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, 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
Service attended by a who’s who of prominent clerics
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
Stuart-Dillard Kappa Relays were held at William Fleming High School on Wednesday, March 25. Middle Schools of Roanoke participated in the meet. Approximately 200 student athletes (girls and boys) participated in Field Events and Relays. Continue reading Stuart-Dillard Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Relays
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.
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