County Executives Give Nod to Rawlings - Blake in Baltimore Mayor’s Race
County Executives from Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s have thrown their support behind Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for Mayor in September’s Democratic primary.
County Executives Ken Ulman of Howard County, Isiah Leggett of Montgomery County, and Rushern Baker of Prince George's County praised the Mayor’s accomplishments during a press conference at Federal Hill Park.
"As City Council President and Mayor, she has promised to the residents of Baltimore better schools, safer streets, and stronger neighborhoods – and she has delivered on those promises. In just over a year, Mayor Rawlings-Blake hasn’t just become the leader of this city, but one of the best and most effective public servants in the state. I proudly endorse Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and ask the citizens of Baltimore, for the sake of the State of Maryland including the health and welfare of Prince George’s County, to elect her Mayor of Baltimore,” said Baker. Read in Full >>
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: Incumbency has its rewards
Time: One, a candidate needs the proper time to prepare for an election. Remember the adage: proper planning prevents poor performance? As is the case with the 2012 Presidential Candidates, most have started campaigning some 18 months out. Hence, one of the advantages of incumbency is having the time to assess one’s chances of winning, effectively develop a winning game plan, a timeline, and measurable benchmarks. Further, taking the time to gather all of the necessary information is crucial – especially as it relates to opposition research, i.e. “the dirt”. Read in Full >>
Pugh Plunges In and Electrifies Mayor's Race by Hassan Giordano
The music was jumping, while the food was finger licking good. The crowd was amped with anticipation of her arrival and while the room was packed with Baltimore’s elite and business class, the person they awaited was not Oprah? It was not Michelle or even Barak Obama? The person they probably would have paid admission to see this day was none other than 40th District State Senator and Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus – the latest opponent in the 2011 Baltimore City Mayoral race – Catherine Pugh.
She exemplified elegance and grace as she strode to the podium, yet had an air about her that the position was already hers – even if the Primary Election was still 98 days away. She spoke to issues prevalent to those in attendance from property tax reduction, to education requirements and needs and even uplifting the down-trodden and forgotten element of Baltimore – the former felons and drug dealers. Read in Full >>
Pugh Announces Run for Mayor of Baltimore
40th District State Senator/former Delegate and Councilwoman steps up to the plate ... finally. In a busy field, Pugh came out with a diverse fan base, including Scott Donahoo and Dorothy Brunson. It's on and poppin', now! Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Countdown to September 13th: United We Stand, Divided We Fall
So many questions abound concerning this race, namely: Why are there so many black candidates in this election – especially considering the black vote in Baltimore is about 45% of the whole? Although Baltimore is majority black, many blacks are not voters. For a litany of reasons, including a burgeoning youth population, most of the votes belong to white Baltimore.
In a crowded field back in 1999, when all of Baltimore wondered what Kweisi Mfume was going to do for about 10 weeks that long, hot summer – two black candidates made the most noise: Carl Stokes and Lawrence Bell. However, then-City Councilman Martin O’Malley ultimately garnered about 62,000 votes. Read in Full >>
COMMENTARY: THE MISEDUCATION OF AMERICA by Armstrong Williams
Back in the ‘good ole days’ (which usually tend to have occurred exactly one hundred years before the phrase is uttered), doing business in America was simple. Entrepreneurs completed deals using only back of the envelope calculations and a firm handshake. They didn’t need any of those Wall Street wizards with their fancy forecasting and analysis methods. Big Government wasn’t looking over your shoulder or strangling you with red tape. You didn’t need a fancy college degree to make something of yourself. All you needed to achieve wealth were willingness to work hard and a spark of inventiveness. Read in Full >>