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Carilion Clinic to build world-class $100 million cancer center

One million seed gift jump-starts center plans

Rendering of Carilion’s proposed multi-million-dollar Cancer Center

Carilion Clinic recently announced a $1 million seed gift to jumpstart plans for a world-class Carilion Clinic Cancer Center on the VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus. President and CEO Nancy Howell Agee and her husband, the Honorable G. Steven Agee, have donated the money in honor of the many individuals who have dedicated their lives to caring for patients with cancer, along with those confronting the disease through their research and advocacy efforts. Continue reading Carilion Clinic to build world-class $100 million cancer center

Richmond hosts Annual VA State NAACP 2019 Convention

ATTENDEES from left: Marvin Wilson, Mrs. Barnes, Lorena Wilson, Gloria Randolph-King, Monique Randolph, Blake Barnes, Cleo Sims, Sheila Herron, Brenda Hale, and Anita Wilson. (not pictured Sherman Holland)

by Robert N. Barnette Jr., VSC President

The 84th Annual NAACP Virginia State Conference (VSC) NAACP was held in Richmond, VA over the Nov. 1-3 weekend at the Hilton Short Pump Hotel and Spa. The VSC NAACP is a membership-based advocacy organization with approximately 95 Virginia branches with a unique and incomparable ability to drive change at local, regional, and national levels. The current political and policy climate demands that the VSC NAACP remains steadfast and responsive in the face of the serious challenges confronting communities of color, continued assault on voting rights, foundational threats to democracy, and on all forms of injustice. Continue reading Richmond hosts Annual VA State NAACP 2019 Convention

Prince Hall Masons from Alleghany–Dunbar #109 and KOP ES Brown #2 Parents Club unit to give

Alleghany-Dunbar #109 and the young men of Knights of Pythagoras (KOP) ES Smith #2

November is the month of thanksgiving and the members of Alleghany-Dunbar #109 and the young men of Knights of Pythagoras (KOP) ES Smith #2 and their KOP Parent Group made sure the blessing they have received were paid forwarded. The brothers from Alleghany-Dunbar Lodge #109 and young men from their youth group, KOP ES Brown #2, served as Salvation Army Bell Ringers on a cold and rainy Saturday morning in front of a local Kroger Supermarket. Continue reading Prince Hall Masons from Alleghany–Dunbar #109 and KOP ES Brown #2 Parents Club unit to give