Follow up on Hampton School Board and Censorship

Back in January I wrote a blog relating to a policy the Hampton School Board was working on which would censor what employees could say with the threat of being sued or fired if they said anything prejudicial to the interest to Hampton City Schools. The statement was so vague it could have even been … Continue reading Follow up on Hampton School Board and Censorship

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Candidates’ list: Hampton

On May 1, voters in Hampton will elect three members to City Council and the Mayor. Hampton's council is made up of 6 at large City Council Members and one separately elected mayor.  Hampton also has a School Board election. The School Board employs a ward system with the exception of one at large seat. Three districts … Continue reading Candidates’ list: Hampton

Virginia Peninsula MAL League of Women Voters Forums

The Virginia Peninsula MAL League of Women Voters will be hosting candidate forums with the ladies of the Newport News & Hampton Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta for the localities of Hampton and Newport News.  Both these groups are non-partisan and do not endorse candidates. Questions will be taken from the audience and the … Continue reading Virginia Peninsula MAL League of Women Voters Forums

Candidates’ list: Newport News

On May 1, voters in Newport News will elect three members to city council. Newport News employs a ward system.  Newport News also has a school board race. Three districts are up for election. City Council Candidates are: North District Robert Coleman Marvin Harris Central District Pat Woodbury * South District Victor Albea Bekura Shabazz … Continue reading Candidates’ list: Newport News

What I hope for in a candidate

Super Tuesday over and here in Hampton, we have council elections coming up.  However, I have become very discouraged by the political environment of recent years, for two reasons: the partisan political fighting and also the promises candidates make that they can not keep. When I go to a "meet the candidate" event, I have … Continue reading What I hope for in a candidate