Deltas & pet owners prepare for Doggy Fashion Show

Participants at orientation for show

The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is preparing to present its 6th Annual Doggy Fashion Show, “Dogs For A Cause” on Sunday, Sept.10, at the Ramada Inn located at 1927 Franklin Rd.

On Sunday, Aug. 27, Saint Francis Service Event Coordinator, Lisa Caldwell, along with service dogs, Deltas and dog owners, attended the orientation session where everyone, including the dogs, met each other in the park. Continue reading Deltas & pet owners prepare for Doggy Fashion Show

AAU Track Team Roanoke Tiger shares summer experience

Arianna Simon

Arianna Simon, daughter of De’andra and Eric Simon, had a good summer while completing the 9-10 year-old age group with the Roanoke Valley Tigers Track and Field Team. She placed 2nd in the 200m in Richmond, VA as well as in the 100m in Atlanta, GA; where she also won the 4×1 relay; placed 5th in 100m and 2nd in the High Jump.

In Greensboro, NC she placed 3rd in 100m and 200m; in Charlotte, NC, placed 3rd in 200m and 100m and won the Long Jump. Continue reading AAU Track Team Roanoke Tiger shares summer experience

Reassessing and rearranging priorities. . .

In the continuous revolution of time and technology this earth and its inhabitants continue to face ever-increasing challenges–presented by man and nature. Such frequent uncertainty can cause psychological and even spiritual blurred vision as with the natural eye when things become increasingly out of focus. Under such circumstances, if not checked, things will in all probability continue to worsen until some major derailment occurs. To rearrange priorities before the inevitable occurs would be the wiser thing to do, reducing, if not preventing the physical and psychological damage. Continue reading Reassessing and rearranging priorities. . .

This Little Light

by Michael Neuroth
Policy Advocate for International Issues

In Charlottesville a few weeks ago, I experienced a darkness I cannot describe.

I felt that darkness as I looked at the face of white supremacy, as white men with shields, clubs and assault rifles gathered in Emancipation Park, feeding off hate and provoking chaos, violence, and, ultimately, death. In the weeks since, tears have flowed as I recall this moment.   Continue reading This Little Light