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SCLC and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. honor King

Pastor Lyle Morton in the spirit of the MLK celebration as the William Fleming and Patrick Henry high schools combined choirs rock the house Monday, Jan.15 at St. Paul UMC in northwest. – Photos by S. Hale

by S. Rotan Hale

The local branch SCLC joined by a small crowd of supporters braved the cold Monday, January 15 and gathered at the MLK bridge (downtown) for the organization’s annual celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Marchers proceeded to Saint Paul United Methodist Church, on Gilmer Ave. (Rev. Lyle Morton pastor) where under the direction of Jeffrey William, Jr., voices of the William Fleming and Patrick Henry high schools combined choirs rang out loud and clear with vibrant renditions of modern gospel favorites in praise of the holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. Continue reading SCLC and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. honor King

MLK contemporary gives talk at Roanoke College

Dr. Virgil Wood with Annette Lewis MC for the talk held Friday, January 12 at Roanoke College, Salem. – Photo by Shawn Nowlin

“His life had a global impact” said Dr. Virgil Wood speaking about about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wood delivered an inspirational talk at Roanoke College on Friday January 12, about the iconic civil rights legend who was also his personal friend.

Roanoke College Dept. of Multicultural Affairs hosted the event “What Martin Luther King Jr. Saw on the Mountain Top” which was a community celebration recognizing the national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. Continue reading MLK contemporary gives talk at Roanoke College

Local celebrations honor King’s legacy

Alumni association annual breakfast salutes MLK
Dr. Anthony Jenkins, president of West Virginia State University

by Ashley Rhame

In honor of MLK Day, Hotel Roanoke ballroom was filled with a who’s who of area residents. The Roanoke Valley Chapter of North Carolina A&T State University Alumni Association once again organized an early morning breakfast marking the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.   Continue reading Local celebrations honor King’s legacy

Altruist Club presents Debutante Queen 2017

From left: Neya Williams, 2nd runner up with Majesty Jones 2017 Debutante Queen; and Shacoya Price, 1st runner up at the Ball held December 27 at Hotel Roanoke.

Majesty Jones, daughter of Leonard III and Verna-Hoapili-Jones, of Roanoke, was crowned 2017 Debutante Queen during the Altruist Club’s annual Debutante Ball held December 27 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, marking the 64th anniversary of the event! Continue reading Altruist Club presents Debutante Queen 2017

Reassessing and rearranging priorities . . .

Although at mid point of this first month of another Gregorian New Year, it still may be time–and most certainly wise–to reassess and rearrange a few of our individual priorities of the past that may have significant positive impact upon our future–as well as of the future of others about us. In the confused, fluctuating state of today’s local and especially world status, such spiritually blurred vision, as with the natural eye, can cause distortion, dizziness and other complications that will continue to worsen until some major derailment occurs. Continue reading Reassessing and rearranging priorities . . .