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*This recipe will make two sweet potato pies Ingredients: 12 Medium sized sweet potatoes or yams 1/4 lb. of Butter 2 Eggs 2 to 3 cups of sugar (make this according to taste) Nutmeg to taste 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Evaporated Milk 2 Tablespoons...
The chilly temperatures didn't keep people from taking part in the Harrison Museum of African American Culture's Henry Street Heritage Festival. It was held Saturday in Roanoke's Elmwood Park. This year's theme is "Rhythms of a Village". There was...
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PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Extras are still being sought for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which will be filmed in Richmond and Petersburg. Casting director for extras Billy Dowd tells The Progress-Index that the casting crew is looking for men at least...
reporterUPDATED: Roanoke City Police have arrested a man for stealing a donation jar at Uptown Joe's. Harold Taylor has been charged with petty larceny. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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Assignment ManagerAfter weeks of stalemate, the General Assembly voted to fill two vacancies on the Virginia Supreme Court. Cleo Powell and Elizabeth McClanahan have both served on the Virginia Court of Appeals. Powell is the first African American woman to be appointed...
The Justice Department and the city of Bedford have reached agreement on a vestige of the segregated South -- federal oversight of its local elections. Justice officials announced Thursday they have filed a consent decree in U.S. District Court in the...
Nearly 50 years ago, the late Wendell Scott became the first and only African-American driver to win a race in what is now Nascar's Cup Series. The Danville, Va. native is known as the Jackie Robinson of motorsports. This Sunday night, his story will...
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ReporterThe odds were stacked against her as an African-American woman entering the field of science. But add to that, the fact that's she's blind, and Dr. Z has faced a few road-blocks in her career as a physicist. Dr. Aziza Baccouche, or Dr. Z, produces...
ReporterCivil War Day at the Roanoke Main Library is Saturday March 19, 10:00am-3:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. Do you have letters, diaries, maps or drawings created during the Civil War? The Library of Virginia wants to scan...
One of the "Magnificent Seven" was in Radford Wednesday evening. Three-time Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes was the keynote speaker at Radford University's fifth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event. Dawes is the first female African-American...
People across the area were marching toward Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of unity and tolerance. About 100 people turned out Monday afternoon for the annual walk across the memorial bridge named after the activist. The march ended at First...
ReporterHuckleberry Finn was published in 1885. It was controversial then, it's controversial now. A Mark Twain scholar is coming out with a new version. Alan Gribben has replaced the N-word with "slave" in an effort not to offend readers. "It's such a shame...
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