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.
2013, An Amazing Year! :A "Thank You" from Associated Black Charities of Maryland
• ABC's sell-out annual women's event convened enterprising young women and established movers and shakers for a powerful evening with Jada Pinkett Smith.
• We were able to support the work of nonprofits in Prince Georges County in partnership with the Prince Georges Chamber of Commerce and look forward to the launch of our Prince Georges County Board Pipeline in 2014.
• ABC-Dorchester was awarded the Community Transformation Grant by Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as well as, successfully hosted the 2013 Health Disparities Conference.
• We partnered with multiple statewide organizations to inform citizens regarding unintended economic impacts of administrative and legislative policies (existing and proposed) on individuals, families and communities of color in Maryland. With the goals of expanding the lens of policy makers and influencers, advocates and citizens, our efforts assisted successful passage of policy changes related to expansion of employment access. Read in Full >>
Gwen Shelton, Baltimore City Community Advocate Extraordinaire, Passes 12.2.13
Elder C D Witherspoon: Ms. Shelton was one of the bravest people I have ever had the opportunity to meet. Some of the personal conversations we had I will take with me until our spirits reunite on the other side of the Jordan. I had the opportunity to speak with her just two weeks ago, and had spoken with at least twice per month since she initially became ill. She has been one of the most consistently loyal people I have ever known. She fought diligently for the people even in spite of her declining health. She was truly a Christian soldier in the truest sense of the word. Read in Full >>
REBIRTH: The Bmorenews.com 11th Anniversary Gala & Benefit :: Honorees include Photographer Anderson Ward :: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 :: 6-9p :: Douglass-Myers Museum
All are invited to attend REBIRTH: The 11th Anniversary of Bmorenews.com on 12/11/13 from 6 to 9 pm at the Douglass-Myers Maritime Museum. RSVP at www.bmorenews11.eventbrite.com.
Honorees that night include Baltimore's extraordinary photographer Anderson Ward. Read in Full >>
REBIRTH: The Bmorenews.com 11th Anniversary Gala & Benefit :: Honorees include Moonyene Jackson-Amis :: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 :: 6-9p :: Douglass-Myers Museum
Honorees on this magnificent evening include some of the most stellar people in America, including Bmorenews' longtime friend from Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Moonyene Amis-Jackson: She is nothing short of a fighter for the people. The story of Harriet Ross Tubman is one so deeply burned in her soul. All too well, she knows what it is to be black in a land dominated by whites. She also knows, like Tubman, the way towards freedom and justice for all.
From 2001 to 2009, Moonyene Jackson-Amis was an elected official on the Easton Town Council representing Ward IV, the first African American woman to stand for election in the history of Talbot County. She did what no black woman had ever done - let alone in the 21st century ... on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There are approximately 36,000 citizens in this place. And Easton is the County Seat. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: "Doc" Cheatham Says Four Public Schools Closings in His West Baltimore Community is Unacceptable
They close recs in Baltimore City when there is a rec every 12 blocks in D.C. They say they can’t afford a $600,000 shortfall. At the same time, this city spent millions on a Hot Wheels racing car set (Grand Prix) for the harbor (new plans for the Harbor were recently released) - that is now dead in the water for the next two years. The chicanery just doesn't seem to stop – from the contaminated real estate called Harbor Point that everybody and their mama in City Hall is talking about to the countless cold cases of dead black men across Baltimore. Read in Full >>