Dover High School grad Burrell gets starring role with ‘Madea’

The power of writing down your goals and dreams can go a long way. Courtney Burrell is a living testament to that statement. “I wrote down my affirmations and just started chasing them,” Mr. Burrell said. “I wrote down that I was going to become a great actor and I was going to start inspiring […]

Dover police chief Mailey breaking barriers

DOVER — When Marvin Mailey comes into the Dover Police Department in the morning he does so with a focused sense of pride. He walks with a purpose — and history walks along with him. That feeling of fulfillment doesn’t just come from Mr. Mailey being the first African-American police chief in the city of […]

Dover program informs public on African Americans in Civil War

DOVER — “You don’t know where you’re going if you don’t know where you came from” is a notion that Kathy Trusty lives by. “If you don’t know your history, you can easily repeat it,” Ms. Trusty said. “Segregation and Jim Crow wasn’t too long ago. If people don’t know about their history, they can […]

‘Traveling Africa’ exhibit details adventures by locals

DOVER — The Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover will examine ways that Americans record and relate to Africa with its newest exhibition titled “Traveling Africa.” Part of Dover’s annual Citywide Black History Celebration, the exhibition will run until March 24. It includes travel photography of memorable moments on the continent, as well as […]

DSU’s Mishoe proudly following in her father’s footsteps

DOVER — Just taking a stroll along the sidewalks on the campus at Delaware State University brings memories of carefree, childhood days rushing into Dr. Wilma Mishoe’s consciousness. Simply put, Delaware State University is home to Dr. Mishoe, who officially became the first female president of Delaware State University on July 1, 2018. She is […]

Program details lost history of Rosedale Beach

DOVER — When you think of Millsboro, you probably don’t think of any A-list hotels or resorts perfectly set along the beach. Neither did Tamara Jubilee-Shaw, who presented the history of the Rosedale Beach Hotel and Resort on Feb. 2 during a program at the Delaware Public Archives, which drew close to 200 people. Growing […]

Dover program celebrates African people, traditions

DOVER — While the continent of Africa lies more than 8,000 miles from the United States, it offers an undeniably huge contribution to black culture that exists here today. That’s why former State Rep. Don Blakey says it’s so important for African Americans to remember and celebrate the lineage of people and traditions that come […]

Twin Poets give voice to social justice

DOVER — Once one understands the vocations and livelihood passions of The Twin Poets, the sources of their spoken word creations are no mystery. On stage, the identical twin duo of Al Mills and Nnamdi Chukwuocha use the power of poetry and spoken word to fixate their listening audience on the challenges facing urban America […]

Georgetown man finds extra work as extra

GEORGETOWN — Allen Cramer is no longer camera shy. Nor is he starstruck. Those who know Mr. Cramer and are fans of Netflix or the Investigation Discovery TV network might have spotted the 40-year-old Georgetown resident on the tube — or even the silver screen. A work-study paralegal student at Delaware Technical Community College, Mr. […]

Smyrna author’s story comes up Golden

SMYRNA — When Smyrna author Cindy Cavett first found out her story “Rehoboth Beach Break” was going to be included in gift bags for the 2019 Golden Globe nominees and presenters she didn’t believe it. “When I read the email from my publisher I thought it was spam,” Ms. Cavett said. “Once I read it […]