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The awards honor accomplishments of local and Hampton Roads-connected African Americans who are committed to serving their community. 

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WHRO Public Media continues to explore opportunities to contribute to the national dialogue around race and racism in America. As we celebrate Black History Month, we have a variety of great programs airing on TV, radio and online. Check out the schedule.

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With Valentine's Day making February a month for sweets, what could be better than to add a strawberry cake?

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Due to an oversight, our February matinee schedule was left out of the February issue of Dimensions magazine. You can find this month's schedule here.

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Community Initiatives

Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.

American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today's youth. Find out more


Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans. We're currently involved in these initiatives with them:

Veterans Coming Home

Veterans Coming Home explores "what works" for veterans as they return to civilian life sharing both the challenges and success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities. Find out more

Wall of Faces

There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. Find out more

Race: Let's Talk About It

Stories and events that foster conversations about race relations in America. Find out more

Emerging Leaders Board

Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more

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