Rev. Lee: I’m on the path to become a dangerous Negro!
by S. Rotan Hale
All things considered, this year’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration sponsored by North Carolina A&T State University Alumni Association was unequivocally one for the books.
In the spirit of the slain civil rights icon, organization president Gale Graves set the opening tone, “Dr. King challenged us whether we are Black or White–no matter what religion we practice because we are more alike than we are different. His dream of America was a dream for America…that he fought and died for.” Continue reading Pastor ignites MLK message→
As many across the nation honor the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the federal holiday designated on the 3rd Monday in January, the Roanoke Chapter Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) continues its tradition to actively participate. “The Struggle Continues for Justice,” was the theme for the 20th annual banquet held Friday, Jan. 16 at Valley View Holiday Inn which was the first of the organization’s two annual observances. The affair typically draws a sizable crowd (approx 250) and this year was no exception. Continue reading Local SCLC continues two-tiered MLK observance→
On its surface the basic idea of every city in America having affordable dental care available to all residents seems like it would be a foregone conclusion. At its core the issue is much more complicated. Reports show that nearly” half of adults living in Roanoke have not been to a dentist in over two years.” In many other Virginia areas those percentages are much higher. Whether it is because of a lack of funds or knowledge, the numbers are high and are cause for change. Continue reading New Horizons Healthcare opens dental clinic→
Hurt is one of only 10 to receive Carnegie Corporation/New York Times-sponsored award
At a ceremony in New York, Virginia Western Community College librarian Lynn Hancock Hurt received the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for her outstanding public service to the community and ongoing commitment to changing lives through education. Hurt is one of only 10 librarians within the United States recognized this year for this esteemed honor. Continue reading Virginia Western librarian awarded prestigious honor→