November 6, 2008
Many bands, even in today's reality TV, Internet-savvy world, go through a stretch of paying dues. The story usually goes something like this: For a while, the group travels from gig to gig in a beat-up van, selling its CDs at shows. A buzz starts. Eventually, a suit at a major label catches wind of the group's "fresh" sound and offers a contract. By the time mainstream pop audiences hear said band's music, all the style kinks have usually been smoothed out. Well, that is not the story of Cute Is What We Aim For. The emo-pop band, whose name originated from an inside joke, landed a major-label deal soon after forming and posting songs on its MySpace page.
October 3, 2008
J.L. CHESTNUT JR., 77 Civil rights lawyer in Alabama J.L. Chestnut Jr., the first black lawyer in Selma, Ala., and a prominent attorney in civil rights cases across a half-century, died Tuesday morning at a Birmingham hospital of an infection after an operation. A Selma native who earned his law degree at Howard University, Mr. Chestnut returned to his hometown in 1958 and became a key legal figure in the civil rights battles in Selma. Later he defended blacks in major voter fraud prosecutions and helped black farmers make financial claims against the U.S. Agriculture Department.
September 4, 2008
Management skills session scheduled The Association of Community Services is offering a four-part series of skill-building sessions for new and experienced managers from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 2 and 9. The Management Skills: Supervision series is designed to train new supervisors in skills needed to manage employees and to serve as a refresher course for those with experience. Registrants can sign up for all four weeks or for individual sessions, to be held at Bridgeway Community Church, 9189 Red Branch Road, Columbia.
August 17, 2008
Karen Heyward-West is the president and CEO of the Franciscan Center in Baltimore, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in September. The center was founded in 1968 and is dedicated to providing emergency assistance to those in need. The center serves more than 8,000 men, women and children each year through programs, including transportation and medical supplies. What Manner of Man: a Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Lerone Bennett Jr. After reading this book and looking at my life and my own personal testimonies, I was encouraged and humbled at the same time that this great man was able to be successful against all odds physically, mentally, spiritually and most of all socially during a time where it was not popular to do so. Just Who Will You Be?
August 7, 2008
On July 31, 2008, GREGORY TYRONE CRAVEN. Survived by wife Sheilah A. Craven, son, Minister Duwande J. Newman, brother, Richard H. Craven Jr., sisters, Gloria Gordon, Lisa Darlington and Judy Waddy and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call the family owned WYLIE FUNERAL HOME P.A. OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, 9200 Liberty Road Thursday from 6-8 P.M. Services Friday Empowerment Temple AME Church, 4217 Primrose Avenue, 11:00A.M. wake 11:30A.M. Funeral . Interment Following. Inquiries : www.wyliefuneralhome.
June 1, 2008
On May 28, 2008, ANTHONY 'TONY" JONES, survived by mother, LaTonia Jones, brother, Daniel J. Gilbert Jr., grandmother, Cynthia Jackson, great grandparents, Willie Jones, Alfrerd Malone and Marie Hinton and a host of other family and friends. Friends may call the family owned WYLIE FUNERAL HOME P.A. OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, 9200 Liberty Road Sunday from 1-4 P.M. Services Monday at the Empowerment Temple AME Church, 4217 Primrose Avenue 10:00A.M. wake 11:00A.M. Funeral. Interment Following. Inquiries : www.wyliefuneralhome.
May 11, 2008
On May 3, 2008 JEAN MATILDA BAKER of Glen Burnie, MD. Daughter of the late Amos and Gladys Baker. Survived by three children Antonio Baker, Melisa Carroll and Nyiesha Carroll; three brothers James, Clifton and Elroy Baker; four sisters Vernida Watts, Iantha Baker, Myrtle Watts and Philicia Baker. Services will be Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Empowerment Believers Church of Apostolic Faith, 7566 E. Howard Rd., Glen Burnie, MD 21061 at 6 P.M. Pastor Bishop Larry Thomas. Arrangements by Estep Brothers, 1300 Eutaw Pl., Balto.
February 16, 2008
Controversy surrounding the divorce case of the Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant - the flashy, influential pastor of the Empowerment Temple - will likely be addressed at the annual conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church next month. Bishop Adam J. Richardson Jr., who presides over the Second Episcopal District, which includes Maryland, said that although he was not aware of any formal complaints about Bryant's pending divorce and his wife's allegation of adultery, Richardson planned to broach the topic at the conference in Baltimore.
October 11, 2007
On October5, 2007, Tyrone AnthoNY Friends may call the WYLIE FUNERAL HOME P.A OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, 9200 Liberty Road on Thursday from 5-8PM. Services Friday Empowerment Temple AME Church, 4217 Primrose Avenue, 10:00 Wake 11:00am Funeral. Entombment Following. Inquiries www.wyliefuneralhome.com