The Annual “Talent Hunt” presented by Gamma Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, in the William Fleming High School auditorium. Continue reading Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s 2015 Talent Hunt
The Mike Hamlar Annual Golf Tournament (MHAGT) to Help drive SW Virginia Forward will be held at 1:00 p.m., April 24, 5220 Hunting Hills Dr. During election years, it helps to elect Mike Hamlar to bring true representation to the people of the 19th Senate District. During off years, it raises funds for charities that make a difference in our community. Continue reading Mike Hamlar Annual Golf Tournament
Communication, the key to unlocking the challenges of our generation, will be the primary focus of a Workshop on Racism set for Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Gainsboro Library, 15 Patton Ave., N.W. Facilitators: Freda Cathcart, Communication leader, and Rob Wormley, TAP family educator. Continue reading Workshop on Racism
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Following a successful event last November, Roanoke Star Tank is excited to announce a new mid-year event, Star Tank Tip-Off, on May 14, 2015, inside the CoLab on Grandin Road. Continue reading Roanoke Star Tank “Tip-Off” announcement
Each year while gathering information on Black pioneers and history makers we become mesmerized and exhilarated by the oceans of information being increasingly made available from ever widening sources. It is even more rewarding to have lived through the unparalleled period of time that witnessed much pertinent Black History in the making, especially through my association with the media–with which I have been affiliated for some 70 years on six different newspapers (two of which were White-) in four different states. My association comes not always through the glamorous profession of interviewing and reporting (that still does not appeal to me), but through dingy, often smoke filled all-male composition rooms from which the printed media came, prior to computers. Continue reading Exploring Black History. . .
Black History Month has historically been observed in February each year. It is meant to honor and recognize the incredible courage and witness of African-American heroes and sheroes who have shaped our communities, our churches, and our nation. I am continually in awe of those who have made a difference in my life throughout the years. I am privileged to work with such folks every day, but will not call them out by name without their permission. It is important to set aside a special time of the year for this purpose, but it is time to proclaim that every month matters! Continue reading Every month matters