The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation (RVPF) in partnership with Preservation Virginia and Brian Wishneff & Associates will screen the documentary Rosenwald on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 4:00pm at The Dumas Center, 108 Henry Street NW. The event is free, (with a $5 donation is suggested). Continue reading The Rosenwald Documentary: The incredible Story of Julius Rosenwald
Program emphasizes the significance of the “Emancipation”
By Jordan Bell
The New Year is always a time of reflection and celebration of the previous year. It is also a time when African Americans celebrate the history of their freedom in America. On January 1, 1863 slaves were freed by President Abraham Lincoln and on every January 1st the local branch of the NAACP celebrates Jubilee day. Continue reading NAACP celebrates Jubilee Day
By Denashia Dunnaville
High school sweethearts, joined together by their soulful hymns, Nicole Ross and Tommy Page became parents of three sons saddled with sickle cell disease.
“It could go from having a great day to being in the hospital,” said Ross. “From a maternal standpoint, the hardest thing to witness is your child suffering.” Continue reading Two parents, 3 sons, and one painful disease
Ms. Mamie Fisher Lee celebrated her 90th birthday (January 2) surrounded by lots of love and well wishes from her family and friends.
“Mz. Mamie,” as she is often called, was born in Roanoke, VA, to Harvey and Eva Fisher, with two sisters, Margaret and Geneva and brother Harvey Jr. She tells stories of her childhood experiences during the depression when it was difficult for her mom to make ends meet and says her mother would encourage her and her siblings to always have faith, reassuring them to trust in the Lord and see how things will get better-and life did! Continue reading Ninetieth Birthday Celebration
The Roanoke Chapter Continental Societies, Inc. met on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at 12 noon at the home of Chapter President, Donna W. Lee for its December chapter meeting and to install two new members Birdie Edwards and Dorothy Lavender into the sisterhood. Continue reading Roanoke Continentals install new members
Up to $3,250 Easy Advance will give eligible taxpayers early access to money
Liberty Tax, a leading tax preparation franchise, will open the 2018 tax season with the largest tax refund advance offer in the industry at participating locations. Liberty Tax is working with Republic Bank & Trust Company, member FDIC, to offer the Easy Advance loan of up to $3,250. There are no fees or interest associated with the loan, which is secured by the tax refund. Proceeds typically are available within 24 hours. Continue reading Liberty Tax opens 2018 Tax Season with Largest Refund Advance in Industry