Maryland General Assembly Will Hold Joint Session TOMORROW
In Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the
Women’s Suffrage March of 1913 from New York to Washington, D.C.
(ANNAPOLIS - February 21, 2013) - TOMORROW, Friday, February 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. the Maryland General Assembly will hold a joint session in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage March from New York to Washington, D.C.
Spearheaded by the 56-female Women’s Caucus, female members of both the Senate and House will assemble in the rotunda at 10:45 a.m. where they will prepare to march together into the Joint Session to be held in the House Chambers.
The celebration will begin with Delegate Melony G. Griffith singing the Star Spangled Banner. The activities will conclude with the women participating in an oral rendition of the march from New York to Washington, D.C. and will include a special focus on the march through Maryland.
Not since 1997, has a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly been held to celebrate the Women Legislators of Maryland. The 1997 joint session paid tribute to the 25th year of the founding of the Women’s Caucus.
“We expect this to be a very moving event. Collecting all the data and trying to put together a program that is inclusive of all 56 members of our Maryland General Assembly was quite challenging, but exciting. I look forward to seeing it all come together,” said Senator Catherine Pugh, chair of the Women’s Caucus.
THE G SPA WELCOMES SPOKESPERSON AND BEAUTY-INSIDER SONYA LOWERY
Lowery is best known as an avid thrill-seeker, lifestyle enthusiast and founder of the adventure movement, World Next Door. She believes in the philosophy of living and sharing your best life. "I spend a lot of time outdoors, and despite the exposure to the sun, wind and other harsh elements, I am always being asked how I keep my skin so healthy looking. I don't believe that women want drastic changes, only an opportunity to enhance what they already have. And that's why I'm so excited about being part of the G Spa family. I believe that small changes can make a big difference in how women feel about themselves." Read in Full >>
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 >>
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 >>
Gwen Shelton Homegoing Arrangements
Monday December 9th, 2013
St. Mark's U.A.M.E. Church
45685 Happyland Road, Valley Lee, MD 20692
10 am Viewing
11 am Service
Tuesday December 10th, 2013
New Union Baptist Church
510 North Monroe St.
Baltimore, MD 21223
9 am Viewing
10:30 am Service Read in Full >>