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September 22, 2012 - September 28, 2012, The Afro-American

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Headtable guests: Nieces of Booker Moore: Jannie Goldston, N. Dorothy McKenney, Cora Moore and Elizabeth White Booker Conway Silas Moore

Peter L. Moore, Sr. (nephew), Booker Moore and Brielle Wheeler (great niece) escorting Mr. Moore down aisle for birthday celebration.

Delegate Joseph F.Vallario, Md. State Senator Thomas “Mike” Miller, Booker Moore and Delegate James E. Proctor (Delegates and Senator of Prince George’s County, Md.).

Booker Conway Silas Moore, born Aug. 22, 1912 near Piscataway, Md., was the youngest of Joseph and Priscilla Moore’s 14 children. At the Aug. 25 celebration of his 100th birthday at the Greater Waldorf Jaycee Community Center in Waldorf, Md. Maryland State Senate President Thomas “Mike” Miller declared Aug. 22 as Mr. Booker C.S. Moore Day in the state of Maryland. Mr. Moore was acknowledged as the oldest living member of the Moore family Booker Moore being pinned and can look back at being the first with a boutonniere by niece son to graduate from high school as a Shirley W. Brown. member of the first graduating class of the Upper Marlboro Colored Elementary and High School (now known as Frederick Douglass High School). Five generations of the Moore family were present at the birthday party. Delegate Joseph Vallario presented Prince George’s County, Md. Mr. Moore with a U.S. flag District 9 Councilman Melvin that was flown over the Lora Harper and Kermian Franklin congratulates Booker Capitol in Annapolis, Hawkins, Mr. Moore’s oldest living Moore. Md. on his birthday. nieces, both are age 92.

Mistress of Ceremony, Margaret Dukes Neale (niece in-law) and Pastor Kermit C.C. Moore (nephew) at the headtable. AFRO photos/ Rob Roberts

Front row of nieces sitting on both sides of Booker Moore: Roberta Burroughs, Iola Mary Stemley, Tyese Sims, Cora Moore, Booker Moore, Kermian Hawkins, Jannie Goldston, Elizabeth White, Lora Harper, Mildred Wooten, Janie Colbert. Others include several generations of family members.

The Old School Hang Suite –Volume V party was held at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel Ballroom, in Southwest Washington, D.C. on Sept 2. This monthly party is being held at various hotels in the metropolitan area. This was an All White Everything party with DJ Biz Markie, comedian Terry Carpenter and a live performance by Doug E. Fresh. The partygoers danced to live music being spun by the DJ which included tunes from the 80’S and 90’S, hip-hop and reggae. Michelle Wright and Marc Clark of WHUR Radio were the co-hosts. Social Architects and WHUR Radio with Fever Energy Drink were the sponsors.

Party goers…

I just want to party down on the dance floor! Tatian Nobva, Rhea Shariati, and Kasey Shelton

Let’s dance…

Terry Carpenter and Michelle Wright, cohost for the Old School Hang Suite

Simone Sophia, holistic nutritionist; Tracey Spivey White, ambassador of health and wellness and Tamala Reynolds, educator AFRO photos/ Rob Roberts

WHUR DJ Marc Clark, co-host for the Old School Hang Suite

Bela Lewis, comedian Terry Carpenter, Rita Boston and Dina Robertson

WHUR Radio personality, Joe Gorham and Deane Bullock

Joe Gorham, WHUR FM Radio with DJ Biz Markie

Lisa Bolds, Yolanda Meaders, Valerie Brown and Dawn Williams

Michelle Wright (center), WHUR Radio personality with some friends

Edward Sims, Kimberly Sims, Lori Ayers and Ron Ayers

Rapper Dougie Fresh performing for the party goers


September 22, 2012 - September 28, 2012, The Afro-American

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State Del. Adrienne A. Jones and Balto. Co. Councilman Kenneth N. Oliver

Local drummers add to the festivities

New mobile food vendors are now popping up all over town

Residents from around the region descended on Towson for the 16th Annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival – “Inspire, Produce, Preserve” on Sept. 15 with the intent to celebrate and to carry out the theme. No segment of the community was excluded. In addition to organized and free play, children were treated to much needed immunizations in the Children’s Champion Zone, as well as tested for excessive lead levels. Local talent was searched out in the Baltimore County Idol event as well as Baltimore’s Got Talent. Throughout the day, guests were treated to three stages of entertainment, a most comprehensive display on African-American history in Baltimore County, courtesy of Louis Diggs, and informational kiosks covering topics ranging from child care services to aging. The day was well spent with dancing, a step show, music, art, poetry, a natural hair runway show, financial empowerment information and vendors of all types. Professional artists included Kindred the Family Soul and Pieces of a Dream.

100 Black Men during voter registration drive

Marissa Ward enjoys the car show!

Kindred the Family Soul

Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit

Fashion designer Travis Winkey and Friends

Hero and Shero Community Service Award winners

A local dance group performs for the crowd

Afro American News Booth

Baltimore County Scholarship Winners Photos by Anderson Ward

Hundreds of school supplies ready at the First Back to School Festival

A back to school cake

Photos by John Moore

The Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation recently hosted its first Back to School Festival in conjunction with Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance. The event, which was held at Security Square Mall, provided free backpacks, school supplies and hair cuts to local students. Attendees also participated in various activities and enjoyed live performances. Kevin Liles, the former president of the Def Jam Music Group and executive vice president of Warner Music Group, launched the Liles Foundation in 2002 to provide opportunities and resources to youth in the Greater Baltimore Area.

Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive, presents Kevin Liles with an Executive Citation.

Kevin Liles and local students Old Court Middle School Marching Band kicks off the festival.

Baltimore County Executive, Kevin Kamenetz

Lil Blaq from 92Q hosted a dance contest.

Members of the Woodlawn High School Warriors Football team Kevin Liles and singer Raheem Devaughn drop in during free haircuts for youth returning to school.

U.S. Marine Corps recruiters with Kevin Liles

Singer Raheem Devaughn, Philanthropist Kevin Liles, Kevin Kamenentz, Baltimore County Executive and Dr. Dallas Dance, Baltimore County Superintendent of Schools


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