Friday, May 17, 2013
Roanoke NAACP President Brenda Hale explains how slaves were chained 4 to a rack in the slave ships.
Dignitaries and volunteers were among the 75 or so guests at the ribbon cutting Thursday for the 7000 square foot Harrison Museum of African American Culture now relocated to the Center in the Square. The Square will have its grand opening on Saturday May 18.
With scissors in hand Mayor David Bowers said “We have transitioned from those dark days of segregation to now a day in which we can celebrate diversity.”
Jim Sears, President at Center in the Square said the decision to relocate the Harrison Museum to the Square came down to foot traffic. “If only by accident that pe
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
If you’re a middle class Republican, you will NOT be immune to deep Romney/Ryan budget cuts, including education, to pay for tax cuts for the super-rich and your own children would be affected. And guess what? There will be more that will hurt your family but Romney/Ryan still don’t offer a clue about what else will be axed to insure that richer folks get their tax breaks.
Romney now says he won’t cut education programs but he flip-flops and his word is unreliable. Notably, in the primaries he said he was “a severe conservative” but does not dare say that now since he is in his “more moderate Mitt”act. He really should be called “Anything for a vote Mitt.”
As for his biggest vote draw—he is a successful businessman with the know-how to “turn things around”—none should be fooled here either. Being a successful businessman does not mean he can run our country and his own business “history” raises far too many questions that center on ethics and fundamental fairness—poor foundations for the Presidency.
He has neither experience nor abilities in foreign affairs and as President, may become a “puppet” of Bush’s former foreign policy advisers who got us into an un-needed war.
Now that we’re making real, if slow progress getting out of the deep hole, give President Obama the extra term he needs to clean up the mess he inherited, or put in a write-in candidate who stands for your principles.
Frank H. Winter