By Jerry Mathis
(PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY - May 11, 2009) - I'm saddened to inform you that a champion of MBE advancement and a member of the Prince George's Business and Community Coalition (PGBCC) has gone on to be with the Lord.
Rev. Chet Howard passed on Wednesday May 6, 2009 and we will sorely miss him.
As a member of the PGBCC and a stalwart for MBE causes in both the state and county, Chet worked tirelessly for the advancement of his people to be included in the prosperity that we deserve.
As I get more information on the home going arrangements I will forward them to you.
The Glover Report: Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, Dr. Gregory Thornton, Council President Jack Young and Former Mayor Sheila Dixon Visit The Great Gilmor Elementary School at Epicenter of "Freddie Gray"
Today, Rutherford, Dr. Thornton, Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young and former Mayor Sheila Dixon visited Gilmor Elementary and let me tell you, it gave me hope.
As Sandtown-Winchester has attempted to rebound since the Freddie Gray death, Gilmor Elementary has become a critical focus of such groups as our newly formed Sandtown-Winchester UNITED (SWU). SWU was formed because some tenured residents and I concluded that we needed to make our voices heard and effectively so. Too many folks were attempting to speak on our behalf and they were unqualified to do so. Read in Full >>
TGR: New Business Group Launches: West Baltimore Business Association Lays Foundation
The next meeting is Tuesday, September 8, 2015
from 6 to 7 pm
at the Urban Business Center at Baltimore and Carrollton. All are welcome to attend. Special thanks to the Urban Business Center for hosting this meeting, and thanks also to Terra Cafe Bmore (www.terracafebmore.com
) at 25th and St. Paul for the after-meeting dishes, including his notorious cranberry salad. Read in Full >>
TGR: Sheila Dixon Attends Nearly a Dozen Back-to-School Events, including East Baltimore :: See PICS
And so, as Dixon gave her education message (quite on point, I might add) and as the Minister shared his words of encouragement in his own, unique style, I am reminded that there are still black leaders in Baltimore who genuinely love the people. In terms of the new school year, Dixon specifically reminded parents to feed children breakfast before school, to cut-off the television during the school week, to go to PTA meetings, and to generally take a pro-active approach to their child's educational career.
See pics from today's Back-to-school event in East Baltimore, hosted by Big Eric and Big Nell. Read in Full >>