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2015 NAACP Citizen of the Year Awards program

The Roanoke Branch NAACP invites all to come to the 17th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards Program, a Freedom Fund Raiser, with the theme, “Seeking Justice and Equality for All.” The event will be held at the Tanglewood Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, on May 22 with hors d’oeuvres and the Red Carpet Paparazzi from the Roanoke Times at 6:00 p.m., and program at 7:00 p.m. Continue reading 2015 NAACP Citizen of the Year Awards program

Jefferson Center announces public phase of Vital Fundraising initiative

Jefferson Center, a premier arts and education center, announced a major fundraising effort during a news conference at the historic cultural facility in downtown Roanoke today.   Performance Beyond: The Campaign for Jefferson Center seeks to raise $4 million to ensure the long-term viability of Jefferson Center and provide a means to strengthen and enhance imperative community services. Continue reading Jefferson Center announces public phase of Vital Fundraising initiative

Historic High Street BC installs new pastor

Service attended by a who’s who of prominent clerics

Reverend Serenus T. Churn, Jr. in the pulpit at High Street Baptist Church during official installation service Sunday April 12.
Reverend Serenus T. Churn, Jr. in the pulpit at High Street Baptist Church during official installation service Sunday April 12.

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Roanoke’s High Street Baptist Church held a grand celebration, Sunday, April 12, with the installation service for the new pastor, Rev. Serenus T. Churn Jr. and First Lady, Mrs. Karen Churn.

Rev. Churn was elected as the ninth senior pastor of the historic church on November 6 and officially began his duties on January 2. The Yonkers, New York, native is an accomplished minister, educator, lecturer, singer and musician who has a servant’s heart, a love for the ministry of music and a passion for preaching. Continue reading Historic High Street BC installs new pastor

Carver Educational Center project

(from left) Bro. Richard Chubb; Benny Hopkins, Rev. Carroll Carter, pastor of St.Paul United Church who are among those preparing the land, along with Andre’ Peery (not pictured).
(from left) Bro. Richard Chubb; Benny Hopkins, Rev. Carroll Carter, pastor of St.Paul United Church who are among those preparing the land, along with Andre’ Peery (not pictured).

The George Washington Carver Educational Center project, Loudon Ave. and 6th St. NW, is making progress. The community garden plot is being prepared for the Spring planting season and the new sign is being raised.

HUD awards Millions to help low-income public housing residents secure higher paying jobs

Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority among nine grantees to receive funding

In an effort to help low-income residents find higher-paying jobs, the U.S. Department and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Friday April 3, a $24-million investment for the next four years to nine public housing authorities, including a $3-million grant to the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), and their partners to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. Continue reading HUD awards Millions to help low-income public housing residents secure higher paying jobs