The Harrison Museum of African Culture is pleased to announce the bakers for the Henry Street Dessert Contest beginning at 12:00 noon on September 19. Continue reading Henry Street Dessert Contest announces bakers for 2016
Renovation Alliance, formerly Rebuilding Together Roanoke, in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, will honor veterans and surviving spouses Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. at 601 Arbutus Ave. SE., home of Army veteran Buster Mullins. Mayor David Bowers will participate in commemorating the day. Continue reading Community-wide Day of Service
Help Avoid Identity Theft! Join the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office for a Free paper shredding event, when the 2nd Annual Community Shred Day is held in conjunction with TRAID on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Home Depot 3217 Hershberger Rd N.W. between 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Continue reading Annual Shred Day
A new dance studio, Live Out Loud Dance Studio, opened its doors in Roanoke on Saturday, Aug. 22, in the Cultural Arts for Excellence (CAFÉ) building, 1707 Cove Rd. NW. Continue reading New Dance Studio opens in community
Innumerable are the words within the English language that end with ’ception, the most influential of which would most certainly be perception and deception! How one perceives whatever is happening at any given time is inevitably greatly influenced by the deception that too customarily precedes it, often beginning from infancy.
It appears that mankind in the aggregate continues to be so manipulated-–from modern day commercials to as far back as the continuous waging of war itself. Continue reading Life’s controlling ’ceptions vs reality …
I graduated from high school just a few months before the monumental Voting Rights Act was passed on August 6, 1965. In the photographs of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing that day, we see faces of joy with tears flowing from a weary yet jubilant community of African-American sisters and brothers and their allies surrounding him. I was a teenager then, living in a small rural town in Colorado. As someone who could not yet vote, I didn’t realize all that it would mean to millions who had been denied that very fundamental right of living in a democracy. Even though I had read about it, I didn’t fully understand all the trials that courageous leaders endured to get this epic legislation through Congress and to the President’s desk. Continue reading Voting rights matter