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Trump “big loser” in Virginia elections

Democrats win big in races throughout the state!
ELECTION – Poll worker Jimmy Lee Jones, Jr. greets a veteran who came to cast his vote at Eureka Park Precinct in northwest. – Photo by S. Hale

by S. Rotan Hale

It was a great night for democrats with big wins in a host of races through- out the commonwealth sending a clear signal that Virginians aren’t going for the Trump administration’s tactics and “politics of division.”

Now Donald Trump is the “big loser” in Virginia as Democrats celebrated key victories over republicans in the governor’s race as well as the race for Lt. Governor, attorney general and various Senate and House of Representatives seats–securing Virginia’s role as a blue state. Continue reading Trump “big loser” in Virginia elections

New director of school counseling

Taisha Steele

It is a homecoming of sorts for Taisha Steele. She may be the new director of school counseling, but she has long ties to Roanoke and Roanoke City Public Schools.

Steele grew up in Roanoke and is a proud graduate of William Fleming High School. She pursued college degrees at James Madison University, Radford University, and Virginia Tech before returning to the StarCity. Continue reading New director of school counseling

Annual Life Membership Fundraiser Luncheon

Dr. Jeff May, Jr.

The Roanoke Branch NAACP invites you to come join in its 67th Life Membership Freedom Fundraiser Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood, located at 4468 Starkey Rd.

This year’s theme is “Social Justice-If Not Now, When?” with Dr. Jeff May, Jr., national motivational speaker and consultant who leaves an impact on the innumerable lives he encounters as the distinguished guest speaker. Jeff acknowledges that the change he wanted to see in the world and in others started with a change within himself. He has also had the awesome privilege of presenting a wide range of workshops, seminars and key-note addresses to audiences throughout the country and is highly requested by countless school districts, higher education institutions, churches and various community organizations. Continue reading Annual Life Membership Fundraiser Luncheon

CIAA Southern and Northern Division winners battle for Championship Title in Salem

Salem, VA – On Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 pm the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) 2017 Football Championship game will kick off at Salem Stadium. The Broncos of Fayetteville State University, the conference’s Southern Division Champions, will face the Trojans of Virginia State University, Northern Division Champions. Continue reading CIAA Southern and Northern Division winners battle for Championship Title in Salem

Mayor Lea recognizes organizers of local HBCU Week

Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr. recognizes the efforts of 3 individuals, Sharon Hicks, Paula Page Johnson, Kit Kelso of CEO & Co., and one organization, Alpha Kappa Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This team organized the first Historically Black Colleges & University (HBCU) week November 5 – 12. The week concludes on Saturday, Nov. 12, with the CIAA Football Championship Game in Salem, VA. HBCU week recognizes the rich heritage, cordiality, comradely and their contribution fabric of our society. Continue reading Mayor Lea recognizes organizers of local HBCU Week