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Renowned authors hash issues of race

Melrose Branch library hosts discussions by National Book Award writers

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From left: Douglas Jackson, founder, Book City Roanoke, speaks with National Book Award writers Justin Phillip Reed and Ibram X. Kendi during a program held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 before a standing room only crowd at the new Melrose Library in northwest. – Photos by S. Hale

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come acquistare levitra contrassegno online It was a standing room only crowd–the biggest the new Melrose Library has seen since opening July 22. It was also a night of introspection for both presenters and those who attended the event held Thursday, Aug. 29, billed as Indecent Histories.

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Roanoke College “Move-In Day” promotes student unity

Incoming freshman Ethan Rohan, a native of upstate New York, with his mom Fran, sister Peyton and dad Mark. – Photos by S. Nowlin

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go site “Move-In Day was a very smooth process this year for everyone. The orientation and student leaders were eager to help carry boxes, answer questions and move new students in their dorms,” Clark said. “There is such a strong sense of community and camaraderie across campus. I personally helped students organize their rooms, greeted their families and helped them connect with campus resources and departments.” Continue reading Roanoke College “Move-In Day” promotes student unity

Lucy Addison High Class of 1960 continues to support the community

The Lucy Addison High School Class of 1960 continued its tradition of donating funds to the Roanoke City Schools Homeless Foundation. For the 3rd consecutive season, the members of this class donated a sizeable amount to the Homeless Foundation for Roanoke City School children. Each year donations from class members exceed the prior year and 2018 was no exception.

Therefore the class of 1960 was also able to support other families in addition to the homeless fund. Giving back to the community has always been a goal of this class.

Honoring 400 Years of African American History

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I had the honor of addressing our Commonwealth as we marked 400 years of African American history since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans into English Colonial America at Point Comfort in 1619. What does this anniversary mean?

In searching for a way to describe its significance, I was drawn to the words of Oliver White Hill, the pioneering Virginia civil rights lawyer who I came to know when I was a young civil rights lawyer beginning my career in Richmond 35 years ago. Continue reading Honoring 400 Years of African American History

Gospel Violinist in Concert

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Renowned gospel Eric Taylor will be presented in concert at 6pm Saturday, Sept. 21 at First Baptist Church-Gainsboro, 310 N Jefferson St. NW.

Described as soulful, uplifting, refreshing and inspiring, Taylor received numerous prestigious awards during his musical career and has performed throughout the country and abroad. Kirk Franklin, Vickie Winans, Kim Burrell and Nancy Wilson are just a few of the gospel and jazz artist Eric has shared the stage with over the years. His music inspires all who hear it. You don’t want to miss this event. Continue reading Gospel Violinist in Concert