A vibrant community gathering, displays celebrate Black History Month at the Senior Resource Center in rural Virginia Beach

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE CREEDS — Creeds native and writer Rita Jones sees humanity as a single patchwork quilt that’s sewn from many threads, and she developed this vision into a program she coordinated for the Senior Resource Center, Inc., in… Continue Reading


Juneteenth: Churches, locals join together to celebrate historic moment

Ed. — This originally appeared in print in the July 5, 2019, edition. BY SHELLY SLOCUM VIRGINIA BEACH — The community gathered at New Hope Baptist Church to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 22.  “This is the first Juneteenth in the city… Continue Reading


A new chapter begins for historic Little Piney Grove Baptist Church

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE CREEDS — Decorative icing on a cake at Little Piney Grove Baptist Church this past month quoted Jeremiah on a special day for the historic church: “And I will give you pastors according to My own heart who will… Continue Reading


Citywide historical effort includes focus on African American church, family cemeteries

  THE INDEPENDENT NEWS CREEDS — People gathered at the Senior Resource Center, Inc., this past month to discuss documenting historic family and church cemeteries. A focus of the meeting was documenting graves and verifying information at private cemeteries where African Americans… Continue Reading


A celebration of service, rededication to the work of Little Piney Grove Baptist

THE INDEPENDENT NEWS CREEDS — On Sunday, Jan. 17, a special service for the installation of church officers and leaders was held at historic Little Piney Grove Baptist Church in Creeds. The Rev. Hubert Wilson Jr. of New Greater Mt. Sinai Church… Continue Reading