BREAKING NEWS: Conaway for Register of Wills; Former Councilwoman Belinda K. Conaway says “Where There is a Will, There is a Way”
Belinda K. Conaway today announced that she will be forming an exploratory committee to run for Baltimore City Register of Wills in the 2014 election. Conaway says that she is eminently qualified for the position and has been constantly asked by citizens to run. Read in Full >>
HEARING ON MEDICATION SHORTAGES IN ANNAPOLIS: 12/4/12, 1PM
: Brenda Frese, coach of the University of Maryland Woman’s basketball team, knows this problem only too well. She faced it when her 2-year-old son Tyler developed leukemia, and a needed medicine was in short supply. She writes, “The issue of shortages of potentially life-saving medications for patients is an easy one to figure out what side you will stand on. This is common sense- what’s right and what’s wrong. Life or death. And it reaffirms that our society does value human life.” Read in Full >>
Pres. Obama's Weekly Address: Wishing the American People a Happy Thanksgiving
During this holiday season, President Obama gives thanks in his weekly address for all of the blessings we share as Americans, and expresses his gratitude to the brave men and women who are defending our freedom around the world.
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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Names Brenda McKenzie to Run BDC
Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake named Ms. Brenda McKenzie as President and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), effective December 7, 2012. McKenzie comes to Baltimore from the Boston Redevelopment Authority with nineteen years of community and economic development experience.
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OBAMA WHITE HOUSE: White House Women's Update: Continuing to Grow the American Economy
On November 9th, President Obama laid out his plan to continue to grow the American economy:
"I’m committed to solving our fiscal challenges," he said. "But I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced. I am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000, aren’t asked to pay a dime more in taxes. I'm not going to do that." Read in Full >>
NYC President Obama Traveled to Staten Island :: Hurricane Sandy After-Math (POST-ELECTION)
Yesterday, President Obama traveled to Staten Island
to promise residents his support as they begin the long process of rebuilding their devastated community just two weeks after Hurricane Sandy tore its path of destruction through the New York City borough.
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The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland in conjunction with the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation presents The Health Workshop
“The Transatlantic Slave Trade/Health Disparities and Health Care Reform”
Congress on Health and Economic Disparities (CHED)
National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), Baltimore Chapter
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities
When: Friday, November 16, 2012, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Finance Committee Room 3 East
Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
To register, please visit: http://2012mdblackcaucusweekend.com/site/registration/ Read in Full >>
Howard University News Service: Maryland Voters Focus on State Ballot Referendums
The ballot measure Question 7 would increase the number of video lottery licenses and the number of video lottery terminals from 15,000 to 16,500. The parties that battled over gambling expansion have spent $80 million on Question 7, littered green lawns near Maryland polling stations with brightly-colored posters like oversized casino chips on a poker table. Read in Full >>
Howard University News Service: Washington Resident Votes for Her 12th President
Flossie Young has been voting for a long, long time, as far back as 1944 when she cast her ballot for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. And she has been voting religiously ever since.
Still, Tuesday was special day for the Washington native. She couldn’t wait to cast her ballot for President Barack Obama. Read in Full >>
White House: APRIL D. RYAN Exclusive with President Barack Obama
On the topic of voting, a question that begged an answer, how is the U.S. Justice Department engaged in any voting irregularities around the country? And lastly, the President answered a final question on why should black America vote for you again when there are concerns about the black unemployment rate, some very vocal concerns over his decision on gay marriage, and a perceived lack of engagement in the black community. The President made the case on all three questions. Read in Full >>
WBAL Radio: ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE: C4 Joined by Doni Glover, Bmorenews
BMORENEWS publisher Doni Glover will join C4 on Election Night on WBAL Radio 1090 AM at 8 pm. C4, also known as Clarence Mitchell, IV is the former state Senator for Maryland's 44th district.
Tune-in for up-to-the-minute updates on the most important election in US history. Read in Full >>
WHITE HOUSE: Helping Sandy's Survivors
As recovery and clean up begins along much of the East Coast, we know that people across the country are asking what they can do to offer to aid their fellow Americans.
FEMA offers this list of suggestions: Read in Full >>
BMORENEWS.com: Supernatural Outpouring of Early Voters, 10.27.12
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to see more pics of Early Voters on 10.27.12 in Randallstown, located in Northwest Baltimore County. It is a majority black area in Baltimore County, loaded with families formerly of West Baltimore. Read in Full >>
GOD BLESS AMERICA: FEMA Urges Residents to Take Steps to Prepare as Hurricane Sandy Approaches
Today, the President was briefed by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb, and Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan on Hurricane Sandy and ongoing federal actions to prepare for the storm as it continues to move toward the United States mainland.
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MARYLAND SPECIAL REPORT: Operation Vote :: Early Voting Warrants Waits As Long as 5 1/2 Hours
With a sight as this, black turnout may even surpass the last election - a welcome sign for the Obama administration.
Combine this with the recent endorsement by Colin Powell and President Obama's performances during the second and third debates and America could readily re-elect the former Senator from Chicago. Read in Full >>
Happy Birthday, Eric Washington! 10.21.12
A very special Happy Birthday to Eric Washington. We hope to see him in office serving in Annapolis in next statewide election cycle. Read in Full >>
ROLAND MARTIN :: Town Hall : Sat., Nov. 17th : 2012 Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Weekend 2012
Sat., Nov. 17th
Sheraton Annapolis Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Read in Full >>
Town Hall Meeting
“The State of Black Maryland”
Moderator/Host: Roland Martin, CNN
Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland :: Schedule :: Annapolis :: Nov. 15-17
: 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
“Opening the Pipeline to InvestMD”
Delegate Michael Vaughn
Come learn about the capital opportunities available for small and minority businesses through the State’s economic development initiative and venture capital investment, InvestMaryland. Read in Full >>
Maryland Black Caucus Foundation (MBCF): What is it?
The Maryland Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (MBCF)
serves as the fundraising arm of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. MBCF is a 501 (c) 3 non partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational resource, dedicated to the equitable participation of African Americans socially, economically, and educationally, in all aspects of public policy formulation and development. Read in Full >>
Mayor Emanuel, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America Launch New Municipal Wellness Competition
Mayor Emanuel was joined by Julián Castro and leadership from the beverage industry to announce an innovative municipal wellness challenge that will pit employees from San Antonio and Chicago in a competition against each other, to see who can improve their wellness profile the most, with the potential to earn cash rewards. The program will be supported by a $5 million grant from the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America. Read in Full >>
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES RFP FOR NEW CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Philly311, the City’s centralized customer service agency which serves as the “civic switchboard” to city government, has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new customer relationship management (CRM) solution. Philly311 seeks to invest in a new, more robust and flexible CRM application that will enable the City to provide improved customer service in a more efficient and cost effective manner as well as provide better access to key data about service requests received from Philadelphia citizens. The closing date for the RFP is November 15, 2012
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