(BALTIMORE – December 26, 2008) - And #2 for Barnesville, Georgia's Gordon College, playing guard for the men’s basketball team at 5'9" is Baltimore’s own Lamar Elston. A business admin major, Elston is interested in real estate and making money in a positive way.
No stranger to struggle, Elston is a gem of his grandmother’s joy. She is a resident of Park Heights and named Catherine Taylor, aka Ms. Kitty.
Education, as Elston and countless others know, is the key – particularly for African Americans. Easily, Elston could have chosen to sell drugs, get involved in gangs, or most anything else to contribute to a key 44% demographic of America’s prisons: Black men.
Instead, he has chosen to embrace a lifestyle that will only lead him to success.
Our prayers are with Elston, and anybody else out there who comes from the ‘hood and who has made it their business to do something positive with their life.
Life is all about choices. And so, we celebrate Elston and what for that which he is aiming: A better life. And a better life not just for him, but for his peeps.
Bless you, Lamar Elston! So many people look up to you and view you as hope that even a black man in America can be most anything he chooses. Also, best of wishes on a continued winning season (9-4).
Black Wall Street OVERLEA to Honor Dana Moore with Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award :: Tues., Aug. 5, 2014 :: 6 to 8 pm :: Birdland Sportsbar, 6319 Belair Rd.
: Dana has always been very involved in her community. She served as president of the Charles Village Civic Association for three years. During her tenure she instituted a number of reforms that led to her community being named by the American Planning Association as one of “America’s Top Ten Neighborhoods”. Dana has also served as an active volunteer for national, state and local political campaigns. She considers helping elect Senator Barack Obama as President of the United States in 2008 as one of the most exhilarating campaigns she has been a part of. She is an active member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church. Read in Full >>
CD Witherspoon, SCLC Baltimore: Guest Editorial: The Life and Times of Arnold Jolivet
Arnold Jolivet, Maryland’s Foremost Authority on Minority Business, specifically “Black Business”, was indeed such a human being, and public figure. When I learned of the passing of Mr. Jolivet, who I affectionately referred to as “Deacon”, because of his longtime ministry as Chair of the Deacon Board at the historic Union Baptist Church, I listened to Ozzie Davis’s Eulogy of Malcolm X delivered on February 27, 1965, at the Faith Temple Church of God in Harlem, New York. In his eulogy, the legendary journalist, actor, and activist, Mr. Davis, referred to his friend, and fellow co-laborer in the struggle, Malcolm X as “A Prince – our own shining Black Prince”, and “Our manhood, our living Black Manhood”. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street OVERLEA to Honor Helen Washington with Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award :: Tues., Aug. 5, 2014 :: 6 to 8 pm :: Birdland Sportsbar, 6319 Belair Rd.
With over 14 years of experience as an educator for the State of MD, Helen has been played an instrumental role in youth empowerment and development. She has taught a variety of academic subjects at all grade levels, as well as numerous extracurricular youth activities.
Ms. Washington attended Morgan State University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Her initial desire was to become an engineer. But after an eye-opening internship at Northrop Grumman as a college recruiter, her desire shifted to a study of the law. She pursued her Master’s in Education with a concentration in At-Risk Students from Goucher College. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street HARLEM to feature Stanley Fritz, political writer/Editor-In-Chief for lyvbh.com :: Aug. 21, 2014 :: Harlem Shake, 100 W. 24th Street, NY, NY
Honorees include Stanley Fritz. Fritz is the political writer/Editor-In-Chief for lyvbh.com
. He is also the author of "Beautiful Problems" and the Engineer/Co-Host of "Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio.". Born and raised in East New York Brooklyn, Stanley is a proud Obama supporter who believes that education is the ultimate pathway to prosperity. Read in Full >>