On June 27, 2020, the graduating students of Sweet Union Baptist Church where treated to a special drive-thru celebration sponsored by the Youth Council and the Scholarship Ministry. As church family and friends passed these students, they were greeted with cheers, gifts, and love. Continue reading Moving Forward, Beyond and Above
The Roanoke Region is benefiting from a major corporate decision by ASGN Inc., which will create 700 jobs across Virginia and relocate its corporate headquarters from Calabasas, California to Henrico County. ASGN subsidiary Apex Systems will add 74 jobs to its offices in the City of Roanoke at an average annual salary of $103,894. Continue reading New Jobs Coming to City of Roanoke and Virginia
The reality of man is not his material body, but his thought! “As a man thinketh, so is he, “ we read in Biblical scriptures. “But the thought force and the animal force are partners,” state the Baha’i Holy Scriptures.
Although man is part of the animal creation he possesses a power of thought superior to all other created beings. Therefore the glory of man is wisdom, not ignorance; light, not darkness. If man were to care only for himself he would be nothing but another animal. Nay, lower than the animal that has no freedom of choice. Continue reading The Dynamic Force of Example . . .
Hundreds of thousands of Americans, white and black, see policing as seriously problematic. Liberals tend to think that institutions in America are structured just fine with a need for mending here and there. Many liberals in traditional fashion tend to believe policing in America is okay, but a few problems have developed that require tinkering around the edges. Continue reading Policing Reform or Change?
Those who know me, know I love using the phrase, “Let’s unpack that.” When a friend is sharing a trouble or worry from their personal life, I immediately begin with, “Ooh, we need to unpack this.” It is my way of showing interest, really leaning in, and trying to address the root.
When I began on the path toward anti-racism and toward examining my whiteness, I had to get comfortable being uncomfortable – lean in, and try to address the root. I had to greet feelings of shame, defensiveness and nervousness, and encourage them to take a seat because we were going to be here a while. It’s important to use the same approach that I share with others when things are hard: I need to unpack this. Continue reading Fellow White People, Let’s Unpack This