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The Re Opening of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum

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  • The long-awaited reopening of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum took place on June 11 in Baltimore with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of a large crowd of Jackson-Mitchell family members, Morgan State University faculty, staff, alumni and political leaders. Dr. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, welcomed the community leaders and discussed the importance of the living museum and highlighted the life and legacy of its namesake, Dr. Lillie Carroll Jackson, a former Baltimore Chapter NAACP president and civil rights activist. “Dr. Jackson’s participation in Baltimore’s Civil Rights Movement was vital to initiating significant change, and we’re proud to share that history with the world, introducing her contributions to a new generation of museum goers,” said Dr. Wilson.
  • 6/17/2016
  • Album ID: 2057573

The Harlem Wizards

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  • On June 11, children, parents, teachers, and students came out to see the high-flying antics by The Harlem Wizards basketball team at Coppin State University in Baltimore. The entertainment started with a small introduction accompanied by jokes, and basketball tricks. As the Harlem Wizards competed against the “B-more All-Stars,” a team made up of faculty and staff members from local elementary and middle schools, they took selfies with the crowd, did flashy dunks and entertained the kid-friendly audience. It was a fun evening as the Harlem Wizards also, competed against a few people from the crowd, then later, giving away many prizes and letting the kids show off their dances moves. TheAFRO was one of the many sponsors of the event.
  • 6/17/2016
  • Album ID: 2057565

19th annual Black History Month Program

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  • The AFRO hosted its 19th annual Black History Month Program on May 16th at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The AFRO-American Newspapers Community Heroes Contest was about recognizing the everyday people in our communities who make a difference. Students’ from the Benjamin Banneker middle school in Montgomery County participated. Each student was asked to tell the story of someone in their community who was a hero. They could write about them, make a photo collage, craft a sculpture or create a web site. No limits were imposed on creativity.The showcase finalists accepted their awards and presented their artwork about their heroes. BGE and Verizon were the sponsors.
  • 6/10/2016
  • Album ID: 2055567

Dubois Circle celebrates 110 years

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  • On May 17, supporters, educators, advocates, and community leaders all gathered at Martin’s West in Baltimore, Md. to recognize the 110th anniversary of Dubois Circle, one of the oldest organizations in Baltimore, and to celebrate the legacy of empowerment for women as they continue to advocate and fight for African Americans. President Patricia C. Jessamy, who is leaving the organization, spoke and following a vocal performance by Aleea Powell, a student at the Baltimore School for the Arts, John W. Franklin addressed the group. Franklin, senior program manager, National Museum of African American History and Culture, spoke about the upcoming opening of the museum in Washington, D.C. in September.
  • 6/10/2016
  • Album ID: 2055564

Preakness 2016

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  • The 141st Preakness Stakes took place on May 21st at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The Preakness Stakes Race, which was first run in 1870, is the second event in the Triple Crown (The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes). In spite of the rain, a record 135,256 people attended the race. Exaggerator beat the Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist for the win. The infield entertainment included The Chain Smokers, Fetty Wap, All Time Low and others. Photos by Anderson Ward
  • 6/10/2016
  • Album ID: 2055560

Ben Jealous' Book Signing

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  • The Reginald F. Lewis Museum hosted a book talk and signing with Ben Jealous on May 7. Jealous was promoting his book “Reach,” a collection of essays and stories focusing on 40 Black men who speak on living, leading, and succeeding. Two contributors to the book, Emmanuel Cephas Jr., and Rodney D. Foxworth were also in attendance.
  • 6/10/2016
  • Album ID: 2055553

Coppin State University Commencement 2016

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  • Coppin State University held its 116th commencement ceremony for the undergraduate class of 2016, at the physical education complex arena on May 21. Along with graduates and Coppin State faculty the gym was filled with proud family members, long distant relatives, friends, alumni, and supporters. The commencement started with remarks from the presiding university president, followed by the Star Spangled Banner. But before the closing of the graduation, the entire gym was able to take home some personal stories, and advice from the guest speaker, David J. Johns as he spoke on his work in the White House with the Black Lives Matter movement
  • 6/10/2016
  • Album ID: 2055546

Morgan State University's 140th Commencement

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  • Because of the unpredictable rainy weather, the commencement for Morgan’s graduates was moved inside the Talmadge Hill Field House where more than 800 undergraduates, graduates and honor degrees were awarded degrees. Two Baltimore natives received honorary degrees; Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Doctor of Public Service, who was previously Speaker of the House of Representatives and Kevin Lyles, Doctor of Laws, an alumnus who was previously president of Def Jam recordings and is now a partner of 300 Entertainment, a new record label.
  • 6/10/2016
  • Album ID: 2055545

YMCA Celebrates 100 Years of Service

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  • On June 4 the YMCA celebrated its 100th year in Baltimore’s Druid Hill community with a special reception and block party. The program and reception started with a warm welcome and opening remarks. The room, full of community leaders, residents, sponsors and employees was shown video detailing the history of the YMCA in Druid Hill. President and CEO, John Hoey, then discussed the future of the YMCA in Druid Hill as it approaches its next hundred years.
  • 6/10/2016
  • Album ID: 2055541

Dunbar Class of 1966 Celebrates 50 Years

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  • DouglassPaul Laurence Dunbar High School class of 1966 celebrated its 50th anniversary Reunion on June 4. The sold out event was held at the Forest Park Golf Course Club House in Baltimore, Md. Championship football coach Stan Mitchell, Bishop Douglass Miles and Mrs.Joyce Hill Turnipseed were among the members of the class of 1966. DJ Wiz kept the feet tapping and dancing to classic “Old School” tunes. This Graduating class was among the first to use the Baltimore Civic Center (now Royal Farms Arena) for the graduation ceremony.
  • 6/10/2016
  • Album ID: 2055540

Afro Shoot CBCF 2015 Phoenix Award Gala,

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  • 6/9/2016
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Be A Hero

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  • The Baltimore Child Abuse Center held its’ Be A Hero fundraiser at the Pazo Restaurant in Harbor East on May 13. It was well attended by supporters, sponsors and city officials. Awards were presented to Monica Haskins, Det. Maynard Johnson (BCPD), Kelly DeCunha, Maryland State Senator Susan Lee (D), Del. Brooke Lierman (D) and Del. Eric Luedtke (D). The Baltimore City Police Commissioner, Kevin Davis, was a special guest. Adam Rosenberg (Exec. Dir. BCAC) and Jennifer Sachs (BCAC Bd.) were the co-hosts.
  • 5/23/2016
  • Album ID: 2049778

19th annual Black History Month Program

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  • recognitionThe AFRO hosted its 19th annual Black History Month Program on May 16th at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. The AFRO-American Newspapers Community Heroes Contest was about recognizing the everyday people in our communities who make a difference. Students’ from the Benjamin Banneker middle school in Montgomery County participated. Each student was asked to tell the story of someone in their community who was a hero. They could write about them, make a photo collage, craft a sculpture or create a web site. No limits were imposed on creativity.The showcase finalists accepted their awards and presented their artwork about their heroes. BGE and Verizon were the sponsors.
  • 5/23/2016
  • Album ID: 2049777

Pratt Library Annual Gala

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  • On April 9, the Central Library of Enoch Pratt in Baltimore, MD was transformed into a banquet hall for the Pratt Library Annual Gala with a big band playing music, as the crowd of partygoers enjoyed an evening of fun, and a delicious assortment of dishes from several stations. The guests were also treated to interactive exhibitions and a rare look in the Pratt Library’s special collections.The event chairs were Allan and Clare Jensen. Dr. Carla Hayden is CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library and was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the Librarian of Congress in Feb.
  • 5/23/2016
  • Album ID: 2049775

Men Who Cook

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  • The Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter National Coalition of 100 Black Women hosted their 24th annual Tasting Event “Men Who Cook” on May 1 at Martin’s West in Baltimore, MD. Many came out to taste an array of signature dishes cooked by men in the Baltimore community.
  • 5/23/2016
  • Album ID: 2049774

Honoring Lillie Jackson Carroll at Morgan State University

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  • An all day Civil Rights Symposium was held at the Earl G. Graves School Of Business at Morgan State University on April 21. A short film was shown highlighting the life of Lillie Carroll Jackson, the former president of the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP from 1935 to 1970. The keynote speaker was Dr. Prudence D. Cumberbatch. Pace J. McConkie was the master of ceremonies. The Curator of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum, Iris Barnes, spoke about the Museum Opening The panelist were Michael Coard, David J. Burton, president of the Coalition for Equity and Excellence in Maryland Higher Education, Edward A. Hailes, Jr., The Advancement Project, Danielle Davis, The Advancement Project, Khyla D. Craine, assistant counsel, NAACP National Legal Department, A. Dwight Pettit, Prof. Larry Gibson, Judge Robert M. Bell, Dr. Tracy Rone and Adam J. Jackson, CEO, Leaders Of A Beautiful Struggle. The discussion topics include segregation in Maryland’s system of higher education, voter suppression, racial justice and transforming Baltimore.
  • 5/4/2016
  • Album ID: 2043935

Coppin State University’s investiture of Maria Thompson

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  • Coppin State University’s investiture ceremony was held in the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium on April 29.Maria Thompson, Ph.D., became the 7th president and the first female president of Coppin. Dr. Deborah L. Thompson, the president’s sister, was the keynote speaker. Dr. Beverly Downing was mistress of ceremony. Dr. Harold A. Carter, Jr. (New Shiloh Baptist Church) gave the invocation. U. S. Sen. Ben Cardin gave the greeting. College presidents from: University of Baltimore; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Morgan State University; Bowie State University; University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of Maryland, College Park and Towson University among others were present.
  • 5/4/2016
  • Album ID: 2043934

10th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter’s Memory Ball

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  • The tenth annual Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter’s Memory Ball was held on April 16 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD. The theme was “Dancing with the Stars.” Nine local and talented “Dancing Stars” performed their latest dance moves and fancy footwork to compete for the largest amount of “votes” ($1 of donation equals one vote) in front of guests and the celebrity judges. Renaye Briscoe dazzled the judges to win the “Judges’ Choice for Best Dance,” and the Alzheimer’s Association awarded Richard and Susan Sunderland DeFelice with raising the largest amount of “votes. “ All proceeds from the Memory ball will fund critical research and supportive services which will enable the Alzheimer’s Association to accelerate its mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease.
  • 4/29/2016
  • Album ID: 2042244

The “Bear Battalion” ROTC Military Ball

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  • The “Bear Battalion” ROTC Military Ball took place on April 2 at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The “Bear Battalion” ROTC unit was established at Morgan State University in 1948. LTC (Ret.) Michael Bell is the president and event chair. A large group of cadets, family, sponsors and ROTC were in attendance.Four people were inducted into the ROTC Hall Of Fame: LTC (Ret.) Melvin G. Smullen, Dr. Joseph R. Ponds Jr., Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle and LTC Samuel Chisolm. The keynote speaker was Major General Bruce T. Crawford .Photos by Anderson R. WardPhotos
  • 4/25/2016
  • Album ID: 2040753

South Baltimore Learning Center

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  • WardOn April 16, the South Baltimore Learning Center (SBLC) celebrated 25 years of providing adult education at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, MD. SBLC was started in 1991 as a grassroots effort to improve literary skills in South Baltimore. There are now over 30 classroom locations serving more than 1,000 learners. Annmarie Westerfield is the Executive Director and Ian Neuman is the SBLC Board Chair.There was a silent auction with over 100 items up for bid. There was also a live auction with packages ranging from a seven day trip to Paris, France to ski trips and the Mayor’s skybox for a party of 20 people at Camden Yards.Tonya Pearson, a SBLC graduate, was the keynote speaker. Susan Sachs Fleishman was the 2016 Honoree. BGE was honored for community service and monetary contributions. Vytas Reid from Fox 45 Baltimore News was the master of ceremonies.
  • 4/25/2016
  • Album ID: 2040752

Tri-State Debutante Cotillion

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  • The Tri-State Association of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order Elks of the World held their Tri-State Debutante Cotillion on March 20 at the Sheraton Baltimore, Towson, Md.Debutantes are young women in the 11th grade through the first year of college with a 2.5 or higher grade point average. They are taught etiquette, several dances, social interaction and are encouraged to wear a full skirted gown with flat shoes.
  • 4/18/2016
  • Album ID: 2038677

The Greater Baltimore Urban League

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  • The Greater Baltimore Urban League held their Whitney M. Young, Jr. Gala event at the Marriot International Hotel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on April 8. The theme for the event was Reflect, Recover, Rebuild. Whitney M. Young, Jr. was a civil rights pioneer with a long history of activism at the National Urban League.Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the national board of directors for the National Association of Colored People, was the keynote speaker. Brock is the youngest person to hold this position. Entertainment was provided by The Growing Griots, a Youth Literacy Learning Program as well as the John Lamkin III And Friends Band. The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awardees were Rev. Debra Hickman, Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University and Stephanie C. Hill, vice president, Lockeed Martin.
  • 4/18/2016
  • Album ID: 2038676

Go Red for Women- Love your Heart

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  • The Baltimore Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, in partnership with Macy’s Security Square and the American Heart Association, held an afternoon of fun activities to bring attention to women’s heart issues.Macy’s department store at the Security Square Mall offered free bra fittings and facial makeovers; the American Heart Association featured nurses from the Coppin State University giving free blood pressure screenings and information about other health issues for women.Members of the Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter provided voter registration forms to mall shoppers ahead of the upcoming election.
  • 4/7/2016
  • Album ID: 2035559

Dr. Ruthe Sheffey's Lecture

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  • Dr. Ruthe T. Sheffey, a 1947 graduate of Morgan State College, and Professor of English Emerita celebrated the inaugural Ruthe T. Sheffey Lecture in African-American Female Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. The purpose of this annual event is to preserve the literary legacy of African Americans and enrich the learning environment on the Morgan State University campus by bringing notable African-American female scholars, such as Dr. Cheryl A. Wall, Board of Governors, Zora Neale Hurston professor of English at Rutgers University. Guests were invited to a luncheon where Dr. Sheffey was lauded by her former students, colleagues, family and friends for her outstanding teaching, exceptional service and generosity to the University. In 2014, Dr. Sheffey established the first endowed lectureship at Morgan State University to benefit African American youth. Dr. Sheffey served on the faculty of Morgan for 62 years.
  • 4/7/2016
  • Album ID: 2035557

Brunch with the Elephants

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  • WallaceThe elephants from the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus paraded past Baltimore’s Lexington Market on March 23. This was the 33rd, and final, annual ‘Brunch with the Elephants.’ The elephants dined on the world’s largest stand up vegetarian buffet of red & yellow apples, bananas, carrots, loaves of fresh Italian bread and watermelon. In addition to brunch, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Ring Master and silly clowns were on site bringing smiles of joy to children of all ages. Good time music performances were by Norm & Friends. The Circus is moving the elephants to Florida to retire them. This was the last show for them to work as circus animals.
  • 3/29/2016
  • Album ID: 2033149

16th Annual State of Maryland Harriet Ross Tubman Day

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  • Local officials, military personnel, and citizens gathered together March 10, as the Capitol remembered Harriet Tubman with its 16th Annual State of Maryland Harriet Ross Tubman Day of Remembrance and Underground Railroad Programs.The program was dedicated to the legacy of Harriet Tubman but also, recognition of Harriet Ross Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Janice Curtis Greene. Janice is an accomplished storyteller who has been telling African American and multicultural stories for over 20 years.The afternoon was very eventful with a Harriet Tubman reenactment by Janice Curtis Greene, who sang spirituals and told the story of Harriet Tubman during her life as a slave. Tubman Day programs were also held in Baltimore, Annapolis, Cambridge, Randallstown, and throughout Maryland.
  • 3/29/2016
  • Album ID: 2033147

Tuskegee Airman Honored at Maryland Live! Casino Event

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  • On Feb. 25 Maryland Live! Casino hosted the Maryland Washington Contractors’ third annual Black History Month Celebration honoring the region’s Black heroes, such as small businesses and government officials. The keynote speaker, and award recipient, was Sgt.Harry Quinton, a Tuskegee Airman.
  • 3/28/2016
  • Album ID: 2032912

Living Women's History Maker Award Luncheon

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  • The Baltimore City Club, a chapter of the National Association of Negro Business, and the Professional Women’s Club hosted their annual Living Women’s History Maker Award luncheon on March 19 at The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Walbrook Junction, Baltimore. Both clubs were formed in 1941. Award winners are Chelsea Corpening, Veris R. Lee, Pastor Gwendolyn E. Brooks, Dr. Ruthe T. Sheffey and Margret Garland The guest were treated to vocal selections by Dr. Marcia Henson-Coakley and music by Ernie McNair
  • 3/28/2016
  • Album ID: 2032911

AFRO Mayoral Debate

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  • One of the biggest mayoral debates of the current election season was held at the Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University on March 10 in Baltimore, MD. The AFRO, WEAA-AM radio, The City Paper, and The MSU Spokesman newspaper were sponsors of the event. The diverse audience grew quickly before the debated started. Vendors like Black Girls Vote and others kept the attendees busy while waiting for the debate to start.
  • 3/15/2016
  • Album ID: 2029637

CHUMS Founders’ Day Celebration 2016

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  • Founders’ Day Celebration 2016 Officers and chapter members of the Philadelphia and Washington DC chapters of the CHUMS were hosted by the Baltimore Chapter members at the Johns Hopkins Club, part of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Benjamin Murphy Phillips IV, president of the AFRO American, spoke to the guests and members about the impactful work and history of Mrs. Santa. Mr. Phillips said that both Betty Murphy Phillips Moss, his mother, and Frances Murphy were charter members of the CHUMS. The CHUMS celebrated their 63rd year of providing enrichment of the lives of the local community, with a focus on mentorship, scholarship and development of children. Special guest, Erica Alston, director of public relations, marketing and business development at Maryland Community Health Initiatives spoke about how neighborhood kids were provided a safe place to “stay alive” in the Penn-North Kids Safe Zone, a project which was established with the help of Kaiser Permanente, the Governor’s office and private donors to provide book bags, school supplies and summer field trips for the community kids.
  • 3/15/2016
  • Album ID: 2029636
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