As the troubling saga surrounding Ferguson, MO and the shooting of Michael Brown continues to unfold, several local organizations have launched efforts as a response. The Roanoke Branch NAACP and Roanoke Chapter SCLC hosted a “News Conference and Rally for Justice” on Sunday, Nov. 30.
About 50 people gathered at the Martin Luther King Bridge in downtown as a show of support and to voice concerns regarding the troubling series of events including the grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer responsible for the shooting.
by S. Rotan Hale
It was a grand night Saturday, Nov. 29 as family and friends celebrated Pat Curtis’ 60th birthday in style. The Kazim Temple hall in downtown Roanoke was filled with many who came out to support and party with the wife of Duke Curtis of Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home.
US Cellular delivered exciting news to six area Roanoke teachers that their classroom projects had been funded through the company’s Calling All Teachers program. This is the company’s fourth time working with philanthropic website DonorsChoose.org and this year funded $1-million in impactful and engaging classroom projects submitted by public school teachers.
There were plenty of good wishes and encouragement to go around at the Silver Celebration of Praise held for Dr. judi Love Bowman on Friday, Nov. 28 at the Ramada Inn. judi entered the gala to the theme from “Preachers of LA”: “They call me a hero, but I can’t fly,” looking radiant and spreading joy and love.