The Greater Beltway Coalition
Suspect In Officer's Killing Dies In Jail
(Prince George’s County – June 30, 2008) - A major incident has occurred in Prince George’s County and Members of the Greater Beltway Coalition are questioning the leadership and relevance of the current NAACP branch. We are not an NAACP branch but are currently seeking an additional branch in Prince George’s County.
Given the events of the last few days involving the unfortunate death of a Prince George’s County Police officer in the line of duty and the mysterious death of one of the suspects arrested for that killing, and who died while in police custody, the 178 at-large members of the NAACP are again asking “Where is the leadership of the current Prince George’s County Branch of the NAACP?” We have yet to hear from that organization on any aspect of this incident. The failure of the current NAACP branch to adequately address either the county’s crime issues in general or to call for a speedy and thorough investigation into the unexplained death of one of the suspects in the County Correctional Facility, calls into question its leadership and its relevance.
It is obvious the residents of Prince George’s County are not well served by the current NAACP Branch and they deserve another one--one that is more in touch with the issues of the day and more importantly, one that is more responsive when dealing with hot-topic issues such as crime, education, economics, and public policy affecting Prince George's County.
A new NAACP Branch is necessary in order to help the citizens of Prince George’s County address the many issues we face today and most definitely issues of crime and punishment.
For more information, please contact Zalee Harris at 301.894.0750 or Jerry McLaurin at 240.882.1454 – both of the Greater Beltway Coalition.
You may also contact us on our web site: www.greaterbeltwaycoalition.org for a membership application or if you have any additional questions.
THE G SPA WELCOMES SPOKESPERSON AND BEAUTY-INSIDER SONYA LOWERY
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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 >>