The families and the community want answers now!
HueVoices.com founder Bobby Marvin
"I Can't We Can" Recovery founder Israel Cason and Daren Muhammad
Young and old alike attended vigil, including promoter D. Chase and son. Chase is active among the leaders in Baltimore's entertainment arena and co-founder of DMD Experience, insists a premium must be put on black life in Baltimore by all.
Many family members of Officer Torbit's attended vigil
The men in the community were present, including Brother Aaron, 2nd from left
Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes was the only elected official in Baltimore to attend vigil for Officer Torbit and Sean Gamble.
The family members of Officer William Torbit broke their silence at last night's vigil at scene of double homicide, 1.13.11.
Vigil Held for Slain Officer and Unarmed Civilian
(BALTIMORE - January 14, 2011) - Just as Prince George's County is in shock at a rapid murder rate to start off the year, the other majority black jurisdiction in Maryland, Baltimore, also wreaks of blood in the streets.
Vigil organizers Daren Muhammad (State of the City radio program on WFBR 1590 AM) and Doni Glover (BMORENEWS.com) talk with George Lettuce of WBAL TV 11, 1.13.11
Last night, the "State of the City" radio show on WFBR 1590 AM and BMORENEWS.com joined forces to present a press conference/vigil for the two victims who died at the hands of Baltimore City Police this past weekend.
Sean Gamble, 22-years old, and 30-year old City Officer William H. Torbit, Jr. were both killed in the hail of 41 shots fired by police. Gamble, a civilian near Select Lounge on Paca Street, was unarmed. This incident happened 1 am Sunday morning.
Last night, Officer Torbit's family broke their silence and made a plea for a federal investigation. More importantly, they want answers and they want justice.
Torbit was revered by his community. Gamble's body was funeralized yesterday at March Funeral Home, Hundreds paid their respects.
Community organizer/businessman Michael Johnson
GCOMM and Reporters' Roundtable founder Hassan Giordano (red hat)
HARLEM: Children's Book Fair :: Sat., August 3rd
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CHICAGO: Black Star Project: Commencement Remarks By First Lady Michelle Obama for Bowie State University
But most of all, to the Bowie State University class of 2013, congratulations. (Applause.) Oh, congratulations. You don't know how proud we all are of you. Just look at you. We're so proud of how hard you worked, all those long hours in the classroom, in the library. Oh, yeah. Amen. (Laughter.) All those jobs you worked to help pay your tuition. Many of you are the first in your families to get a college degree. (Applause.) Some of you are balancing school with raising families of your own. (Applause.) So I know this journey hasn't been easy. I know you've had plenty of moments of doubt and frustration and just plain exhaustion. Read in Full >>
NEXT "EMPOWER HOUR" on WOLB 1010 AM: Chicago Mall Opens for Black Merchants: 79th Street Indoor Mall
Cal Hodges, Walter Jones, Valencia Lindsey, Allencia Pittman, Karl Jackson "Goldbird", and Cory Mackey all assisted in putting the store together. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Baltimore Morehouse Grad/BPM Scholar/City Alum Leland S. Shelton Acknowledged by Pres. Obama
Well, SPECIAL GUEST on this week’s “Empower Hour” (Tuesday, May 21 from 10-11 am on WOLB 1010 AM from Radio One Baltimore, streaming live at www.wolbbaltimore.com )
is Leland Shelton
, the young man that President Obama made reference to in his speech at Morehouse's Commencement yesterday. Shelton, a 2009 graduate of Baltimore City College, is also a Black Professional Men’s Scholar.
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