Despite hundreds of years of advancement in science and technology in a world perceived to be millions of years old, how utterly inconceivable its present state of physical, psychological and political chaos becoming increasingly void of trust, virtue, appreciation or respect–even of the respectable! And at this advanced stage of mankind’s maturity how can men and nations continue to be so easily manipulated through warring mentalities? Continue reading Warring mentalities offer no pathway to peace . . .
I’m asked often by local church clergy and faith formation staff about resources for talking with children about racism and white privilege. So I’d like to share a few helpful resources. Continue reading Anti-Racism resources for children and families
by Wornie Reed, Ph.D.
Director, Race and Social Policy, Professor, at Virginia Tech
“A fraud on the American public.” That is how former Chief Justice Warren Burger described the idea that the Second Amendment gives an unfettered individual right to a gun. In 1990, this solid conservative was expressing the widely held consensus of historians and judges across the political spectrum.
Nowadays those words appear quaint, as an individual right to a firearm is widely accepted–so much that states are passing laws to legalize carrying weapons on streets, in parks, in bars, and even in churches. Continue reading How the NRA rewrote the Second Amendment
The Roanoke Chapter Continental Societies, Inc. presented its 7th Annual “Black Girls Really Rock” Queens of Africa program on Saturday, March 17, in William Fleming High School, Dickenson Auditorium. With an atmosphere of sisterhood, fellowship, and stewardship, all honored wore their African inspired attire. The program recognized eight area women who have been positive role models and public servants in the Roanoke Valley. Continue reading Black Girls Really Rock
Extraordinary things happen when you bring together adults who possess outstanding interpersonal skills, expertise in a given field, and a love and passion for young people with youth who are eager to learn and to let those adults impart knowledge and skills into their lives. Such an event took place at Lucy Addison Middle School on Saturday, March 24, as the Gainsboro YMCA hosted its 4th Annual Basketball Camp. Continue reading Basketball Camp scores big with local youth