas. The state government has been repeatedly ranked most effective by the Pew Center on the States. It is unique in how it treats cities and counties equally, manages local roads, and prohibits its governors from serving consecutive terms.

  3. Numerous individual manumissions were inspired by Quaker abolitionists and the revolution's principles. Nat Turner's slave rebellion in 1831 and John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859 showed deep social discontent about slavery and its role in the plantation economy. By 1860, almost half a million people, roughly 31% of the total population of Virginia, were enslaved. This division contributed to the start of the American Civil War.

  4. The populist Readjuster Party ran an inclusive coalition until the conservative white Democratic Party gained power after 1883. It passed segregationist Jim Crow laws and in 1902 rewrote the Constitution of Virginia to include a poll tax and other voter registration measures that effectively disfranchised most African Americans and many poor whites. Despite underfunding for segregated schools and services and a lack of political representation, African Americans still created vibrant communities and made progress.

  5. Most African American Virginians have been descendants of enslaved Africans who worked on tobacco, cotton, and hemp plantations. These men, women and children were brought from west-central Africa, primarily from Angola and the Bight of Biafra. The Igbo ethnic group of what is now southern Nigeria were the single largest African group among slaves in Virginia. Though the black population was reduced by the Great Migration, since 1965 there has been a reverse migration of blacks returning south.

  6. The Civil Rights Movement gained many participants in the 1960s and achieved the moral force to gain national legislation for protection of suffrage and civil rights for African Americans. In 1964 the United States Supreme Court ordered Prince Edward County and others to integrate schools. In 1967, the Court also struck down the state's ban on interracial marriage. From 1969 to 1971, state legislators under Governor Mills Godwin rewrote the constitution, after goals such as the repeal of Jim Crow laws had been achieved. In 1989, Douglas Wilder became the first African American elected as governor in the United States.

  7. Virginia's economy is balanced, with diverse sources of income, including government and military, farming, and business. Virginia has 4.1 million civilian workers, and one-third of the jobs are in the service sector. The unemployment rate was 6.3% as of April 2011. In 2009, Forbes Magazine named Virginia the best state in the nation for business for the fourth year in a row, while CNBC named it the top state for business in 2007, 2009, and 2011. The Gross Domestic Product of Virginia was $363 billion in 2009.

  8. Virginia's educational system consistently ranks in the top ten states on the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress, with Virginia students outperforming the average in all subject areas and grade levels tested. The 2011 Quality Counts report ranked Virginia's K–12 education fourth best in the country.

  9. The climate of Virginia becomes increasingly warmer and more humid farther south and east. Seasonal extremes vary from average lows of 26 °F in January to average highs of 86 °F in July. The Atlantic ocean has a strong effect on eastern and southeastern coastal areas of the state. Influenced by the Gulf Stream, coastal weather is subject to hurricanes, most pronouncedly near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.

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L.A.C.E. Women’s Conference
About The Event

L.A.C.E. Women’s Conference: Ladies under Construction

March 16-18, 2017 Charlottesville, VA

Where: Covenant Church, 1025 Rio Road East, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Date: Thursday- Saturday, March 16-18, 2017

Time: 6:30pm- Groundbreaking Service, Friday: Tina Campbell, Saturday: Karen-Clark Sheard and Erica Campbell.

Details of Event:

Our Goal is to help strengthen individuals who need support and celebrate those committed to doing HIS will. Special Guests include Grammy Award Winning Gospel Artists’ Karen Clark-Sheard, Erica Campbell, and Tina Campbell (Author). Celebrity Stylist “Goo Goo” Atkins, Elder Faith Jones, M.Ed, and Lisa Black.

http://www.ladiesafterchristsexample.com/



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(BPRW) Renowned Arlington Actor and Judge William T. Newman Jr. to Headline Legendary Black Musical

- Avant Bard theatre presents 'The Gospel at Colonus' -

The Gospel at Colonus


(Black PR Wire) Arlington, VA-- Avant Bard theatre proudly presents the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, starring esteemed stage and film actor (and Arlington Circuit Court Chief Judge) William T. Newman Jr. as Oedipus. The production runs February 23 through March 26, 2017, at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, VA.

The Gospel at Colonus transforms Sophocles' timeless tale of the last days of Oedipus into a parable for our times. Its message of redemption is sorely needed right now. With its epic poetry and magnificent score, The Gospel at Colonus reminds us that out of the deepest sorrows, the highest and most uplifting hope can emerge.

William Thomas Newman Jr. is a busy and familiar stage, screen, TV, and voiceover performer. He most recently played the title roles in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Shakespeare’s Othello with Lean & Hungry Theatre. He won critical acclaim as Jack Johnson in the Ohio Valley Summer Theatre production of The Great White Hope. Washington audiences will remember his appearances at Arena Stage in Julius Caesar and The Winter’s Tale. His theatre credits also include starring roles in Plaza Suite, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, and Let’s Get Sanctified. On network TV he played the role of Hal Johnson on the daytime serial Somerset, and his motion picture credits include Suspect and Lee Daniels’s The Butler.

In addition to his acting credits, William T. Newman Jr. is Founder and President Emeritus of the Arlington Community Foundation. He has served as a judge on the Arlington Circuit Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia since 1993 and as its Chief Judge since 2003. In 1987, he became the first African American elected to the Arlington County Board and served as its chairman in 1991.

A soaring celebration of transcendence and the fragility of life, The Gospel at Colonus was a global sensation when it premiered in 1983. The story combines Greek tragedy and African American heritage. The score is an inspiring fusion of Black church gospel with elements of blues and Motown. Written by Lee Breuer and composer Bob Telson, The Gospel at Colonus was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Best Drama in 1985 and won the Obie for Best Musical in 1984.

Avant Bard now gives The Gospel at Colonus new life in an up-close and intimate production directed by Jennifer L. Nelson (Resident Director, Mosaic Theater Company of DC; Founding Artistic Director, African Continuum Theatre Company) with musical direction by e’Marcus Harper-Short (Musical Director of Theater Alliance’s acclaimed Black Nativity). Unlike previous productions of The Gospel at Colonus, which had a megachurch setting, the Avant Bard production will evoke a sacred site that draws from and honors the Greek and African roots of the source material.

“This is The Gospel at Colonus as you have never seen it before,” says Artistic Director Prewitt. “So many lines and songs have taken on fresh relevance—

How can I see you though my tears?
Where shall I find sanctuary?
Now let the weeping cease/Let no one mourn again

—and at this moment in our nation’s history it could not be more timely or more welcome."

Tickets are available online at avantbard.org/tickets or by calling 703-418-4808.


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Association of Black Cardiologists presents

The Spirit of the Heart Community Education and Health Fair


The Association of Black Cardiologists will present the Spirit of the Heart Community Education and Health Fair free to the public on Saturday, October 29th - 12-5pm at Sports Reality - 8137 Pine Ridge Road - Mechanicsville, VA, 23116.

This exciting event is designed to empower and educate attendees on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and provide resources for those living with heart disease. This festive affair will offer educational activities, keynote presentations, community resources (exhibitors), free health screenings, food, fitness and interactive fun.

Short 15-minute main stage programs will be interspersed throughout the day to gives participants a chance to hear from experts, learn about health issues and ask questions. Children will get their own space to learn a little and play a lot during the day. Celebrity appearances will be made by special guests such as Screen Actor, Lamman Rucker (Why Did I Get Married, Meet The Browns, Greenleaf). Bring the entire family! There's something for everybody!

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Buckroe Beach - Mr. Harold Neal Remembers Bay Shore Beach, Virginia (Part 2)
 
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African American slave descendants of the Cabell, Cocke and Massie families of Nelson County, Virginia.
 
 
DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Virginia
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 68.6% 19.4% 0.9% 5.5% 7.9%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

VIRGINIA

QUICK FACTS:
  1. Virginia ranks #5 as best states to live.  Source

  2. Percentage of black-owned firms, 7.8%


STATE SYMBOLS:

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The Flag of the State of Virginia


  • Flower - American Dogwood
  • Tree - Dogwood
  • Bird - Cardinal
  • Dog - American Foxhound
  • Shell - Oyster Shell


    Nickname: Old Dominion; Mother of Presidents

    Motto(s): Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants)

    Capital: Richmond


10 LARGEST CITIES:
  1. Virginia Beach
  2. Norfolk
  3. Chesapeake
  4. Arlington
  5. Richmond
  6. Newport News
  7. Hampton
  8. Alexandria
  9. Portsmouth
  10. Roanoke
 




























 
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