In response to the scheduled announcement today from Senator John Edwards and Delegate Sam Rasoul
15 Now Roanokeis a community movement about raising the lowest standard of living, about ensuring decency for all of us, college degree or not. In the 2nd richest country in the world nobody, especially those who work, should live in poverty. One of our mottos is “Everyone’s worth a living wage”. Continue reading 15 Now Roanoke→
My editor has been asking me since I first started writing this column to talk about what it’s like being a young, Black stay-at-home dad. I didn’t address it initially since I felt too inexperienced at the time to speak on it. But after two years of being a dad, I finally feel like I’m at a place where I can explain it without sounding like a total moron. Continue reading Confessions of a stay-at-home dad→
Harrison Museum of African American Culture at The Center In the Square opened a new exhibit “Tobacco People: Africa and the Americas,” Saturday, Oct. 17, knocking it out of the park for the large audience of attendees. This photo essay by a Roanoke based photographer, Sarah Hazlegrove, captures her journey documenting the integral role that Africans and people of African descent played in the commercialization of tobacco for 400+ years. Continue reading New exhibit highlights the heritage of “The Tobacco People”→
The weather Monday Oct. 12 was bright and beautiful, you couldn’t ask for a more perfect day for gardening. The morning sun was shining on the busy volunteers that were tending to the future Food Forest and Goodwill Community Garden just off of 24th St. NW.
Roanoke Community Garden Association (RCGA) in partnership with Goodwill, Virginia Tech Landscape Agriculture Program put together the event funded by RCGA, Goodwill, Member One Federal Credit Union, Rutherfoord Insurance and Roanoke Valley Club. Continue reading Food Forest flourishes in northwest→