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NAACP luncheon raises the bar for social justice NOW!

by S. Rotan Hale

The Roanoke Branch NAACP held its 67th Life Membership Freedom Fundraiser Luncheon, Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Holiday Inn, Tanglewood, on Starkey Rd.

WSLS TV 10 reporter Irisha Jones was MC for this annual affair that many look forward to as it showcases the organization’s accomplishments regarding the implementation of justice on various levels and major focus on uplifting the youth. Continue reading NAACP luncheon raises the bar for social justice NOW!

Local Leaders Protest GOP Tax Bill

Representatives from various organizations and businesses in front of the Roanoke Public Library on Jefferson St. downtown.

by Freeda Cathcart

Local leaders gathered in front of the Roanoke public library to protest the GOP tax bill that would cut taxes for the rich and take money from the poor. Over 250,000 have signed the NotOnePenny.org petition to protest cutting taxes for billionaires while raising costs for everyone else. Continue reading Local Leaders Protest GOP Tax Bill

Roanoke Moles recognize Community Leaders

Recipients and presenters from left: Marzetta Sinkler, Jerel Rhodes, Barbara J. Taylor, Elizabeth Gillis, Rev. William Lee, and Gloria Randolph-King.

The Roanoke Chapter of The Moles entertained and presented beautifully framed resolutions to four pleasantly pleased community leaders on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Holiday Inn, Ordway Dr.

Although The Moles is a national social organization, several community service projects are completed annually. Other than scholarships and supporting a charity organization at the Conclave, chapters are encouraged to identify 2 individuals in their community to be recognized for outstanding leadership and service yearly. Continue reading Roanoke Moles recognize Community Leaders

WUCA delivers Thanksgiving Turkeys

Participants from left: Sandra Barlow, Saundra Butcher, Althea Polk, Clarice Walker, Carolyn Patterson, Gloria Randolph-King.

The Women United for Community Action (WUCA) organization purchased and delivered turkeys to several needy homes a few days before Thanksgiving Day. Members of the committee met at the home of President Carolyn Patterson to begin the 4-car convoy making deliveries. Continue reading WUCA delivers Thanksgiving Turkeys

Kroger Foundation donates food truck to Feeding America SW Virginia

First in Nation gift as part of Zero Hunge Zero Waste

The Kroger Foundation has donated a new food truck to meet a crisis need of Feeding America Southwest Virginia. The new Kenworth 26’ refrigerated box truck was unveiled at the Bonsack Kroger on November 17 for its inaugural run picking up food from Kroger and delivering it to the Food Bank. The Kroger Foundation grant was approximately $133,000 for the truck, accessories and first year of insurance costs. Continue reading Kroger Foundation donates food truck to Feeding America SW Virginia