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HUD awards Millions to help low-income public housing residents secure higher paying jobs

Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority among nine grantees to receive funding

In an effort to help low-income residents find higher-paying jobs, the U.S. Department and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Friday April 3, a $24-million investment for the next four years to nine public housing authorities, including a $3-million grant to the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), and their partners to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. Continue reading HUD awards Millions to help low-income public housing residents secure higher paying jobs

Roanoke NAACP’s ACT-SO local competition

The Roanoke Branch of the NAACP is excited about the 2015 local ACT-SO competition to be held on Saturday, April 18, at William Fleming High School from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program THAT has been around for 35 years, is considered by some to be a cultural “best kept secret” and people are really talking about how great it is. Community leaders and volunteers serve as judges and supporters for the participants as they showcase their respective talents. Continue reading Roanoke NAACP’s ACT-SO local competition

Choose to accept challenge–and change

One of the benefits of growing old is being able to look back and compare differences (as most tend to do), some good, some not so good with many others becoming utterly ridiculous and totally out of control.

Consider on this earthly plane, purported to be millions of years old, how the most phenomenal explosion of knowledge and advancement in science and technology have all occurred within less than the past 200 years (1844–the Baha’i Era) going from covered wagons to interplanetary travel and from guided missiles and drones to “misguided men,” as penned by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue reading Choose to accept challenge–and change