Thousands are expected to turn-out for the reunion party of the popular Baltimore nightclub, Odell’s. Organizers are hosting the event as a tribute to the late owners, Odell and Jackie Brock. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to HIV/AIDS foundations.
The Odell’s Reunion Party is scheduled to take place at the Patapsco Arena on Saturday, October 15, 2011. According to event organizer, Arnold Mitchell, “One thousand tickets have already been sold.” He and his partner are anticipating at least 1,000 additional sales before the 15th.
Organizers hired Baltimore’s own radio icon Randy Dennis and Larry Lancaster as hosts for the evening. DJ Tanz and DJ Wiz will be providing the musical backdrop for the occasion.
The event will also include vendors, photographers, and a brief awards ceremony. “Its going to be a really fun party. More importantly, it’s for a great cause,” said Mitchell.
VANGUARD: Welcomes Talks with Justice Department Regarding Treatment of Black Officers
: “We look forward to talking with the Justice Department about the treatment of African American officers when it conducts its investigation of the Baltimore Police Department,” states Lt. Kenneth Butler (pictured above), President of the Vanguard Justice Society. Read in Full >>
STATEMENT: VANGUARD JUSTICE SOCIETY RESPONDS TO INDICTMENTS OF SIX BALTIMORE POLICE OFFICERS
“The Vanguard Justice Society continues to support all six of our colleagues during this very difficult time for both citizens and police officers alike. We firmly believe in, and uphold, the principle that an individual is innocent until proven guilty by a jury of their peers.
Vanguard also continues to stress that we, as an organization of African American and minority officers in the Baltimore Police Department, should have input in the upcoming investigation of the Baltimore Police Department by the U.S. Department of Justice.
We too are part of this community and, as a result, welcome and strongly encourage the investigation into the patterns and practices of the Baltimore Police Department as they relate not only to interaction with citizens but also their impact on the role, status and treatment of its members and other officers. Vanguard’s goal is to start a national dialogue with the hope that the conversation will result in improved police-public relationships; and address the concerns of the African American community.” Read in Full >>
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 >>