The Roanoke Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity recently donated 6 full Thanksgiving baskets to children and families in the Roanoke Community. Al Elliott and Al Meeks coordinated the annual initiative this year. Chapter members worked with several local churches to identify deserving families. Continue reading Kappas Donate Thanksgiving Baskets
LEAP for Local Food, operator of the Grandin Village and West End Community Markets, has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the Roanoke Women’s Foundation of Foundation for Roanoke Valley to build a community kitchen in the West End neighborhood. Construction is slated to begin in February 2015. Continue reading Leap Community Kitchen gets cooking with $100,000 grant
In the aftermath of last week’s election, emotions range from celebration to lamentation, depending upon on which political party or candidate that we supported. If the barrage of political ads leading up to the election didn’t already exhaust us, we are now forced to digest the endless speculation of political analysts recounting all the reasons for the results. Negotiation among elected leaders is once again promised as a solution to the gridlock, which has severely discouraged voter participation throughout the land.
Again we arrive at the popular holiday that transcends ethnic, religious, racial and numerous other man-made divides. Thanksgiving Day is an annual reminder of the innumerable blessings we may easily take for granted throughout the year. Continue reading True Thanksgiving….