Category Archives: Regional News

George ‘Kila’ Miller receives coveted Whitney M.Young Award

Honored – George “Killa” Miller holding the Whitney M. Young award accompanied by two scouts at the Blue Ridge Mountains Council BSA program held Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Salem Civic Center. – Photos Complements BSA

The Boy Scouts of America honored George “Kila” Miller with the prestigious Whitney M. Young Award for outstanding service to his community on Thursday Sept. 3rd at the Salem Civic Center.

The Whitney M. Young Award is given to a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution through Scouting to low-income urban/rural youth. Continue reading George ‘Kila’ Miller receives coveted Whitney M.Young Award

Local NAACP Branch and Youth Council hold annual Voter Registration Drive

NAACP PARTICIPANTS from left: Edwina Dickey, Fran Berry, Anita Wilson, Brenda Hale, Sheila Herron, Gloria Randolph-King (hidden), Angela Wimberly, Marylen Harmon, Lorena Wilson, and Deborah Davoll.

The Roanoke Branch NAACP held its 3rd Annual Drive-Thru Voter Registration Drive in the WTOY Parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10 AM to 4:00 PM supported by the NAACP Youth Council with a Bake Sale and Hot Dog Sale for the Registrants and the community. Continue reading Local NAACP Branch and Youth Council hold annual Voter Registration Drive

L. Douglas Wilder: Countinuing 30 Years of history, Then & Now

Douglas Wilder

You are cordially invited to attend the “L. Douglas Wilder: Continuing 30 Years of History, Then & Now.” Join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the inauguration of L. Douglas Wilder, as 66th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation’s first elected African-American governor. His continuing legacy will be acknowledged with a daylong virtual leadership symposium. During the live webcast, Governor Wilder will deliver a keynote address and senior elected officials, political experts, and students will offer their insights and take audience questions. Continue reading L. Douglas Wilder: Countinuing 30 Years of history, Then & Now

Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth presents recommendations to Governor Northam

RICHMOND — The final report of the Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth was presented to Governor Ralph Northam, the Virginia Board of Education, and other key advocates for diversity and inclusion in Virginia classrooms on August 31, 2020. The report includes the Commission’s findings and recommendations on how to improve Virginia’s history and social science standards of learning and ensure that all teachers have the professional development supports needed for culturally competent instruction. Continue reading Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth presents recommendations to Governor Northam

2020 graduate gets personal with 2020 graduates; high school and college

Tara Kent, Ph.D.

Dear Class of 2020,

Congratulations, you completed a significant benchmark. I am writing to encourage you to dig deeper. Whether you are a high school or college graduate continuing your education or entering the workforce, you can achieve your aspirations with the will to dig deep and gain profound knowledge and understanding of African American history. Continue reading 2020 graduate gets personal with 2020 graduates; high school and college

Local MCs pay it forward

MRMC

The Masonic Riders Motorcycle Club (MRMC) mother chapter of Woodbridge, VA and Roanoke Chapter presented a laptop computer (charity gift) to Keannu Arrington, a former Past Master Knight from The Order of the Knights of Pythagoras (KOP) to assist in staring his freshman year in college.