African American

Mason Adams

As America loses many of its weekly community newspapers, the Roanoke Tribune forges on. It’s been chronicling Roanoke’s African American community for some 80 years.

Positivity has been a key element.

Embracing Black Owned Businesses

Jun 23, 2020
Cat Modlin-Jackson

As people across the world took to the streets to declare that Black Lives Matter, the owner of a small bookstore in Martinsville shared a message that rocked the internet.

Alex Brandon / AP



The Governor wants to make sure Virginians are learning a complete version of the state’s history. His budget includes money to support an emphasis on black history at several sites across the state.

Edwin Walker

A group in Lynchburg this weekend will honor a man called by some as a local golfing legend. But those who learned from Morris Alexander say he never got the proper recognition since he taught the game at a different time.

Of the nearly 45,000 people who hold a Virginia medical license, only about 8% identify as African American.  And that percentage is even smaller among younger physicians.