“EMPOWERMENT EXPERIMENT” FOUNDER, MAGGIE ANDERSON, TO HEADLINE 10th ANNUAL NAMD “BUY BLACK” EVENT
The Philadelphia Chapter of The National Alliance of Market Developers (NAMD) today announced that Maggie Anderson, CEO and co-founder of The Empowerment Experiment (EE), will address the attendees at the 10th Annual NAMD “Buy Black” Holiday Shopping Expo. The Anderson family gained national attention in 2009 when Maggie and her husband, John Anderson of Chicago, vowed that for one year, they would try to patronize only Black-owned businesses. Read in Full >>
Justice for All: Civil Rights Group Celebrates Freedom for Chicago's Englewood 5
A Cook County Judge vacated the convictions of men, known as the Englewood 5, who were falsely arrested and harshly prosecuted for crimes they didn't commit last Wednesday (11.16.11). This decision combined with the Nov. 3 exoneration of the Dixmoor 5 shows that evidence, hope, and tireless legal and community advocacy can overcome long-standing injustices. Read in Full >>
TGR: Lifting Up A Few Folks From The Journey
Brother Lyle Grandison Muhammad, Clinton Green, Omar Muhammad
, Keith Reed, Richard Muhammad, Edwin Avent
, Anthony McCarthy
, Daren Muhammad
, David Brown
, Dr. Tyrone Taborn
: You dudes are all media giants in your own rights, and I am proud to know you all. Your camaraderie is priceless. Tavis Smiley
, Michael Cryor, Kenny Brown, Debbie Hayward, Delores Douglass, Michael Graham, Ken Harris, Ron Burke, Bernie McCain, and Kweisi Mfume
: You will never be forgotten. Neither will Clarence Mitchell the 3rd
and the 4th/C4
who shared with me early on – along with the one and only Larry Young
and Coach Butch McAdams
. And please let’s not forget the dude who first took me into WEAA and WEBB some 31 years ago: Brother Charlie Dugger. Thanks, Charlie!
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Countdown to September 13th: Who Will Lead ... Come November 8th?
Another question becomes: What leverage does a Martin O’Malley political machine have in Baltimore? While the Maryland Governor has his eyes on Washington, DC either as US Senator or a Presidential hopeful (after Obama, of course), does the Peter O’Malley move to City Hall represent an “all hands on deck” clarion call for Democratic unity?
Or, are Baltimoreans O'Malley'd-out?
It is still early – in a sense. However, it’s not too early to discuss the pertinent issues. For instance, is Dr. Andres Alonso the best person to run the Baltimore City Public School system? Seemingly, progress has been made. But, a lot of people have been ushered out of the system, too – like black veteran teachers. Read in Full >>
TGR: Guest Editorial by Raynard Jackson: Un-"Common" Thoughts
These conservatives are now making the argument, that since Common was invited to the White House, President and Ms. Obama, must agree with his lyrics. Anyone with a brain knows this is idiotic, but welcome to the world of right wing media.
The Obama’s have a right to invite whomever they choose to the White House.
You can’t take a single or few events in a person’s life and let that be the definitive narrative of his life. For example, Michael Vick should not have his whole life defined by his run it with the law if he continues to exemplify the level of maturity he has in the past year. We all make mistakes. Read in Full >>
Message from Nakia Ngwala, Prince George's County
In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 82nd Birthday, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Prince George's County Chapter (http://sclcpgc.org/)
is inviting everyone to attend an Awards Banquet Celebration "Transforming Jangling Disharmony Into Community Empowerment"
on Sunday, January 16, 2011
at 3 PM
at LaFontaine Bleu Catering
on 7963 Annapolis Road, Lanham, Maryland
with keynote speaker, Dr. Mickey L. Burnim – President, Bowie State University and Honoree: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. – Pastor Emeritus, Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago, IL). Read in Full >>