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Where is the hope?

by Meighan Pritchard,
Environmental Justice Curriculum Trainer

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” Vaclav Havel

As I write, residents of Texas are beginning the long process of recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Other storms are gaining strength in both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. The summer monsoon season in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh has left over 1,200 people dead; it has also ruined crops and hundreds of thousands of homes and put at least one third of Bangladesh under water.  Continue reading Where is the hope?

TAP answers allegations regarding Dumas Hotel sale

Statement (and accompanying timeline) from TAP’s president and CEO, Annette Lewis, regarding allegations made about Dumas Hotel sale.  
Annette Lewis

“Let me begin by stating emphatically that TAP DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE and we always act in good faith.

“The facts are that before TAP accepted an offer, the Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. made an offer on June 7 that TAP responded to with a counter offer on June 20, 2017.  “Another offer was received from a different interested party by TAP on June 26.  Prior to accepting the offer, TAP’s realtor contacted the realtor for Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. to inform the group of the other party’s interest.  TAP’s realtor also wanted to find out the status of TAP’s counter offer. Though TAP was not required to notify Dumas Hotel Legacy, Inc. of the second party’s interest, TAP did.  TAP did not receive a response. Continue reading TAP answers allegations regarding Dumas Hotel sale

AYBA 2017 National Champs

TEAM – (front row from left) Jerel Rhodes II, Devin Johnson, Landon Trail, Brein Burch, Miles Wilson, Jaron Walker Jr., Satchel Venable. (Back row) Head Coach Richard Wilson, Stark Jones II, Elijah Mitchell, Coach Stark Jones, Jayden Smith, Louis English, Sidney Webb, Coach Omari Venable.

“The Virginia AllStars 2023”(the teams graduation year) won the 2017 AYBA National Championship in Ocean City, MD on July 28!  They were undefeated throughout the tournament to become National Champions!! The AllStars finished the season with a 61-10 record.  Congratulations AllStars!   (The Roanoke team is made up of 11 & 12-year-olds from the 6th & 7th grades.

Tribute to Barack Obama: New book showcases timeless achievements of “Number 44”

Researched and written by Jonathan Chawora, ‘Tribute to Barack Obama’ seals in history, forever, the personal and political achievements of who many rightfully consider to be the best world leader of all time. From his work banning torture by American troops to his crushing of gender pay gaps, and all the way to his quiet, dignified conviction as a man – this new volume pays fitting homage to a leader who operated in a class of his own. Continue reading Tribute to Barack Obama: New book showcases timeless achievements of “Number 44”

Kroger partners with Feeding America to fight flu

Kroger’s pharmacies are partnering with Feeding America to help feed the hungry this flu season. Kroger is donating one meal through the Feeding America network of food banks for every flu shot administered at a Kroger pharmacy. Kroger operates 119 pharmacies in the Mid-Atlantic Region of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, northeast Tennessee, southern Ohio and the Ashland, KY area. Continue reading Kroger partners with Feeding America to fight flu