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Students upwardly bound

HBCU College Fair exposes local students to future opportunities
Lori Baker-Lloyd with Va Tech, conducts one of several talks given by facilitators at the HBCU College Fair held Saturday, Feb. 17 at William Fleming HS. – Photos by Shawn Nowlin

By Shawn Nowlin

Archie Freeman knows that choosing which college to attend is one of the most important decisions a person will ever make. To help equip students with the information they need to make the best decision, the William Fleming High School Principal participated in the inaugural Historically Black College and University Fair at his school on Saturday, February 17. Continue reading Students upwardly bound

USPS salutes Black History with forever stamp commemorating Lena Horne

by Ashley Rhame

The United States Post- al Service (USPS) came together Sunday, Feb. 18, for the 2018 Black History Celebration. The Postal System chose to honor the legendary performer and civil rights activist Lena Horne for its 41st Black Heritage stamp series. The stamp art features a photograph of Horne taken by Christian Steiner in the 1980’s which was colorized using royal blue, a color she typically wore. The stamp is being published as a ‘Forever’ stamp and will always be equal in value to the current first class stamp. Continue reading USPS salutes Black History with forever stamp commemorating Lena Horne

NAACP Youth present Impactors of Excellence Awards”

The Roanoke NAACP Youth Council will present its “5th Annual Impactors of Excellence Awards” program on Sunday, March 4, at 4:00pm at High Street Baptist Church.

The youth are extremely excited about recognizing and honoring this set of individuals from the Roanoke Valley who have made a positive impact in their lives and are continuing with today’s youth. Continue reading NAACP Youth present Impactors of Excellence Awards”

National Inventors Hall of Fame seeks nominations

In conjunction with Black History Month, the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is seeking nominations of African-American inventors for its 2019 Class of Inductees. Nominees must hold a U.S. patent for an invention that has contributed to the progress of science and the useful arts as well as to our nation’s welfare. Submit a nomination at invent.org/nominate. Continue reading National Inventors Hall of Fame seeks nominations

Redirecting History through Black History . . .

The reality of man is not his material body but his thought. “As a man thinketh, so is he,” we read in Biblical scriptures. Also that “The thought force and the animal force are partners,” state the Baha’i Holy Writings. Yet although man is part of the animal creation he possesses a power of thought superior to all other created beings! Therefore the glory of man is wisdom, not ignorance; light, not darkness. If man were to care only for himself he would be merely nothing but another animal–“Nay, lower than the animal that has no other choice! Continue reading Redirecting History through Black History . . .

The Black Dream distorted, Black generations lost – Black History redux

A people’s CULTURE, or ethnic SUBCULTURE, when authentic, establishes Values, Aspirational Vision, definition of the people, the Mission and Behavioral Expectations so that the entire group is more likely to survive, thrive, achieve freedom in the national environment, and is more likely to pass success tenets on to ensuing generations.

Martin Luther King’s 1963 Dream Speech was based on his hope that the African American Culture, so instrumental to that point, would remain viable and drive Black advancements even more significantly as the doors of opportunity were thrust open more widely. He urged us to return to our communities and work more diligently on progressive ventures. Continue reading The Black Dream distorted, Black generations lost – Black History redux