by Mary E. Campagna
The 30th of June will be piping hot with activity in honor of the historic Dumas Hotel, an African American icon in this town since the 1930s; a place where a host of greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Fats Domino performed. The week-end will kick off with two revival services: at 7pm June 28 at St. Paul’s United Methodist in Gainsboro and another at 7:00 p.m., June 29 at a church to be designated later this week. (Check the Dumas Legacy Facebook page). Continue reading Doomsday or Dumas Day?
by Stacey Sheppard,
TAP Dir. of Human Services
Families who are in crisis all over the state and even families from out of state seek safety and solace at a hidden space in Roanoke called Sabrina’s Place. The center, named in memory of Sabrina Reed, opened in 2006. Sabrina Reed was murdered by her estranged husband in 2005 during the exchange of her daughter. Sabrina was a daughter, a sister, a nurse, an athlete and a friend to many. Continue reading Families who need safety–TAP Sabrina’s Place
With each Spring season invariably comes annual graduation time, from pre-school to post graduate levels. Few indeed are those untouched by the transitions. As mankind matures and development of science and technology continues at a (literal) maddening pace, the dire necessity of comparable spiritual education becomes more apparent. Continue reading Life’s continuous graduations–of mind & morals…
The United States Golf Association (USGA) is holding its 118th U.S. Open this week at Shinnecock Hills, an elite Country Club on Long Island. This is a historic site as Shinnecock was one of the five clubs that started organized golf (the USGA) in 1894. Consequently, commentators may refer to the history of the game in the United States during the event. Continue reading John Shippen: First American born Golf Pro
by Rev. Traci Blackmon
Executive Minister, Justice and Local Church Ministries
no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well.
– Warsan Shire Continue reading Sounding the Alarm