News

REQUEST FROM DOC ON SATURDAYS

Doc thanks you for all the calls and asks that people do the following to help support him:

Come help the Bmore Youth clean up the neighborhood.

Meet Saturday, September 19th and 26th at 8:30 am

Easterwood/Sandtown Park & Playground

1515-1557 North McKean ( Marvin 'Doc' Cheatham Way)

AFRO Exclusive: Cheatham in ‘Good Spirits’ After Second Stroke

   

AFRO Exclusive: Cheatham in ‘Good Spirits’ After Second Stroke

0
Marvin “Doc” Cheatham Sr. (Courtesy Photo)

By Sean Yoes
AFRO Senior Reporter
syoes@afro.com

Marvin “Doc” Cheatham Sr., a stalwart presence in Baltimore’s civil rights community for decades, is reportedly in “good spirits” after suffering a stroke on September 4.

“He’s doing fine. It sounds like he’s in really good spirits,” said Marvin Cheatham Jr., the community leader’s son who reports his dad is speaking and resting comfortably. “The physical therapy will probably be about two weeks and he’ll probably start somewhere between the end of this week and beginning of next week.”

 Cheatham Jr. tells the AFRO he discovered his infirmed father, the former president of the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP, at the home, they share in West Baltimore near North Ave. and Monroe St., in the early morning hours of September 4. Cheatham Sr., 70, was transported to St. Agnes Hospital in South Baltimore where he continues to rest. The younger Cheatham said it is the second stroke his father has suffered in approximately three months. The first happened sometime in June. He also revealed to the AFRO he believes his father’s lifestyle and the stress he has undergone over the years as a community leader and some of the choices he has made in that capacity have had an adverse impact on his health.

“I explained to my father some time ago that he needs to be exercising, he needs to stop ridiculing so much, stop throwing people under the bus so much. He needs to watch his diet, he needs to take supplements,” said Cheatham Jr., 48, who currently works for the Social Security Administration, has a medical background as a veteran of the marines and the navy. 

“I kind of know what could possibly help a person to improve. So, with that said the conversation we had was before his last stroke…so my assumption, which wasn’t correct, was that he’s going to change, he’s going to change his diet, he’s going to start doing some things to improve but it didn’t happen,” added his son.

Cheatham Sr. is currently the president of the Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association, in West Baltimore.

Owen Silverman Andrews, a community activist from South Baltimore first reported the news of Cheatham, Sr.’s stroke to the AFRO and has worked closely with the veteran civil rights advocate on several recent issues. “Doc is a fighter,” he said. “He is still trying to organize from his hospital bed. What an incredible man.”

City struggles to reduce backlog of vacant homes

ACLU KNOW YOUR RIGHTS, WHAT TO DO IF STOPPED BY POLICE

PROJECT VOTER 6,000 - E.R.M.

 

 

 

 

JOIN THE VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON

You can watch it all at 2020march.com/watch.  Mark your calendars. Make a plan to tune in.  

 

 

Please use the information below and the link in your signature to share with your networks.  

 

[1] SOCIAL MEDIA 

Post on your platforms to let your networks know that your organization is a proud partner and participant. Do post often — your posts may be featured on the website or shared with over 2 Million followers. [Download Toolkit] 

 

[2] GRAPHICS and DIGITAL FLYERS 

Download and share graphics and flyers on your website or in your organization emails and newsletters.  [Get the Graphics] 

 

[3] BACKGROUNDS 

Hosting or attending an upcoming Zoom meeting? Use these creative backgrounds to show your support. We have also created special backgrounds for all of the Divine Nine!  [Download] 

 

 

Thank you in advance for all of your support on this. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at 443-462-7319 if any questions.   

 

Kindly,  

Aba  

naacp_signature_cmyk-01

Aba Blankson

SVP, Marketing and Communications

ablankson@naacpnet.org

O: 410-580-5658

NAACP | Empowerment Programs

National Headquarters • 4805 Mt. Hope Drive • Baltimore MD 21215

Twitter Facebook YouTube RSS

naacp_signature_cmyk-01

3 Attachments
 

8-12-2020 Press Conference - CLEAN BMORE DAY[S] CITY-WIDE PARTNERSHIP

WHERE ARE THE DEMOCRATS?  WE ARE CALLING FOR ALL OF US TO SET ASIDE OUR DIFFERENCES AND POLITICS AND WORK TOGETHER TO CLEAN BALTIMORE COLLECTIVELY.  WE NEED AND REQUEST EVERYONE'S HELP.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS 
PRESS CONFERENCE - BALTIMORE CLEAN UP DAY
11:00-11:30 A.M. - 
EASTERWOOD/SANDOWN PARK AND PLAYGROUND
1515-1557 N. MC KEAN AVE. - BETWEEN BAKER AND PRESSTMAN STS.
BALTIMORE, MD 21217
[MARVIN 'DOC' CHEATHAM WAY]
Maryland 7th Congressional District Candidate Kimberly Klacik- Republican
Baltimore City Mayoral Candidate Shannon Wright - Republican
Baltimore City Mayoral Candidate Bob Wallace - Unaffiliated
Baltimore City Former Democratic Mayoral Candidate Thiru Vignarajah
Baltimore City Council President Candidate Jovani M. Patterson - Republican
Baltimore City Councilmanic District 7 Candidate Christopher M. Anderson - Republican
Baltimore City Councilmanic District 10 Candidate Michael W. Nolet - Republican
Baltimore City Councilmanic District 12 Candidate Eugene Z. Boikai - Republican

CALL FOR BMORE CITY, COMMUNITIES AND FAITH BASED INSTITUTIONS - SATURDAY CLEAN UP DAY

CLEAN-UP THE TRASH
CITY-WIDE PRESS CONFERENCE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020
11:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE REQUESTED AND EXPECTED
EASTERWOOD SANDTOWN PARK AND PLAYGROUND
1515-1557 N. MC KEAN AVENUE
[MARVIN 'DOC' CHEATHAM WAY
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21217
443/255-6056 - DR, MARVIN CHEATHAM, C.E.O.
In honor of Matthew Alexander  Henson, August 8, 1866-March 9, 1955, the Matthew Henson Community Development Corporation is both inviting and challenging
 ALL COMMUNITIES AND CHURCHES
 TO JOINTLY IMPLEMENT EVERY SATURDAY
 CLEAN-UP DAYS IN BALTIMORE CITY" states 'Doc' Cheatham'
 
MHCDC humbly request the support and participation of our respective State Senators and Delegates and City Council Persons starting Saturday, August 15, 2020.
 
Each commUNITY organization is asked to reach out directly to the faith-based entity in their specific community boundary and request their support.
 
The elected representative for that legislative and council district is requested to assist with the partnership between church and community.
 
The City of Baltimore is respectively requested to acquire thousands of brooms, shovels, gloves, face masks, brown garbage bags, along with staffing and equipment to facilitate this failed City Clean Up job.  Yes, this means the hiring and training of youth, young adults, and un-employed to address Baltimore City's growing, unacceptable trash problem.
 
###
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_church_buildings_in_Baltimore

George Mitchell Viewing, Service & Obituary

The Mitchell Family in the loss of George Mitchell, Founder of the Langston Hughes Community Business Resource Center  -  https://www.marchfh.com/obituaries/George-Mitchell-15/#!/Obituary  
IN MEMORY OF GEORGE MITCHELL 

Death has placed a stumbling block in our path. However, this is not the first stumbling block for us. We have always found a way over, round, and through anything that blocks the path to our goals. A foundation has been laid in Park Heights Southern Neighborhoods. We must build on the foundation. Our goals have not changed and the spirit to achieve those goals remains the same.

We shall meet but we shall miss him. There will be one vacant chair. We shall think of him as we say our daily prayer.

Several weeks ago, we gathered,

joy was in his eyes,

but the golden cord is broken,

and he now with God abides.

 Marlyn Jews

Register for NAN’s Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks!

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March Press Release

‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March

Jul 14

 

Reverend Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III to convene the National Action Network (NAN), Attorney Benjamin Crump and the Families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner & others for a March on Washington in Protest of Police Brutality on August 28

Civil Rights Leaders, Labor, Clergy, Entertainers Amongst Thousands to March Alongside the Families of Police Brutality Victims

(Washington, DC) — On August 28, 2020, Reverend Al Sharpton, the National Action Network (NAN), Martin Luther King III, Attorney Benjamin Crump and families of police brutality victims, along with labor leaders, clergy, activists and civil rights advocates, will lead a Commitment March to fight for criminal justice reform in solidarity with those who have lost loved ones at the hands of the police. The march, under the rallying call, ‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ will coincide with the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington where he delivered his historic “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963.

Speakers will include the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, and others to address the senseless loss of Black lives at the hands of police and advocate for issues including police accountability and criminal justice reform, voter protection and more. Protesters and activists will gather at Lincoln Circle to hear the day’s programming before marching to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Credentialed media can register for the Commitment March here. Protesters may sign up to receive information updates here.

WHO

Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network (NAN); Martin Luther King, III; Attorney Benjamin Crump; Families of George Floyd; Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner and more

WHAT

The Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks

WHEN

August 28, 2020
Gather: 7:00 am EST
Pre-Program: 8:00am – 11:00am EST
Program: 11:00am – 1:00pm EST
March: 1:00pm EST
Conclusion: 3:00pm EST

WHERE

The Lincoln Memorial – Marchers will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and march to the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. See the route map below.

Credentialed media can register for the Commitment March here.

“This March on Washington shows our commitment to fighting for the oppressed, the marginalized, the neglected people of this country,” said Rev. Al Sharpton. “We are tired of the mistreatment and the violence that we, as Black Americans, have been subjected to for hundreds of years. Like those who marched before us, we are standing up and telling the police, telling lawmakers, telling the people and systems that have kept us down for years, ‘get your knee off our necks’.”

“We are in the midst of the largest civil and human rights movement in history. Now is the time and this is the generation that can realize the dream my father spoke of 57 years ago,” said Martin Luther King, III. “Black Americans are still bearing the same hardships my father worked to eradicate, and the only way we can hope to see the future he dreamt of is by continuing the peaceful and radical work he began years ago.”

Partners of the Commitment March include the NAACP; National Urban League; the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; Legal Defense Fund (LDF); Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; The Leadership Conference; American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE); American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AMFSCE); American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Americans for Democratic Action (ADA); A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI); Brady; the Community Action Partnership; Hispanic Federation; One Union; League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); PERIOD.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Dream Corps; Hip Hop Caucus; The Obsidian Collection; United Auto Workers (UAW); United Steel Workers (USW); and UnidosUS.

#NANMOW2020

Please note, to protect your health and the health of others, in compliance with COVID-19 Washington, DC Health Guidance for Conservation of Personal Protective Equipment, you are required to wear a PPE mask in public in Washington, DC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges those participating in large gatherings to use face masks.

MAP OF MARCH

 

 

Food Distribution & Dinners

 

 

Historic Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street Charrette Presentation

Register for NAN’s March on Washington: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks!

BOYCOTT - JUNETEENTH - JUNE 19, 2020

82 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police

The History Behind 'When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts' : NPR

The History Behind 'When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts'

President Trump's Twitter page is displayed on a mobile phone. The social media company flagged one of his tweets about Minneapolis as "glorifying violence" and hid it from public view unless a user clicks on it.

Olivier Morin/AFP via Getty Images

Updated: 6:45 p.m. ET

President Trump told reporters Friday evening that he didn't know the racially charged history behind the phrase "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." Trump tweeted the phrase Friday morning in reference to the clashes between protesters and police in Minneapolis following George Floyd's death. It dates back to the civil rights era and is known to have been invoked by a white police chief cracking down on protests and a segregationist politician.

Twitter took an unprecedented step in limiting the public's ability to view the president's tweet threatening shooting, saying it "violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence." The tweet is hidden unless a user clicks to display it, and users cannot like or reply to it.

In 1967, Miami police Chief Walter Headley used the phrase "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" during hearings about crime in the Florida city, invoking angry reactions from civil rights leaders, according to a news report at the time.

"The NAACP and other black organizations had for years complained about the treatment of the black community by Miami police. At this hearing, in discussing how he would deal with what he called crime and thugs and threats by young black people, he issued this statement that the reason Miami had not had any riots up to that point, was because of the message he had sent out that 'when the looting starts, the shooting starts,' " Lusane said.

Headley was head of the police force for 20 years and referred to his "get tough" policy on crime during a 1967 news conference as a war on "young hoodlums, from 15 to 21, who have taken advantage of the civil rights campaign. ... We don't mind being accused of police brutality."

According to Lusane, Headley may have borrowed the phrase from Eugene "Bull" Connor, who had been the notorious public safety commissioner in Birmingham, Ala. Connor was a segregationist who directed the use of police dogs and fire hoses against black demonstrators.

Enlarge this image

Miami police Chief Walter Headley, left, watches as the Rev. Theodore Gibson tells the Miami City Commission he believed Headley had used overly strong language in announcing his war on crime in December 1967.

Jim Bourdier/AP

The late 1960s saw major riots and uprisings in cities such as Detroit in response to police action against the black community.

Headley's use of the phrase is thought to have contributed to intensified race riots, including one of the most serious ones in Miami in 1980, when a black man, Arthur McDuffie, was beaten into a coma by up to a dozen white Dade County police officers after he ran a red light on his motorcycle. He later died from his injuries.

Segregationist presidential candidate George Wallace also used the phrase during the 1968 campaign.

Trump sought to clarify his comments Friday afternoon again on Twitter: "Looting leads to shooting, and that's why a man was shot and killed in Minneapolis on Wednesday night - or look at what just happened in Louisville with 7 people shot. I don't want this to happen, and that's what the expression put out last night means. It was spoken as a fact, not as a statement. It's very simple, nobody should have any problem with this other than the haters, and those looking to cause trouble on social media. Honor the memory of George Floyd!"

The president took questions from the press Friday evening following a meeting with business leaders to discuss reopening the economy. When asked about his use of the phrase, Trump said he was unfamiliar with its history.

"I've heard that phrase for a long time. I don't know where it came from or where it originated," Trump said. "Frankly, it means when there's looting, people get shot and they die. And if you look at what happened last night and the night before, you see that it's very common. And that's the way that's meant."

Trump said he had spoken with family members of Floyd.

"He was in tremendous pain, obviously, and couldn't breathe. It was very obvious to anybody that watched it," Trump said.

"It was a very, very sad thing for me to see that. We also know that most policemen, you see the great job they do; they do a fantastic job. But this was a terrible insult to police and to policemen," the president said.

Trump had tweeted earlier this week that the FBI and Department of Justice are "well into an investigation as to the very sad and tragic death in Minnesota of George Floyd." The president said he asked for the investigation to be expedited.

Regardless of Trump's intended meaning in his comments about "looting" and "shooting," Lusane said the message is not one of reconciliation and healing.

"So often Trump has engaged in dog whistles," Lusane said. "But he also engages in blaring trumpets. And this is a pretty clear and very loud message that the response should not be let's try to address the justice issues that are involved here but let's be hard-line.

BRING RACES TOGETHER - 4 CHILDREN & CITY

JUNETEENTH

JUNETEENTH

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2020

H.B.C.U. DAY

 [HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES]

 THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES

 

TO RALLY SUPPORT FOR

H.B.C.U.’S THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES

SEND A STRONG MESSAGE REFLECTING THE

GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS RENDERED

& DEMAND JUSTICE & EQUALITY!

 

SUPPORT LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED

 BLACK BUSINESSES

BECOME FINANCIALLY AND PHYSICALLY ACTIVE

 WITH AN H.B.C.U.

 

ON THIS DAY

DO NOT SUPPORT

 THE LOTTERY, OFF TRACK BETTING, SLOTS, GAMBLING, SPORTS BETTING, GAMING, ETC.

 

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Cel-Liberation Day, or the Black Fourth of July, is an American holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865. On this day, after almost two and a half years since the implementation of the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved African Americans were informed of their liberation from the slavery present in the former Confederate States of America.

 

MD HBCU’S MATTER COALITION - https://www.mhcdc.net/hbcus

 443/255-6056 – 410/669-VOTE – CIVILRIGHTS@VERIZON.NET

RAW NEWS: FOX45 speaks with supporters of Thiru Vignarajah

North Avenue Rising Spring 2020 Construction Update

Corridor Construction Updates
North Avenue Rising construction is moving forward as scheduled since state and federal guidelines designate transportation as an essential and critical function. Crews continue to wear personal protective equipment and practice social distancing during daily construction work, including new lighting and traffic signal installation, sidewalk replacement, and tree pit and roadway repair preparation. Going forward, our construction crews will also start working on Saturdays to accelerate our progress during this period when there are fewer cars on the road and traffic impacts can be reduced.

View the most recent construction schedule updates here

 

Penn-North Metro Subway Link Station Repairs
Starting on Monday, April 27, 2020, the elevators at the Penn-North Metro Station will be out of service as they are replaced with new elevators. We expect that the closure could last up to seven months, and in the meantime customers in need of ADA assistance can use the elevators at Upton or Mondawmin Metro Stations and connect back via CityLink Lime or LocalLink 85. For more information, please call the Transit Information Contact Center at (410) 539-5000 for additional wayfinding options.

Starting later this spring, construction crews will also be making phased repairs to the street-level entrances (also known as “head-houses”) at the Penn-North Metro Station. There will be times when either the entrance at the northeast corner or the southwest corner will be closed but there will always be at least one entrance open.

Finally, we are hoping that at some point this summer we will be able to provide more updates about the process for developing the public art project to be installed by local artist Megan Lewis and Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.

Stay In Touch (Remotely)!
We recognize the impact the COVID-19 public health crisis has had on Baltimore, and we understand the difficult adjustments everyone has made in their daily lives. For the most up-to-date information about transit service, please visit MDOT MTA’s Coronavirus Update page at mta.maryland.gov/coronavirus, and for general coronavirus information, you can visit the pages maintained by Baltimore City at coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov and the State of Maryland at coronavirus.maryland.gov.

 

Our team must discontinue in-person outreach because of the Stay at Home order, but we continue to update the www.northavenuerising.com website and project hotline number (443) 317-9793 with the most recent construction impact information every week. We will use email (info@northavenuerising.com) and phone (443) 317-9793 to stay connected in the meantime and we encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

The Baltimore Cardinals Developmental Level Baseball Team names Marvin 'Doc' Cheatham Interim Manager

CALL FOR AN ELECTRONIC MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM ON FOOD APARTHEID.

CALL FOR AN ELECTRONIC MAYORAL CANDIDATES FORUM ON FOOD APARTHEID.


*25% OF BALTIMORE CITY RESIDENTS SUFFER IN A FOOD APARTHEID/DESERT;


*THESE AREAS REFLECT NEGATIVE HEALTH STATISTICS REFLECTED IN THE 2008, 2011 AND 2017 BALTIMORE CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND      JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY HEALTH DISPARITY REPORTS;


*NONE OF THE APPROXIMATELY 50 CURRENT CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS, TO OUR KNOWLEDGE, LIVE IN ONE -[MAYOR, COUNCIL PRESIDENT, COMPTROLLER, STATES ATTORNEY, SHERIFF, CLERK, JUDGES, REGISTER OF WILLS, 15 COUNCILPERSONS, 5 STATE SENATORS, 13 STATE DELEGATES];


*5 YEARS SINCE THIS ALARMING FACT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED AND NEITHER THE CITY OF BALTIMORE, NOR THE BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, HAVE SUFFICIENTLY ADDRESSED THIS MATTER;


*WHY ARE THERE SO MANY WEEKLY FOOD GIVE-A-WAYS, DISTRIBUTION SITES, FREE MEALS, MEATS, POULTRY, VEGETABLES, FRUITS, OPEN LIQUOR STORES, ETC.?;


DOES CURRENT ELECTED LEADERSHIP REALLY GIVE A DAMN?


M.H.C.D.C. CALLS FOR A PUBLIC, ELECTRONIC, MAYORAL AND OTHER POSITIONS; WHERE PERMISSIBLE, POSSIBLE AND FEASIBLE; CANDIDATES FORUM, IN 2020. LET'S COME UP WITH A SOLUTION AND END THE RHETORIC.


https://www.mhcdc.net/food_apartheid_in_baltimore_city

https://www.mhcdc.net/racism_34_of_blacks_live_in_a_food_dessert_in_baltimore_city

https://www.mhcdc.net/baltimore_city_food_desert_retail_strategy

https://www.mhcdc.net/food_rescue_baltimore_battles_food_deserts_distributes_food_to_those_in_need

https://www.mhcdc.net/community_food_symposium_june_19th

https://www.mhcdc.net/langston_hughes_mhcdc_market_1

We scored a major victory in preserving Cab Calloway's House — for now

Marvin,

This past week has been a rollercoaster for the Calloway family. As we shared last week, I stood shoulder-to-shoulder (over Zoom) with Jazz legend Cab Calloway's grandson Peter in an effort to stop the demolition of Calloway's home in the middle of a pandemic.

We succeeded in that fight, only to learn days later that the city planned to go ahead with the demolition of the entire block, which would ruin the structural integrity of the Calloway home. They also removed the home's iconic marble stairs.

We acted quickly, calling together the Maryland Historical Society, community activists like former NAACP Baltimore President Doc Cheatham, along with Calloway's grandson, two of his daughters, and his nephew who toured with Calloway.

We don't usually see results this quick, but within hours, the city reversed their decision again. Bottom line: a public hearing will be held before any further action is taken. Together, we celebrated this victory while discussing the value of preserving Baltimore's culture for future generations. Check out our zoom discussion of the day's events here.

This is a big moment for the preservation of a historic piece of Baltimore, but it's an uphill fight from here.

If you can, please reach out to the Baltimore Department of Housing to thank Commissioner Braverman and to ask for a chance to preserve the area without losing our history. The office number for the commissioner is (410) 396-3232.

At the very least, be sure to give a "Hidey Hidey Hidey Ho" today like Cab would want you to.

Thank you for joining us in this fight,

Thiru

CANCELED DUE TO PREDICTED RAIN !! LANGSTON HUGHES MHCDC MARKET

Cab Calloway Part 2: A Baltimore Betrayal- video virtual press conference

REMOVAL OF GILMOR HOMES NAME AND DEMAND FOR MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS


Now, I contend, is a MOST appropriate time for many of us to commend and join Mr. Zachary Murray in his notable efforts to remove the name of Gilmor Homes and significantly improve and enhance this housing complex.

It is assuredly inappropriate to continue with this legacy, through building naming, of racist slave owning. Let's support Mr. Murray and request, along with major much needed improvements, the name change to Harriett Tubman Homes and the call for Baltimore City, State of Maryland AND B.D.C. financial support of a FOOD MARKET in this food apartheid/desert. One of BALTIMORE'S MOST SEGREGATED, NEGLECTED AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES.

As we and I did on July 1, 2015 let's call for JUSTICE as we did in our call for the removal of the Jackson/Lee confederate statues.

https://www.afro.com/coalition-asks-for-removal-of-confederate-monument-in-baltimores-wyman-park/

 

Marvin 'Doc' Cheatham

BCFD Now Accepting Applications for EMT/Firefighter Positions. APPLY NOW

BPD to host Community Educational Presentations

Rho Delta Sigma Event April 18, 2020

SPRING 2020 GROW CENTER

BCRP COMMUNITY DAY MARCH 11TH

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Open House March 11

Food Pantry at 2640

All are welcome.  No ID needed. Please bring your own bags. 

FB_IMG_1581807258769.jpg

FOOD PANTRY 2-26-20

LEGISLATION DETAILS HB 1260

TRACK HB 1260- Maryland HB1260 Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Funding

HOUSE BILL 1260- Historically Black Colleges and Universities Funding

AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE VOTE

NAACP: City canceled ex-felons? applications to vote

Mayoral candidate Thiru Vignarajah urges trash collection twice a week in Baltimore | WBFF

BMORE Beautiful Vacant Lot Series

Woman behind Parks Sausages recounts experiences

20th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Baltimore Night in Annapolis

Important Election Dates & Deadlines in Maryland

Youth Works Enrollment & Application

ALL interested applicants MUST be a Baltimore City resident ages 14- 21.
Eligible youth MUST register for Youth Works at http://youthworks.oedworks.com/
Youth can register for Youth Works from January 2, 2020, to March 2, 2020

ALL Youth interested in UMMC 2020 YouthWorks program, please note the following:

1. After the successful completion of YouthWorks certification process, please bring a copy of your child certification receipt to Marvena Cole, UMMC Volunteer Services Manager, located at 29 S. Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Please note, the acceptance of your child’s YouthWorks verification form does NOT guarantee placement with UMMC 2020 YouthWorks program. ALL interested applicants will be screened during the interview process.

2. Each young person interested in participating in the UMMC 2020 Youth Works program will be added to our interview list. ALL interested applicants MUST participate in UMMC 2020 Youth Works interviews which will be scheduled during the week of April 6th – 13th, 2020

3. UMMC Volunteer Services Department will schedule ALL interviews. Please note, all interested applicants will receive an email and phone call to confirm the date, time, and location of the interview.

4. Any Youthworks student who completes the certification process, the interview, and the job readiness training and is offered a position at UMMC will not be placed at the same location as a parent/guardian who is employed by UMMC.

ALL youth selected to participate in UMMC 2020 Youth Works Program MUST participate in mandatory job readiness on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at UMMC (110 S. Paca Street; Lower Level Classroom 7A & &B). Failure to report to mandatory job readiness training will result in termination from the program.

 

Rho Beta Sigma Black Tie Event

KAGRO SCHOLARSHIP

Sweet Potato Pie Bake Sale

Sweet Potato Pie Bake Sale

Park Heights Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House!

Memorial service for Margaret Evans

A grassroots solution to inequitable higher education in Baltimore

By Marvin “Doc” Cheatham and Owen Silverman Andrews

Baltimore Sun |
Nov 14, 2019 | 2:59 PM

This summer, The Sun published dueling op-eds from the presidents of two of Baltimore’s renowned institutions of higher education, proposing new governance structures for certain city institutions of higher education. In the first, University of Baltimore President Kurt Schmoke suggested combining the University of Baltimore (UB), Coppin State University and Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) into an entity known as the “City University of Baltimore.” In the second, Morgan State University President David Wilson argued, eloquently, that UB should merge into Morgan.

We appreciate the innovative approaches, but, as community organizers in West and Southeast Baltimore, we believe it is time for a vision from the grassroots level to emerge to guide our city’s colleges and universities into the new decade.

We call for sweeping changes to a status quo that has failed our students and communities and propose that Baltimore City Community College should merge with the Community College of Baltimore County to become the new Community College of Baltimore. This would relieve the fiscal strain caused by city residents seeking community college education in the county due to the separate and unequal conditions between the two schools. To ensure the merger is equitable, the Community College of Baltimore’s Board must be made up of two elected county residents, two elected city residents and three members appointed by the county executive, mayor and governor, respectively.

The benefits of establishing the Community College of Baltimore will be enjoyed by both Baltimore City and Baltimore County students, workers and stakeholders. Current CCBC students, staff and faculty will gain more direct access to the economic engines of Baltimore City’s medical, corporate and cultural institutions, resulting in more internship, job and research opportunities. And current BCCC stakeholders, especially those who live closer to the ring of CCBC campuses around the city, will have shorter commute times and lower tuition to their places of work and study.

Further, we see the decision to cut staff positions and hundreds of thousands of dollars from BCCC’s successful English Language Services (ELS) Department as an act of self-sabotage inflicted within a larger landscape in Maryland that is hostile to immigrants and community colleges. ELS primarily serves Baltimore’s growing immigrant community, an expanding demographic within the city’s pre-K through 12 and higher education student bodies. We call on the Maryland General Assembly and City Hall to restore this lost grant funding.

We also agree with Morgan State University President David Wilson that the University of Baltimore should merge into Morgan State University as its downtown campus.

In light of Maryland’s checkered history of segregation in higher education and disinvestment in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as well as the irresponsible underfunding of our state’s community colleges, these significant reforms are not only practical and just, but sorely needed.

Likewise, elected and appointed officials must stop pulling the chair out from under us with stunts like transferring the Baltimore Police Department’s training academy to the University of Baltimore instead of Coppin State University, which came as a surprising blow in West Baltimore and the communities Coppin anchors. While Coppin would not be directly impacted by the mergers we propose, such disregard cannot continue. Instead, Coppin and West Baltimore must be strengthened by meaningful state investment in faculty, research and, most importantly, students.

Continued neglect of Maryland’s HBCUs, community colleges, staff, faculty and students will lead to ever-increasing inequality in our state. The cost of this inequality, coupled with the debt Maryland owes to black people, is staggering.

As Georgetown University and others begin accounting for the horrors of slavery and Jim Crow, Maryland must become a national leader in forging forward with reparations in the field of higher education. Elected officials in Annapolis and City Hall, as well as newly selected University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman, must act decisively with reparative and sweeping reforms to scale with the challenges students, faculty and staff at Baltimore’s colleges and universities face. Maryland can lead the nation in higher education, but we must lead with equity.

Marvin “Doc” Cheatham, an alumnus of BCCC and Coppin State University, is CEO of the Matthew A. Henson Community Development Corporation in West Baltimore; his email is civilrights@verizon.net. Owen Silverman Andrews, a former adjunct faculty member of BCCC and CCBC, is co-chair of the Baltimore City Green Party and lives in Southeast Baltimore; his email is owen.s.andrews@gmail.com.

CARTER GODWIN WOODSON JOIN YOUR PTA IN BALTIMORE DAY

Bmore Beautiful Trash Disposal

Truck or Treat & Neighborhood Resource Fair

Explosion in West Baltimore damages two houses, fire officials say

Explosion in West Baltimore damages two houses, fire officials say

                           (READ FULL BALTIMORE SUN ARTICLE BY CLICKING LINK ABOVE)

 

Explosion levels vacant rowhome in west Baltimore

(READ FULL WBAL TV NEWS ARTICLE)

 

 

 

 

Call for surveillance plane cameras over Baltimore

WMAR 2 NEWS

Safeguards proposed to protect citizens’ rights
Posted: 6:23 PM, Oct 14, 2019 Updated: 6:23 PM, Oct 14, 2019

By: Jeff Hager

BALTIMORE — Desperate times may require desperate actions, and a group outside Baltimore City Hall on Monday said it hopes a single day filled with violence over the weekend is the tipping point.


"A murder, the shooting of a two-year-old boy, a double, two triples and a quadruple. That is unacceptable. That was Saturday,” said Mayoral Candidate Thiru Vignarajah, “If it happened in Annapolis, if it happened in Frederick, if it happened in Silver Spring, we would send the 101st Airborne Division in."

But the group will settle for three Cessna aircraft equipped with aerial cameras to help police catch killers.


Thus far, Baltimore's top cop has been non-committal on an offer to put the eye in the sky at no charge for three years.


"It's paid for by a foundation with all the bells and whistles, and it tracks crime and it gets convictions,” said Former City Councilwoman Rikki Spector. “I don't know what else to do."


The department used the cameras secretly for months before word leaked out and the planes were grounded three years ago.


This time, proponents are willing to add safeguards such as limiting the use of the cameras to murders, non-fatal shooting and carjackings, as well as a requirement to obtain warrants and the creation of an oversight board.


Critics, like the ACLU of Maryland, say no matter what promises are made, it would still violate citizens 4th amendment rights.


"This was a bad idea when it was done in secret. It was a bad idea when it was first revealed. It has been a bad idea since then,” said David Rocah. “It is still a bad idea, and that is why there is not a single city anywhere in the United States that has accepted Ross McNutt's Orwellian offer to get paid by some billionaires in Texas to vacuum up data about where everyone in that city goes all of the time."


Opponents also challenge the aerial surveillance system's effectiveness, but it's clear as the murder count mounts each year, many of the victims' families are willing to try it at almost any cost.


Victory Swift’s son died in March of 2017.
"If it can save your family's life or your family's life or your family's life, what would it be worth?" she asked.

Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association "Community ROLL OFF DAY"

Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association

"Community ROLL OFF DAY"
Will be at Baker and Smallwood Streets

Saturday, September 28th 7am - 12pm

TELL EVERYONE, ON EVERY STREET IN EVERY BLOCK !

Meet us at Baker and Smallwood Streets

City agencies come together to prevent fires in Baltimore neighborhood

EARLY VOTING SITE IN NEGLECTED WEST BALTIMORE POLICE DISTRICT AREA

Great news to hear that the Baltimore City Council is seriously considering an early voting site for an area in the Western Police District Area.

GREAT BENEFITS:
Baltimore City Community College
Coppin State University
Frederick Douglass Senior High School
George Washington Carver Vocational Technical Senior High School
Mondawmin Shopping Mall
Druid Hill Park
Baltimore Zoo
MTA Maryland Subway + Bus Compilation @ Mondawmin
Over 20 nearby faith bases institutions
BUS Connection- Lime, Navy, Yellow, 91, 16, 21,22,51,52,53,54 and 97.

The Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association/M.H.C.D.C. and Baltimore Green Party extensively studied this much needed and desired voting enhancement whose time has assuredly come.

P.S. Maybe next a Community Action Center for the same neglected, underserved and overlooked Western District Police District area that could serve the G.M.C.C.; C.H.C.D.C.; D.H.C.D.C and A.R.C.O. umbrellas for over 50 community organizations INCLUSIVE of Ashburton area historically one of the highest voting areas in Baltimore City.

Dr. Marvin L. 'Doc' Cheatham, Sr.
Civil Rights & Election Law Consultant
President - Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association
C.E.O. - Matthew Henson Community Development Corporation
www.mhcdc.net - Facebook @mhcdcfreedom
Twitter @mhcdc_freedom - Instagram @mhcdc_freedom
Convener - Maryland H.B.C.U.'s Matter Coalition
www.savemdhbcus.org
Member - N.A.A.C.P. - S.C.L.C. - N.A.N.
Phi Beta Sigma D.S.C. #124
410/669-VOTE[8683] Cell 443/255-6056
'A CommUNITY Actively Addressing CRIME + GRIME'

 

 

Neighbors by Ring Video App

You can download the Neighbors by Ring Video App from google play store.   This will allow you to get real crime alerts and see crime videos from your neighbors with Ring Doorbell cameras.

2019 Billie Holiday Music and Arts Festival

Festival_Program_(1)-page-001.jpg

Festival_Program_(1)-page-002.jpg

Celebrate Women's Equality Day with a pledge to #VOTEPROCHOICE

Activist,

Today is Women's Equality Day, honoring the ratification of the 19th Amendment -- an important milestone in the long, difficult march toward equal representation for all people.
We cannot forget that the 19th Amendment mainly gave white women the right to vote. Now, 99 years later, we've continued to make progress toward equality, and we can celebrate the historic number of women elected, voting, and running for office. But we are far from equal. Many women and marginalized people continue to be disenfranchised through voter suppression. We are still fighting the constant attacks on our healthcare, our bodily autonomy, and our dignity.

Celebrate Women's Equality Day by pledging to #VOTEPROCHOICE in every election. Everywhere.

Women make up 51 percent of the population, but less than 25 percent of elected offices. This has dire consequences for so many issues -- particularly reproductive freedom.
So far in 2019, nine states have passed abortion bans, and more states will follow. These new bans are a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.
Just last week, Planned Parenthood was forced out of the federal Title X family planning program when the Trump administration banned healthcare providers from giving factual information on abortion to patients.
Planned Parenthood serves 40% of the nations Title X recipients, who receive services like birth control and STD screenings.

It's now up to us to make sure that every elected official, at every level of government, will stand up for reproductive freedom. Pledge to #VOTEPROCHOICE today, and we'll send you the 2019 #VOTEPROCHOICE Voter Guide -- the largest progressive voter guide of all 49,000 races on the ballot in November 2019. We empower you to vote for all the prochoice champions in your community.

Celebrate Women's Equality Day by taking real action to protect reproductive freedom in this country. Thank you for pledging to join us.

In solidarity,

Heidi L. Sieck
CEO/Cofounder
#VOTEPROCHOICE

Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Wednesday AUG 21ST

 

BALTIMORE CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Press Release
Contact:
D'Paul Nibber
443-571-8816

August 19, 2019


Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Wednesday


BALTIMORE, MD (August 19, 2019) With the heat index continuing to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the Baltimore region, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has extended the previously announced Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Wednesday, August 21. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body.


“Excessive heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States. The effects of extreme heat are exacerbated in urban areas, especially when combined with high humidity and poor air quality,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Letitia Dzirasa. “Extreme heat is particularly dangerous to young children, older adults, and those with chronic medical conditions. I encourage all residents to take the necessary steps to protect themselves as well as their families, neighbors, and pets.”
The Health Commissioner may declare a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert during periods of heat that are severe enough to present a substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable Baltimore residents. Once a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert declaration is made, public messaging activities are undertaken to encourage safety when outdoors. Even on days when a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert is not declared, it is important to take precautions.


All City Cooling Centers are FREE and open to the public. City residents who want cooling center information on Code Red Extreme Heat Alert days can call 311. Individuals having a heat-related medical emergency or who are experiencing the signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke should call 911.


The Mayor's Office of Human Services’ Community Action Partnership will open the following cooling centers on Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:
Northern Community Action Partnership Center 5225 York Road, (410) 396-6084
Southern Community Action Partnership Center (closed Sunday) 606 Cherry Hill Road (inside the shopping center, 2nd floor), (410) 545-0900
Northwest Community Action Partnership Center 3939 Reisterstown Road, (443) 984-1384
Southeast Community Action Partnership Center 3411 Bank Street, (410) 545-6518
Eastern Community Action Partnership Center 1731 E. Chase Street, (410) 545-0136


The Health Department’s Division of Aging and CARE Services will also open the following locations as cooling centers on Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.:
Waxter Center for Senior Citizens 1000 Cathedral Street, (410) 396-1324
Oliver Senior Center 1700 Gay Street, (410) 396-3861
Sandtown-Winchester Senior Center 1601 N. Baker Street, (410) 396-7725
Hatton Center 2825 Fait Avenue, (410) 396-9025
John Booth/Hooper Senior Center 2601 E. Baltimore Street., (410) 396-9202
Zeta Center 4501 Reisterstown Road., (410) 396-3535
Harford Center 4920 Harford Road, (410) 426-4009


The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks will have the following locations as cooling centers Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.:
Chick Webb 623 Eden Street, 410-396-7593
Ella Baily 100 E. Heath Street, 410-396-4634
Locust Point 1627 East Fort Avenue, 410-837-4423
Herring Run 5001 Sinclair Lane, 410-396-3060
Samuel F.B. Morse 424 South Pulaski Street, 410-396-3717
Mary E. Rodman 3600 West Mulberry Street, 410-396-0477
Robert C. Marshall 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, 410-396-8490
Royal 120. West Mosher Street, 410-396-0374
Additionally, ShopRite Howard Park (4601 Liberty Heights Ave, 21207) will be open as a community cooling center during their regular hours Monday through Wednesday. The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks will also extend pool hours.
City residents can also find relief from the heat at:
Stores
Malls
Movie Theaters
Homes of family or friends with air conditioning
Restaurants
Libraries
Museums
During the Code Red Extreme Heat season, the Baltimore City Health Department recommends that City residents:
Drink plenty of water.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
Reduce outside activities.
Stay inside during the hottest time of day (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).
Seek relief from the heat in air-conditioned locations.
Check on older, sick, or frail people in your community who may need help responding to the heat.
Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles, even for short periods of time.
Watch out for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Seek medical help immediately if these symptoms occur:
Confusion
Nausea
Lightheadedness
High body temperature with cool and clammy skin
Hot, dry, flushed skin
Rapid or slowed heartbeat
Information on declared Code Red Extreme Heat Alert days will be shared on the Health Department’s website, via Health Department social media (Twitter: @Bmore_Healthy and Facebook: @BaltimoreHealth), through the Baltimore City 311 line, and with local news media.

CANCELLED MAHNA 8.20,19

The Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association MEETING scheduled for TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2019 AT 6 PM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Councilman Leon F. Pinkett, III Invites you to School Supply and Produce GiveAway Sponsored by The Fulton Baptist Church

SCHOOL.png

Baltimore Students are demanding action before heading back to school-


***MEDIA EVENT ADVISORY***
MARYLAND MOMS DEMAND ACTION TO HOST RALLY EVENT IN
BALTIMORE , MARYLAND – On Saturday, August 17, 2019, volunteers with Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, will gather at in Maryland in response to mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, as well as to honor the 100 Americans are shot and killed every day and hundreds more who are wounded. This is more than mass shootings; in recent weeks, gun violence has devastated Baltimore, Gilroy, Canoga Park, Newport News, Brooklyn and Chicago. This is a public health crisis that demands urgent action.
WHAT:
A rally to honor the lives cut short by gun violence and demand common-sense gun reform. Volunteers will demand action from their senators to pass a strong federal Red Flag bill and legislation to require background checks on all gun sales.
WHO:
Elected Officials, Students Demand Action, Gun Violence Survivors

WHERE:

March: Corner of Ensor Street and E Madison Street; Rally at The War Memorial Plaza 101 North Gay Street Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore , Maryland
WHEN:
Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:45pm


About Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly 6 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that can help save lives. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown


About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand


About Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Students Demand Action is a national initiative, created by and for teens and young adults, to channel the energy and passion of high school and college-aged students into the fight against gun violence. Students Demand Action volunteers work within their schools and communities to educate their peers, register voters and demand common-sense solutions to this national crisis. Together with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Students Demand Action volunteers are part of a network of nearly 6 million supporters across the nation committed to gun violence prevention. For more information or to get involved visit www.studentsdemandaction.org.

 

Summers in the 7th Back to School Drive

7TH_DRIVE.png

Please come and join Councilman Leon Pinkett III for the Summers in the 7th Back to School Drive. There ill be free food, activities for children and a school supply and backpack giveaway! It will be held August 16, 2019 from 5-8pm at Sandtown Winchester Achievement Academy (701 Gold Street, 21217)

For more details regarding Summers in the 7th Back to School Drive contact our office at (410) 396-4810 or district7matters@gmail.com.