EXCLUSIVE VIP INVITE::Mtg w Entertainment/Nightlife Professionals/Venue Owners :: Discussion w/ Invited Mayoral Candidates
: As a community leader and Entertainment professional - You are cordially invited to a special meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2011
at Monarch, 6826 Harford Road, 6:30 to 9:30 pm Read in Full >>
MULBA's Honors Party featuring ALL CANDIDATES - Sat., July 30th
On Saturday, July 30th, 2011 from 8pm-1am at the Patapsco Arena, located 3301 Annapolis Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, hundreds of committed voters and some not so committed citizens (who are in need of your persuasion) will be in attendance at this great meet and greet event.
The Patapsco Arena
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3301 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Catherine Pugh to Host Aug. 4th Fundraiser at Camden Yards
: August 4 Fundraiser
Please join us for a breakfast reception honoring
Senator Catherine E. Pugh
For Baltimore City Mayor
Thursday, August 4, 2011
33 W. Camden Street • Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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Cocktails with the Candidates - Tuesday, July 26 - 6 to 8 pm
Be sure to join Team ValueMyVote2011, along with Mayoral Candidate Otis Rolley, 12th District Candidate Odette Ramos and other council candidates that will be in the house for the finale of the popular social networking political event known simply as Cocktails w/the Candidates! Read in Full >>
Belair-Edison's Tony Dawson Steps Down to Support Glover in District 13
After five beautiful years, the well-liked and well-loved Tony Dawson is stepping down as President of Belair-Edison Neighborhood, Inc. (BENI). He has endorsed and is supporting 13th district candidate Antonio Glover for the Baltimore City Council with everything he’s got.
“We are sick and tired of the same old thing,” said Dawson. “He [Baltimore City Councilman Warren Branch, 13th District] hasn’t done anything. Every time you ask him to do something, he blames it on the economic crisis our city is under.”
Dawson is terribly disappointed with the level of disrespect. He said Branch has not come to Belair-Edison in 4 years. Even more, Dawson plans on returning the favor. Read in Full >>
Cocktails with the Candidates at Eden's Lounge on Tuesdays in July
On Tuesday night at the luxurious nightlife establishment known as Eden’s Lounge, Mayoral and City Council candidates alike took to the stage to offer up a real change in the city’s governing structure – while most offered more than just the norm.
Being led by mayoral candidate Joseph ‘Jody’ Landers III, about a dozen challengers in the city’s upcoming council race(s), along with one incumbent, made bold statements and challenging critiques of the current administration and those who have seemed to have allowed this town to go down faster the Titanic. Attending the highly anticipated ‘Cocktails with the Candidates’ Meet & Tweet event - hosted by GCOMM Media Co and its partner, OntheHill Media – district challengers seemed to all agree on most strategies and talking points – especially those aimed at what many considered ‘incompetent incumbents’! Read in Full >>
BALTIMORE: Redistricting Town Hall Meeting, Wed., July 27 at Morgan State
All are invited to join the members of the Legislative Black Caucus, on Wednesday, July 27th at Morgan State University, for a Redistricting Town Hall Meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 pm in the University Student Center.
It will primarily discuss the Congressional redistricting, however, there may be discussions around the legislative districts.
To help with the preparation, please register at www.lbcmredistrictingtownhallbaltimore.eventbrite.com by July 27th. Read in Full >>
Mayoral Forum Held at The Lord's Church in Park Heights
Using baseball as an analogy, the hitters were Jody Landers, Catherine Pugh, Otis Rolley, and Carl Stokes all participated in a Q&A. Frank M. Conaway, who showed up, had to leave.
Pitchin' from the mound were three Greater Baltimore-based journalists/media personalities - including Marsha Reeves Jews, Investigative Voice's Stephen Janis, and Charles Robinson, Regional Director of the National Association of Black Journalists and of Maryland Public Television.
Keep watching BMORENEWS.com for BTV clips. BMORENEWS.com ... the news before the news where we uncover the truth! Read in Full >>
Bernard "Jack" Young Announcement
Monday, January 20th: Bernard "Jack" Young for Baltimore City Council President - 2011 Read in Full >>
County Executives Give Nod to Rawlings - Blake in Baltimore Mayor’s Race
County Executives from Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s have thrown their support behind Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for Mayor in September’s Democratic primary.
County Executives Ken Ulman of Howard County, Isiah Leggett of Montgomery County, and Rushern Baker of Prince George's County praised the Mayor’s accomplishments during a press conference at Federal Hill Park.
"As City Council President and Mayor, she has promised to the residents of Baltimore better schools, safer streets, and stronger neighborhoods – and she has delivered on those promises. In just over a year, Mayor Rawlings-Blake hasn’t just become the leader of this city, but one of the best and most effective public servants in the state. I proudly endorse Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and ask the citizens of Baltimore, for the sake of the State of Maryland including the health and welfare of Prince George’s County, to elect her Mayor of Baltimore,” said Baker. Read in Full >>
The People's Platform presents ... The 2011 Baltimore Mayoral Forum, Pt. II
Monday, June 27, 2011
6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Lord's Church
5010 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Panelists: Marsha Reeves-Jews, Media Personality
Stephen Janis, Investigative VOICE
Charles Robinson, MPT & Regional Dir., NABJ
FMI, please call 443.858.2684.
Brought to you, in part, by The Baltimore Times Newspapers, The Investigative Voice, GCOMM Media, and BMORENEWS.com Read in Full >>
Photo of the Day: President Obama Greets Littlest Constituents
In Case You Missed It
Here are some of the top stories from the White House blog.
President Obama Visits North Carolina's Cree, Inc., and Meets with Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
President Obama travels to Durham, NC to meet with the Jobs and Competitiveness Council at the corporate and U.S. manufacturing headquarters of Cree, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting.
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President Obama and Vice President Biden launch the Campaign to Cut Waste in a video message, which will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the federal government.
Pugh Plunges In and Electrifies Mayor's Race by Hassan Giordano
The music was jumping, while the food was finger licking good. The crowd was amped with anticipation of her arrival and while the room was packed with Baltimore’s elite and business class, the person they awaited was not Oprah? It was not Michelle or even Barak Obama? The person they probably would have paid admission to see this day was none other than 40th District State Senator and Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus – the latest opponent in the 2011 Baltimore City Mayoral race – Catherine Pugh.
She exemplified elegance and grace as she strode to the podium, yet had an air about her that the position was already hers – even if the Primary Election was still 98 days away. She spoke to issues prevalent to those in attendance from property tax reduction, to education requirements and needs and even uplifting the down-trodden and forgotten element of Baltimore – the former felons and drug dealers. Read in Full >>
Commentary: BALTIMORE CITY COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT 13: The State of the District
That’s the type of leadership and community building blueprint that the next City Council member must be able to lay bare in order to best assist District 13 residents in their efforts to successfully navigate the daily challenges they face during these extremely difficult times.
The upcoming elections this fall will represent a noteworthy opportunity for District 13 residents to not only make their voices heard in regards to who will represent them and how they want to be represented, but also set a new standard for the level of accountability as well as the type of skills, talents, and leadership abilities they want in future community leaders and representatives! Read in Full >>
Kamenetz announced new jobs at National Center on Institutions and Alternatives in Woodlawn
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced new jobs at the groundbreaking for a new Career Development Center at the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) in Woodlawn. The $3 million Center, next to NCIA's headquarters in Woodlawn, will house a career development program for approximately 250 intellectually disabled adults and youth. The new 19,000 square foot building will accommodate the Center's 196 workers and provide space for computer-assisted training. Read in Full >>
Prince George's County Update: From the Desk of Nakia Ngwala :: REDISTRICTING
: Redistricting refers to the process by which census data is used to redraw the lines and boundaries of electoral districts within a state. The process affects everything from local school boards, city councils, county commissions and state legislatures to the United States House of Representatives. Read in Full >>
Understanding Re-Districting is Tonite!
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Bowie Memorial Library - Auditorium
15110 Annapolis Rd.
Bowie, MD 20715 Read in Full >>
TGR: What's Kweisi Going to Do? His response ...
Will the former Congressman step up to the plate and run for mayor of Baltimore on September 13th? Read in Full >>
Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces New Chief of Staff
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake yesterday announced the appointment of Mr. Peter O'Malley as Chief of Staff for her Administration. Mr. O'Malley will work closely with her Cabinet and staff to drive the Mayor's vision of a safer and stronger Baltimore, and he will also oversee the day-to-day functions of City government. Read in Full >>
First Class Everything!
The 1st Lady, Michelle Obama, at a reception yesterday (5.11.11) at the White House for America's poetry community. Read in Full >>
1st Citywide Baltimore Mayoral Forum Held at Urban League
The 1st Citywide Mayoral Forum was held last night at the Greater Baltimore Urban League. Moderated by Marsha Reeves-Jews, over one hundred voters attended.
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The People’s Platform presents the 2011 Baltimore City Mayoral Candidates Forum
You are invited to the 2011 Baltimore City Mayoral Candidates Forum presented by The People’s Platform at the Greater Baltimore Urban League at 512 Orchard Street (off of MLK Blvd. and Druid Hill Ave. in Baltimore, MD) on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 from 6:30-8 pm. The forum will feature the People’s Platform on black business/employment, youth, housing, and health.
FMI, call Doni Glover at 443.858.2684 or email email@example.com. Read in Full >>
Pepco Work Group Presents Final Report
“I also want to thank everyone who responded in some way and provided feedback to the Work Group,” Leggett said. “Your responses have been instrumental in helping the members of the group formulate their recommendations.”
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Over the last seven months, the group held 10 plenary meetings and two dozen subgroup meetings. They met with Pepco and PHI executive leadership to gain their insights on the causes of the company’s reliability problems and with senior staff from Baltimore Gas & Electric to better understand their operations and how their practices relate to those of Pepco.
The Obamas at Easter Service, 4.24.11
: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha attend Easter church service at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., Sunday, April 24, 2011.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Read in Full >>
White House 2011 Easter Egg Roll Program and Talent Line-up
This year’s theme is “Get Up and Go!” The theme focuses on promoting health and wellness and encouraging children to lead healthy and active lives. This is a central part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, which is a national effort to combat childhood obesity.
The Easter Egg Roll is the largest annual public event at the White House.
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- 30,000 people from all 50 states and the District of Columbia have received tickets to the event.
Dear SuperVoter: Shannon SNEED Wants Your Vote for Baltimore City Council 13th District!
: Shannon Sneed is running for Baltimore City Council in the 13th District
, a culturally rich and diverse district that includes a plethora of neighborhoods. Sneed’s experience and talent for building relationships and spearheading capital greening projects will serve the culturally rich and diverse District 13. Sneed volunteers at Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation where she is a dedicated mentor who helps with homework, reading and math skills for neighborhood youth for over two years.
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Pres. Obama's Speech on Education Reform
On Monday, President Obama gave a speech on education reform, addressing challenges that need to be tackled if we're going to out-educate the rest of the world. In a global economy that's more competitive and connected than ever before, we need to invest our time and resources to ensure our Nation's children are ready for the jobs of the future. Read in Full >>
US Congressman John Conyers Hosts Washington Reception for Attorney Weldon H. Latham, Esq.
Attorney Weldon H. Latham was among the 2011 Charter Day honorees at Howard University on Friday. Delivering the keynote address on Friday was Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed in the Cramton Auditorium. This year marks the University's 144th anniversary. Other honorees included award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson, Mark A. L. Mason, JoAnn H. Price, Dr. Lydia W. Thomas, and Dr. A. Eugene Washington. Read in Full >>
NEWS CONFERENCE BY THE PRESIDENT
First and foremost, our thoughts and our prayers are with the people of Japan. This is a potentially catastrophic disaster and the images of destruction and flooding coming out of Japan are simply heartbreaking. Japan is, of course, one of our strongest and closest allies, and this morning I spoke with Prime Minister Kan. On behalf of the American people, I conveyed our deepest condolences, especially to the victims and their families, and I offered our Japanese friends whatever assistance is needed. Read in Full >>
Mayor Rawlings-Blake Cheers Rico Singleton Being Named National Information Technology Leader
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked International Data Group (IDG)’s Computerworld for recognizing Baltimore’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Rico J. Singleton, as one of the 2011 Premier 100 IT Leaders honorees. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership, innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively managed IT strategies. Read in Full >>
One-Year Anniversary of First Lady's Efforts vs. Childhood Obesity
First Lady Michelle Obama visits a second grade class at the Burgess-Peterson Academy in Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 9, 201. Mrs. Obama, who marked the first anniversary of the 'Let's Move!' initiative, praised the school for their efforts to promote healthy living. Read in Full >>