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Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

Between now and April 15, some tax filers will have to pay a fee called a “shared responsibility payment,” for not having health coverage.   For those who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of the fee for not enrolling in coverage, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is giving consumers an opportunity to purchase health insurance coverage from March 15 to April 30, 2015. Continue reading Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

Revisiting “ships” that pass, night and day . . .

Of all the words in the English language the word “ship” must be among, if not the most adaptable to the most unrelated meanings.

The word itself is defined as “a vessel larger than a boat for transporting people and goods by sea.” The word ship also denotes the transporting of goods by air, land or sea. But far more prolific are the meanings when used as a suffix as:  Continue reading Revisiting “ships” that pass, night and day . . .

‘We Who believe in Freedom cannot rest’

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These lyrics from “Ella’s Song” written by Bernice Johnson Reagon several years ago ring as true today as they did then. These words painfully remind us that the quest for freedom in this country is slipping through our fingers.

“Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons is as important as the killing of White men, White mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.” Freedom from violence and discrimination has not come for Black mothers’ sons. Until that happens, none of us can be safe in a nation that claims freedom as a basic fundamental principle in our democracy. Continue reading ‘We Who believe in Freedom cannot rest’

NAACP Youth Council presents Impactors of Excellence Awards

The Roanoke NAACP Youth Council will present its 2nd Annual Impactors of Excellence Awards program on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 5:00 PM at Pilgrim Baptist Church. The youth are extremely excited about recognizing and honoring a set of individuals in the Roanoke Valley who have made a positive impact in their lives and those of today’s youth.  Continue reading NAACP Youth Council presents Impactors of Excellence Awards