Every day when you open the pages of the newspaper or magazine, turn on the radio or the TV, it never fails that the headlines blasting back at you are about: international terrorists, assassinations, bombings, murders, natural disasters, kidnapping, depressing reports on terminal illnesses, etc. This is not only the symptoms of my Parkinson’s disease. It really makes us become numb, expressionless and depressed – tendency to dig a hole, and withdraw. Continue reading “My performing arts mishaps”
What is the idea of being Black? One of the funniest things I’ve heard is if a young Black man doesn’t wear the average Hip Hop fashion or any Hip Hop fashion it’s called “The White Boy Swag.” “Gurl, look at him! He got that White boy swag!”
What were we doing before Hip Hop became the phenomenon it is now?
Did all the men have “White Boy Swag”? Continue reading Identity Crisis
submitted by Thelma Perdue
George Washington Carver (GWC) and Roanoke County Training School (RCTS) students celebrated a joint reunion over the weekend of August 7–9 at the Sheraton Hotel off Hershberger. The first reunion of Carver High students (aka the “Eagles”) was celebrated in 1976. Continue reading G.W. Carver celebrates 15th joint reunion
Men’s Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church held its 4th Annual Charity golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 8 at Botetourt Country Club. It was a great day of fellowship, good food and great competition.
There were 28 teams competing for the coveted trophy and Berglund Chevrolet donated a 2015 Chevy Cruze as the hole-in-one. prize Continue reading Shiloh Baptist Men’s Ministry tees off at Charity Golf Tournament
by Kamila Love
Ever since I got to Roanoke, I heard several young people say, “There’s nothing to do here.” Unfortunately it seemed like what they were saying was true. No, that can’t be true! I’m here to prove them wrong!
On August 15, I was going to the library when the sound of exotic music was coming from behind the library. Duh! I did remember seeing a sign about an Indian Festival a few days earlier. So I reluctantly went to check it out, only reluctant because I wasn’t sure if there was an admission fee. Not reluctant about anything else, I like to think of myself as an adventurer. Continue reading Things to do in Roanoke