Lester Spence, PhD Comments on Coppin Mayoral Forum, 6.15.11
Dr. Spence, Professor at Johns Hopkins University, shares after-thoughts on forum presented by Baltimore NAACP, Greater Baltimore Urban League, and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He concludes that a key election issue is how to get the children of Baltimore City best prepared for the future. Read in Full >>
TGR: Happy Father's Day Weekend to all the Daddies ... including Mr. Victor Clarke!
BMORENEWS.com would like to take a moment and wish all of the fathers a “Happy Father's Day” week. This is our week, men - especially those of us blessed enough to actually have a relationship with our child/children.
Men, I know there can be a lot of obstacles.
However, no excuses! We gotta’ do what we gotta’ do! Read in Full >>
Author Michelle Gourdine next on WOLB 1010 AM w/ Doni Glover (6.14.11)
"Empower Hour", the weekly news talk radio show that has served Radio One listeners for the past 12 years, will feature Author Michelle Gourdine, M. D. on tomorrow's show. She will discuss her new book, Reclaiming Our Health
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The People's Platform presents ... The 2011 Baltimore Mayoral Forum, Pt. II
Monday, June 27, 2011
6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Lord's Church
5010 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Panelists: Marsha Reeves-Jews, Media Personality
Stephen Janis, Investigative VOICE
Charles Robinson, MPT & Regional Dir., NABJ
FMI, please call 443.858.2684.
Brought to you, in part, by The Baltimore Times Newspapers, The Investigative Voice, GCOMM Media, and BMORENEWS.com Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Countdown to September 13th: Why so many black candidates for Mayor of Baltimore? Who backs out first? Why were they even in the race from “jump street”?
Why In the world would anybody want to Mayor of Baltimore – given its complexities, its plethora of challenges, its historical tendencies and idiosyncrasies?
I asked Martin O’Malley that one day at City College during a procurement fair put on by the City for small and minority-owned businesses. At the time, he was Mayor. I told him it was a thankless job. He disagreed.
My logic: Given the deck of cards, you’re just not going to be able to please everybody all of the time.
At the same time, however, I “do” think that everybody ought to get some satisfaction at least some of the time.
Despite the negative stigma brushed on Baltimore by HBO’s “The Wire”, despite the murderous and drug-related tendencies of so many who have simply lost their way – including the cats with the boats and the planes and the Wall street connections, despite the litany of negative socio-economic factors that has tens of thousands living below the poverty level in the worst of health – any day in Baltimore is still a good day! Plus, we have some of the best water in the nation - except in our schools! Read in Full >>
NormBond.com: Russell Simmons on Entrepreneurship at Rutgers
Hip hop icon joins White House, Rutgers on Urban Entrepreneurship conference, 6.6.11 Read in Full >>
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Unveils 2011 African American Festival Musical Acts, Events, and Sponsors
“The African American Festival brings together our community of families to honor our past, celebrate our accomplishments, and showcase our future,” said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. “I believe that we live in one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the country, and I love any opportunity to show it off to people from out of town. I am grateful for the efforts of our sponsors and our Advisory Board members to make this the best festival Baltimore has ever seen.” Read in Full >>
Jody Landers: "Look at Past Performances!"
Mayoral candidate puts onus on citizens to analyze elected officials' track records on Radio One's WOLB 1010 AM this past Tuesday. "Don't let [the elction] go to the highest bidder," he said. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: The Chicanery at Baltimore City Public School Headquarters Just Doesn’t Stop!
Today’s Sunpaper article on the Baltimore City Public School System is empirical enough for me. After all, they say, ‘If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and acts like a duck – it must be a duck!’
After reading the piece on the disgraceful and disrespectful effort to have teachers humiliatingly re-apply for their jobs, I found myself utterly disgusted at how Alonso is treating veteran teachers who have given their lives, their hearts, and their souls to academically serving our children.
I think back to the many teachers in the city who inspired me: Dorothy Dixon; Frances Parks; Mrs. Nottingham; Mr. Williams; Joyce Hamer; Hilda Brown; Catherine Orange; Mrs. Hall; Julia B. Woodland; Dr. Elzee Gladden. To say the least, I cannot stand by as people who are as alien to us as – well, a UFO – annihilate the people we have come to know as teachers, educators, principals. Read in Full >>
Rob & Cheryl Adams of CEO SPACE at CEO Business Cafe, 6.1.11
Couple discuss the importance of working cooperatively with other business owners and entrepreneurs at new Prince George's County facility Read in Full >>
RESPECT DC: Walmart Foes Up the Ante in D.C. Expansion Battle
Current members of the Living Wages, Healthy Communities Coalition are the DC Employment Justice Center, DC Environmental Network, DC Federation of Civic Associations, DC Jobs with Justice, DC Jobs Council, First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Florida Avenue Baptist Church, Gray Panthers of Metro Washington, Israel Baptist Church, Jews United for Justice, Metro Washington Labor Council, New Prospect Family Life Center, ONE DC, Pennsylvania Ave Baptist Church, Restaurant Opportunities Center of DC, UFCW Local 400, Ward Four Thrives, and Wider Opportunities for Women, A. Philip Randolph Institute, American Friends Service Committee, DC Peace and Economic Justice Program, Re-Entry Network for Returning Citizens, Clean Water Action. Read in Full >>
Author and CEO Nisha Parker of Synergy Lounge
Taped at the CEO Business Cafe, Nisha Parker wants you to be inspired and empowered Read in Full >>