TOWN HALL MEETING
Spearheaded by The Southwest Red Hatters
The Seniors of Southwest Baltimore are planning a March to City Hall
It’s Time A UNITED VOICE for Our Seniors is HEARD!!!
A Town Hall Meeting has been scheduled to discuss the particulars of the March
The Meeting will be held:
Thursday, August 26, 2010
1200 West Baltimore Street
All Family, Friends, and Supporters of Seniors are Welcome
If you are currently not on the Southwest Senior Center Database and would like more information regarding the March prior to the meeting, please call 443.721.0873.
“The Goal is to Become a Senior”
We look forward to seeing you there. Whosoever will let them come ….
TGR: Six Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray Homicide
I imagine there is a sigh of relief for many – a gasp for air for others. A blow has been struck on behalf of the community, a majority black community in West Baltimore. The Case of Freddie Gray’s untimely death at the age of 25 has taken a second critical step towards justice.
The six officers involved in Gray’s death were indicted today. Read in Full >>
Statement from USM Chancellor Brit Kirwan to the Coppin State University Community: Appointment of Maria Thompson, Ph.D. as the next President of Coppin State University, Effective July 1, 2015
: Dr. Thompson for the past four years has served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta). As the chief academic officer for SUNY Oneonta, Dr. Thompson has led the educational mission for a public, regional comprehensive university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees to 6,000 students. She also spent 13 years as a leading administrator for research and sponsored programs at Tennessee State University, a historically black institution in Nashville, Tenn. Read in Full >>
Op/Ed: A New Normal for Baltimore... and Beyond by Sen. Catherine Pugh
For those of us who live in Baltimore and love Baltimore, the last several weeks have brought us from the depths of despair and isolation to the heights of solidarity and hope for rebirth. As the light continues to shine on us, we have an opportunity to transform the character of the city by seriously welcoming, and making visible, two populations of people who can be key to our physical and moral recovery: college students and citizens with criminal records.
Baltimore is just as much a college town as Boston is, but we need to aggressively invite our thousands of graduating college students to stay in Baltimore and help us rebuild. These students can be the key to solving the problem of more than 16,000 boarded-up abandoned houses if we sell them houses for $1 in return for their commitment to renovate and invest in the city's future. We need their energy and imagination to restore Baltimore's greatness as an exciting and vibrant city. Read in Full >>
Former Sandtown-Winchester Transformation Project Advocates to Hold Press Conference at Noon, 1137 N. Gilmor Street: To address issues facing Sandtown residents from an indigenous perspective:
Cheatham, former President of the Baltimore NAACP, added, “We have called for a charrette to address the significant health disparities and are vehemently opposed to outside individuals wanting to be drum majors or saviors of communities in which they have no stock.”
Marvin Hayes has similar concerns, with a specific interest in engaging area youth. Hayes, Cheatham and others are interested in a community-driven transformation effort. Having served Sandtown-Winchester youth for the past 15 years, Hayes said, “When change comes this time, let it be owned and operated by residents of the community.” Read in Full >>