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Salem fifth-graders encouraged to dream big 

Salem 5th graders, eager to learn, attend career fair Friday, Nov. 17 hosted by Salem Civic Center. – Photos by S. Nowlin

by Shawn Nowlin

Encouraging youth can come in a variety of ways. Such examples as having meaningful conversations and avoiding comparison praise were on full display November 17 when Salem Civic Center held a unique career fair for local fifth-grade students.

The purpose of the occasion was to provide an opportunity for young pupils to meet and get advice from several local city employers. Continue reading Salem fifth-graders encouraged to dream big 

Community Health Promoter 2017 Program Graduates

by Sandra Davis, CHPP Coordinator

Sixteen community memberss successfully completed the Anchor of Hope Community Foundation’s Community Health Promoter Program (CHPP), and graduated as CHPP on Monday, Nov. 20 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building. Graduates received pins and receive their Community Health Promoters Certificates of Completion, given by the Honorable Mayor Sherman Lea, Sr., during the 7:00 pm City Council Session! Continue reading Community Health Promoter 2017 Program Graduates

Give something special this year

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on Tuesday, Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate on improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support. The day joins nonprofit organizations, charities, families, businesses, and individuals to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in this season of giving. Continue reading Give something special this year

Oil and Gas Industries’ Toxic pollutants poisoning African-American Communities

WASHINGTON, DC, – Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have co-authored a landmark report that demonstrates, for the first time, the specific health risks from airborne pollutants caused by oil and natural gas development impacting African American communities.

The study, Fumes Across the Fence-Line: The Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Oil and Gas Facilities on African American Communities, was launched at a briefing at the National Press Club by NAACP and CATF, and supported by the National Medical Association (NMA). Continue reading Oil and Gas Industries’ Toxic pollutants poisoning African-American Communities