On its surface the basic idea of every city in America having affordable dental care available to all residents seems like it would be a foregone conclusion. At its core the issue is much more complicated. Reports show that nearly” half of adults living in Roanoke have not been to a dentist in over two years.” In many other Virginia areas those percentages are much higher. Whether it is because of a lack of funds or knowledge, the numbers are high and are cause for change. Continue reading New Horizons Healthcare opens dental clinic→
Hurt is one of only 10 to receive Carnegie Corporation/New York Times-sponsored award
At a ceremony in New York, Virginia Western Community College librarian Lynn Hancock Hurt received the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to changing lives through education. Hurt is one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor. Continue reading Virginia Western librarian awarded prestigious honor→
Members of the Beta Chi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. rolled up their sleeves and devoted Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to volunteer work at the Roanoke Rescue Mission Distribution & Recycling Center.
The Roanoke chapter, with other Alpha Kappa Alpha chapters across the country, celebrated the life and memory of Dr. King by participating in a community impact day of service. Community impact days provide local chapters the opportunity to choose service projects that will be beneficial to their surrounding communities. Continue reading AKAs volunteer at Rescue Mission on MLK Day→
The Who’s Who is America’s Neighborhoods Award was created to recognize individuals whose work mirrors the mission of Neighborhoods, USA which includes: Building and strengthening neighborhoods; Encouraging neighborhood involvement in the decision-making process in local government; and promoting productive communications, collaborations and partnerships among neighborhood associations, local governments and the public-private sectors. Continue reading Who’s Who is America’s Neighborhoods Award→
Kanye West, Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett-Smith, John Singleton, Lauryn Hill, Hill Harper, Mos ‘Def, and Roanoke’s very own, Patrick Curtis and Tyler Langhorn all did it! They are all winners of the National NAACP ACT-SO Program. If they can do it, then we know that other youth in the Roanoke Valley can do it, too. Continue reading NAACP ACT-SO Program: looking for 2015 local participants→