Publishing professionals, writers, and new media leaders gathered for 6th anniversary event
(HARLEM - June 12, 2012) - Londel's Restaurant served as the perfect host for the 2012 Black Pack Party on Wednesday, June 6th. Now in its sixth year - publishing professionals, writers, and new media leaders gathered in Harlem, NYC to mix, mingle, and have a good time. Once again, the room was filled to capacity as the sixth anniversary of the event continued to grow in attendance and importance.
Organizers thanked all who attended, and looks forward to next year. Event presenters were: Linda Duggins; Michelle Gibson, Written magazine; Troy Johnson, AALBC.com; Ron Kavanaugh, MosaicBooks.com; & TheBookLook.com. Photo credits Marcia E. Wilson/WideVision Photography. By: MosaicBooks.com
According to Marc Polite, Harlem-based journalist, “It was important to me because the Black writer in the publishing industry is often marginalized.”
He continued. “Events like this build camaraderie, and can often encourage Black writers to continue even in the face of hostility or indifference.”
Pennslvania Avenue AME Zion Church in Action: The Upton Community Gazebo Garden Project on Dolphin Street (9.13.14)
Pastor McCorn was involved heavily yesterday, along with others like Carla Nelson, Keenen Geter, and the living legend herself, Mother Jones. Mother Jones is walking history. Among her passions is Frederick Douglass High School. She absolutely adores the school and does a lot to ensure that students there get to the next level ... and return to the community to give back. See The Mother Jones Interview.
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The Glover Report: The Black Wall Street SERIES Heads to the ATL: Black Wall Street ATL, Hosted by Robert Scott
Anyway, Robbie has served as our host for Black Wall Street ATL at E-Villa. That means he's helped lend whatever support is necessary for a successful affair. As a Morehouse man, one couldn't ask for anyone better. Well, except a Spelmanite. (Smile!) One of his nominees is Baltimore's own Wayne Overstreet. Another honoree with Baltimore roots is Courtney Rhodes. Others to be recognized in Atlanta include Tammy Harper and Auta De-Andrade,
Thanks, Robbie! And thanks to all of the people, like Micheline Bowman and Peggy Morris in Maryland who consistently make these awards worth the effort. I should note that Robbie did an exceptional job last year as well. Our 2013 honorees included Joshua Humbert of EnVest Foundation and Baltimore's own Coppin alum Michelle Blue.. Read in Full >>