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Editor’s Letter: The Power of Extraordinary Women

By Karen E. Jones   |   March 4, 2021

Publisher’s Note: Gun Reform

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr   |   March 2, 2021

Reggie Davis,One of the Most Debonair Men You’ll Ever Meet

By Jordan Bell   |   February 24, 2021

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Editor's Letter: The Power of Extraordinary Women

Dear Family, In what is seen as a historic glass shattering event, the election of a woman to vice...

By Karen E. Jones / March 4, 2021

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Publisher's Note: Gun Reform

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution states: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary...

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr / March 2, 2021

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Reggie Davis,One of the Most Debonair Men You’ll Ever Meet

If you are a lover of hip hop culture you know that hip hop is not only the music aspect of it. Hip Hop also...

By Jordan Bell / February 24, 2021


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Former Service of Councilwoman and Vice Mayor is Priceless

She is small in stature but large in life. Anita James Price’s reach spans Virginia and beyond.   “Anita...

By Charmayne Brown / February 9, 2021

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Calfee Training School: The Legacy Lives On

Pulaski County is a place of rugged beauty. Thick forests and rolling hills stretch across its boundaries....

By Betty Jean Wolfe / February 8, 2021

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Editor's Letter: What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

Dear Family, My favorite poem is Langston Hughes’ Harlem. I was nine when I read it first and it captivated...

By Karen E. Jones / February 5, 2021


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Publisher's Note: Shame On You Mr. Trump

Jan.6, 2021, is being described as one of the most terrifying events in American history.  A violent...

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr / February 3, 2021

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Meet Trish White-Boyd, Roanoke’s New Vice Mayor

In the 137 years since Roanoke has been chartered as an independent city, all the 44 mayors have been...

By Shawn Nowlin / January 4, 2021

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Editor's Letter: Affirm an Unforgettable Year to Usher in the New

Dear Family, Every year as a child, I would go to my church, Asbury United Methodist, with my grandparents...

By Karen E. Jones / January 3, 2021


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Publisher's Note: Move Over 2020, It's Time for 2021

Whew! I cannot help but express my glee that 2020 is over. It was not a year for the faint of heart....

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr / January 3, 2021

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For Roanoke's Ronald Marsh, Education Guided Him to Religion

“Everyone needs a mentor or coach” says Ronald Marsh, an educator at Roanoke City’s Lucy Addison...

By Jordan Bell / December 1, 2020

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Editor's Letter: The Joy of the Holidays

Dear Family,  November, December and January are months full of celebrations across the globe, across...

By Karen E. Jones / December 1, 2020


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COVID-19 is Painfully Real — My wife and I are living witnesses

This year has been incredibly challenging for me and I imagine everyone in our country.  The COVID-19...

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr / December 1, 2020

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Passion for Immigration Law Thriving at Poarch Thompson Law

It is January 2003 and Salem native Christine Poarch is an attorney living in Texas. A 1999 graduate...

By Shawn Nowlin / October 27, 2020

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Joe Sheffey: From Pulaski With Love

Joe Sheffey knows Pulaski County and its surrounding areas about as well as anyone. Born February 26, 1951,...

By Shawn Nowlin / October 27, 2020


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Editor's Letter: How Has the Right to Vote Impacted Your Life?

Dear Family,  It began in Mrs. Daily’s second grade class. We were casting votes for the Governor...

By Karen E. Jones / October 5, 2020

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Publisher's Note: Do the Responsible Thing... Go to the Polls and Vote!

Voting is one of our most fundamental rights as Americans. The privilege to vote is the currency we spend...

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr / October 5, 2020

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My Experience with Privilege as a Multiracial Person Part II

The story continues…  Part Two – We begin with the last line from the first installment:  It...

By Pedro / September 17, 2020


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Editor's Letter: Committing to a Healthy Community

Dear Family, Recently I took a long hard look at myself and was not too happy with what I saw. I wish...

By Karen E. Jones / September 1, 2020

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Publisher's Note: Making History Again with Senator Kamala Harris

In early 2008, I was living in Seattle producing ColorsNW magazine. One afternoon as I set focused on my next...

By Robert Jeffrey, Jr / September 1, 2020

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The Lawlessness in the Streets is Due to the Lawlessness Amongst Police

I was 18 years old when Michael Brown was murdered by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, in 2014. So was Michael...

By Nehemiah Bester / August 28, 2020


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