Citizen of the Year Awards Program touches new ground

Husband and wife team deliver agriculture and civil rights message.
From left: Local NAACP president Brenda Hale; Dr. John Boyd; Kianna Price Wade and local vice president Gloria Randolph-King, NAACP Youth Council chair.

by S. Rotan Hale

The Roanoke Branch NAACP Annual Citizen of the Year Awards (COTY) program typically draws a who’s who of local dignitaries and others who believe in and support its local branch.

Held Friday, May 5, this year marked the 19th event of its kind and, all things considered, it just keeps getting better and better.

Kianna Price-Wade, as MC, added her special exuberance to the affair in which she quite evidently embraces on a personal level especially during the NAACP youth acknowledgement segment. Continue reading Citizen of the Year Awards Program touches new ground

Local Deltas present Jabberwock winners

Tiana Keeling, Miss Jabberwock 2017

The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority continued the more than 30-year tradition of hosting Jabberwock 2017, this year under the leadership of co-chairs, Tanisha Nash, 1st Vice President and Trish White-Boyd along with a committee of 22 dedicated members of the Roanoke Alumnae Chapter.

Jabberwock 2017 was held at the Jefferson Center Shaftman Hall on April 21. Sorority Sister Bianca Holman, news reporter for WDBJ 7 served as Mistress of Ceremony for the evening. Continue reading Local Deltas present Jabberwock winners