Schedule of Events - June 17 & 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011 6:30 pm - 9 pm - A Salute to the Women of Substance Gala Reception @ Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, (Baltimore Ballroom)
The event will recognize nationally renowned women who have been profiled in the Heart & Soul Magazine for their contributions to advancing the healthy, wealthy and wise lifestyle, which the magazine promotes.
Saturday June 18, 2011 8am - 3pm
The Healthy, Wealthy, Wise & Beautiful Conference & Expo @ The University of Maryland Medical Campus Center, 621 Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Join hundreds of women in experiencing a lively day of health information and fun designed to make you feel Healthy, Wealthy, Wise and Beautiful! Attendees can take advantage of free health screening in the Wellness Village, fitness demonstrations, learn about heart and stroke prevention with the American Heart Association and consult with beauty and finance experts. There will be a book signing by author, Dr. Michelle Gourdine, author of "Reclaiming Our Health, A Guide to African American Wellness.” There will be 18 healthy, wealthy & wise seminars and workshops geared for women of all ages including teens, nurses and nursing students.
Saturday, June 18, 2011 1:30pm-3:30pm
Michael Baisden Movie Screening/ Discussion of “Do Women Know What They Want?”
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
202 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, (Baltimore Ballroom)
Saturday, June 18, 2011
**Red Carpet Event begins 6pm (outside area of the Maryland Ballroom)
**Heart & Soul Awards 7:30pm–9:30pm VIP Reception 10pm - 12am
Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202 (Maryland Ballroom)
The weekend will culminate on Saturday evening with the Heart & Soul Awards, Hosted by actor, Boris Kodjoe and Robin Givens. Honorees and presenters will include actress Nicole Ari Parker, Radio talk show host, Michael Baisden and Comedian, George Willborn, past Heart & Soul Magazine cover models, other Hollywood notables and local dignitaries.
Smooth Jazz Vocalist, Maysa Leak is the Heart & Soul Awards Musical Director. Also performing will be recording artists, Kindred the Family Soul and gospel recording artist Doreen Vail.
Recipients of the awards include a select group of women who will be recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions they have made to improving health outcomes for the African American community, specifically women.
Comedy in the Dark :: Friday, February 13, 2015 :: Sully's Comedy Cella, 9306 Harford Rd.
: THE PHOENYX EXPERIENCE PRESENTS: COMEDY IN THE DARK...THE ULTIMATE COMEDY EXPERIENCE FEATURING SOME OF BALTIMORE'S BRIGHTEST TALENT!!!! IF YOU LOVE TO LAUGH, YOU SHOULD BE HERE!!!! Read in Full >>
Governor Larry Hogan Announces FY 2016 Budget
Governor Larry Hogan last Thursday announced his FY 2016 Budget. The overall theme of the FY 2016 budget is “Balance Today, Balance Tomorrow” and it achieves a goal Maryland has not seen in a decade – aligning general fund spending with general fund revenues to create a structurally balanced budget. Governor Hogan’s FY 2016 operating budget expends $16.4 billion on revenues of $16.4 billion.
The governor’s budget puts Maryland on sound financial footing without raising taxes or fees and without eliminating agencies or introducing furloughs or layoffs. Additionally, the budget commits record funding to spending K-12 education, fully funds school construction and grows higher education spending by 1.3%.
The budget achieves structural balance ahead of the goals set by the General Assembly’s Spending Affordability Committee. The recommendation from the committee included a reduction to the state's structural deficit over several years, moving from approximately $700 million to $350 million in FY 2016. Governor Hogan’s budget eliminates the structural deficit now. Read in Full >>
ANNAPOLIS (1/27/15): Governor Larry Hogan’s FY16 Budget Is “Balanced," "Evenhanded," and puts "Maryland on the path to prosperity"
Senate Minority Leader J.B. Jennings (R): “In 24 hours he’s been able to do something that hasn’t been done in 10 years in bringing spending in line with revenue.” (Michael Dresser and Erin Cox, Hogan budget would cut state worker pay, city school aid, The Baltimore Sun, 01/22/15)
Senate President Mike Miller (D): “In terms of priorities – in terms of our priorities – he recognized them, and he dealt with them and the cuts weren’t as severe as could have been.” (Brian Witte, Hogan says budget has limits, butprovides record K-12 funds, The Capital Gazette, 01/23/15) Read in Full >>
2015: Niche.com Releases High School Rankings in Maryland: While Howard County Leads Pack, Guess Where Baltimore City Ranks?
Well, we've been saying it forever: Baltimore City High Schools fall at the bottom of the pack. This week, www.Niche.com
reiterates that fact. Derived from an internal memo circulated in Howard County, the most troubling statistic noted is that Baltimore City Public High Schools are the worst in the state in several key categories. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Working Across the Aisle
Somebody is not effectively speaking up for our issues. I find our officials being sent to Annapolis and to City Hall with the community’s wishes posted up front, but when they return to the community they have with them somebody else’s agenda – certainly not what we sent them there for. Sure, we understand compromise. However, there are serious questions about how government is benefitting the black community. This makes me question our negotiating skills. One thing the Late Marion Barry taught his followers was the need to have an “ask” and that typically meant jobs and prime contracts for Washingtonians. Consequently, Barry earned the title of “Mayor for Life.” Read in Full >>