Category Archives: Archive Stories

Local events keep Black History alive

Black History–Production team for the play ‘Black to the Future’ held at Loudon Ave. Christian Church.

by Jordan Bell

Black history month this year in Roanoke City was a time of many celebrations. Among the productions was the team of Bernadette Brown and Semelle Ramsey along with many others including youth of the city that put on a Black History play Friday, Feb. 23 at Community Action Center (CAC) on Melrose Ave. Loudon Avenue Christian Church also ended the month with a bang. With “Black to the Future,” the name of the play put on by the church’s youth on Sunday, Feb. 25. Continue reading Local events keep Black History alive

Continental Societies present annual “Black Girls Really Rock”

The Roanoke Chapter Continental Societies, Inc. will present its seventh annual fundraiser “Black Girls Really Rock” featuring “Queens of Africa” on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in the William Fleming High School Auditorium at 5:00 p.m. This scholarship fundraiser is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American females in the Roanoke Valley. The criteria for this honor includes: being a role model; has accomplishments that positively affect the community; has a visible presence in positive venues and is involved in at least one public service organization. Continue reading Continental Societies present annual “Black Girls Really Rock”

Domestic Violence Conference slated

Neesey Payne

The Ladies of Vision (LOV) Ministry invites you to their 6th Annual Domestic Violence Conference, “The New Me- No More Scars,” on Saturday April 14, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The conference will be held in the Shiloh Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 201 S. Market Street, Salem.  Neesey Payne, anchor, of WDBJ-7 Mornin’ Show, will serve as Conference Mistress of Ceremony.  Continue reading Domestic Violence Conference slated

Success Strategies for African-American Families

Hackley and Associates will present Success Strategies for African-American Families from 10am-12 noon on Saturday, March 17, at the Little Champions Learning Academy Hackley Education and Learning Center, 1224 Peters Creek Rd., NW.

This interactive workshop will highlight the five most important ways to improve success outcomes for African-American families and children. Continue reading Success Strategies for African-American Families