Category Archives: Commentary

Our defensive/offensive living

It requires no extensive/expensive study of our immediate surroundings and world society to note that the primary requisite for survival in today’s tumultuous society is to perfect the art of “defensive living.”

This awkward and humiliating state of existence results from more recent generations of compounded egotism in particular. In this nation’s infancy (as is inherent in nature) protection, education and the general welfare of our children and posterity, as well as those of others, was a priority. Continue reading Our defensive/offensive living

15 Now Roanoke

Hosted by Community Cultivators

In response to the scheduled announcement today from Senator John Edwards and Delegate Sam Rasoul

15 Now Roanoke is a community movement about raising the lowest standard of living, about ensuring decency for all of us, college degree or not. In the 2nd richest country in the world nobody, especially those who work, should live in poverty. One of our mottos is “Everyone’s worth a living wage”. Continue reading 15 Now Roanoke

Confessions of a stay-at-home dad

by Larry Hester, writer

My editor has been asking me since I first started writing this column to talk about what it’s like being a young, Black stay-at-home dad. I didn’t address it initially since I felt too inexperienced at the time to speak on it. But after two years of being a dad, I finally feel like I’m at a place where I can explain it without sounding like a total moron. Continue reading Confessions of a stay-at-home dad

Obamacare makes a difference for breast cancer

African-American women have a lot to gain from the Affordable Care Act

by Vanessa Cullins, Planned Parenthood

Filed Under Health News, Obamacare, health care reform, Affordable Care Act, Planned Parenthood, breast cancer

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S. And African-American women have the highest rate of breast cancer among women under the age of 40. Continue reading Obamacare makes a difference for breast cancer

Domestic Violence Awareness

Kamila Love
Kamila Love

by Kamila Love

October is the month for Domestic Violence Awareness, an act usually hidden in plain sight that is ignored by many. Though the victims of domestic violence are usually women, men are also victimized. One in three women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Also 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical abuse by their partners. Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness