(BALTIMORE - September 27, 2008) - Normally, when our community suffers such a high profile loss due to senseless violence as we did this past weekend, I will take the opportunity to immediately write and send out a few words. I wasn’t able to do so right away regarding the murder of Ex-Councilman Ken Harris and I realize now that one of the reasons was that this one hit a little bit close to home to me.
I won’t elaborate on that because it’s not about me. My condolences go out to Ken’s wife and kids and his entire family as well as the vast community that he served and that loved him so much. He will be missed.
This is not a time for a solicitation or anything like that. Instead I want to just let you know that we’re going to keep doing what we do. I know you support us, and I know you understand the reasons that we’re out there.
A few years ago, we shifted our focus more towards hands on involvement with our young people, primarily through the creation of the Winning Teams Mentoring Program. Things are going well. Last year, all of the high school seniors in the program graduated and are now away in college. This year, we are very excited because over two-thirds of the kids in the program will be new. Their “Winning Experience” project will be the development and production of an Internet Newscast/News magazine focusing on youth related issues. Further, our fall “Pathway to College” activity will be a day-long visit to Howard University - similar to our day at the US Naval Academy last fall. And, of course, we will be having our third annual Multi-Day College Tour in the spring.
Just wanted you to know that we’re out there and doing what we can.
I know that you all understand why.
The Glover Report: Sharon Baptist Church Celebrates 130th Anniversary: Lt. Gov. Rutherford and Congressman Cummings, former Chief Judge Robert Bell on the Scene as Baltimore City Heads for April 2016 Primary Election
I, for one, cannot stomach that. I insist on seeing black people get educated and employed and open increasingly more businesses and I don’t care if the politician is Democrat or Republican, I just want to know that they are doing their best to represent the needs of the community moreso than their own political career. Actually, the more you serve the people, the more people want to push you higher. So, push your career by pushing black progress. When black politicians fail the people, a Freddie Gray Uprising occurs.
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The Glover Report: HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW: Vestiges of Slavery Evoke Disdain of Cheatham, Amin: Wyman Park Statue of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson
Cheatham said that since Baltimore City and Baltimore County are discussing the topic of remaining vestiges of slavery, let’s put this one on the table as well.
Cheatham and Amin wonder the message this sends to a majority black city – right in plain sight of thousands of passersby daily, including Johns Hopkins University students.
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Black Wall Street HARBOR BANK ft Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards :: Thurs., June 25, 2015 at 6 pm, 25 W. Fayette Street, BALTIMORE (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
: Tonight's Joe Manns Black Wall Street Honorees:
Joanna Sullivan (Editor, Baltimore Business Journal)
Brandi Hunter (Executive member of Because We Care, Inc. an organization that supplies food, clothes and care to those in need (including the elderly) in Maryland, DC & Virginia)
Debra Keller-Greene (CEO of Keller Professional Services)
Nikiea Redmond (Graphic Artist, Entrepreneur)
April Divah Styles, (Stylist, Salon Owner, Entreprenuer)
Akio Evans (Film Maker)
Kathleen Setzer (Edible Arrangements, *Brenbrook & *Govans) Read in Full >>
Op/Ed: Vanguard Justice Society Welcomes Commissioner’s Challenge to Stand Up for Reforms & Stand Against Police Misconduct to Rebuild Community Trust
Although Commissioner Batts claims credit for reforms in “ethics, training, discipline, equipment, efficiencies, and policies,” we anticipate that the U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the force’s practices and procedures—which Vanguard has repeatedly welcomed--will show that the department still has a very long way to go. In addition, we anxiously await the results of the pending Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) that may reveal a clearer picture of the deployment of public safety resources prior to, during, and immediately after the civil disturbance on April 27—actions that we fear may have, and continue to put both police officers and the public at risk. Read in Full >>