You Had Better ‘Mind Your Business’ at Coppin on Saturday, October 5th

If someone told you to mind your business, you might think they were being smart. But if you are already an entrepreneur or are seeking to become one, a “smart” move would be to “Mind your Business.” That’s the title of an exciting, free event designed for small business owners, entrepreneurs, creative industry organizations and DIY (Do It Yourself) businesses.

Presented by PNC Bank and Times Community Services, Inc., Mind your Business: Building a Network of resources for business owners and entrepreneurs, will take place Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Physical Education Complex at Coppin State University located at 2523 Gwynns Falls Pkwy. in Baltimore.

The free event will cover a wide range of topics including financial education; how to structure your business; when you should include a CPA or legal experts; as well as an introduction to tax incentives that are available if you are located in one of Baltimore’s Arts Districts.

“We are proud to partner with PNC Bank to offer this exciting event,” said Baltimore Times Publisher Joy Bramble. “You might not make a million dollars, but small businesses help people to support their families and provide jobs. Small businesses also help blacks and other minority communities to be more sustainable.

“Right now, we have a new, very robust economy. We have to take our place in that economy. There was a time when it was very difficult for minorities to get bank loans. Now banks are bending over backwards to teach you. This event will show entrepreneurs how to start a business and stay in business. This event will provide a wealth of information about the many resources that are available.”

Baltimore native Ramsey Harris is Vice President and Territory CRA Business Advisor in the Retail Lending Distribution Management division at PNC Bank. Harris is responsible for overseeing and executing strategic plans that enable the bank to achieve specific Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) focused goals, and measures of lending to businesses located within designated, inner-city/Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) geographies.

“Baltimore has such a strong spirit of entrepreneurship,” said Harris who is also a minister. “One of my callings is to do all I can to educate and empower minority business owners. I am responsible for the achievement of our CRA goals for the entire East Coast and all points in between. That includes Maryland and Delaware, and from New York to Florida. Baltimore is the highest priority for me.

“I am always excited to partner with The Baltimore Times. I appreciate the paper as a media outlet in the community that gives out accurate information, to our folks via its online and hardcopy editions. The reputation of the paper is stellar. Joy Bramble has a passion for small businesses in the community, and that’s evident through events such as this forum.”

The event will also offer attendees an opportunity to network; learn about new products; find out how they can run their business more efficiently; position themselves more competitively; and how to protect their intellectual property more completely.

Harris will be facilitating a workshop geared towards educating small businesses about credit.

“My workshop will discuss the nuances of business credit and business finance,” he said. “Businesses have to be able to get the credit they need to sustain their business. I will be emphasizing PNC’s proactive approach and commitment to support minority enterprises under our CRA business, lending program. Obviously, Baltimore is home for me and my heart and soul. I have traveled to other cities to teach this forum.

I am excited to be able to teach it in my hometown.”

In addition to Harris, PNC Bank branch manager Sherry Curry will also be among the presenters. The other presenters are: Nicholas Cohen; Everett Sands; Chris Rockey; Carrisa Carson; Adam Holofscener; Paul E. Taylor; Cassandra Vincent; and Takia Ross.

“I will cover the credit part from a traditional banking standpoint, but we have all types of seminars on promoting your business,” said Harris. “We have something for everyone looking to start or grow their business. We handpicked these presenters. We selected individuals who are well informed in their various fields, and operate in excellence in their individual expertise, and who are passionate about their work.

“I am also excited about the partnerships we have with Morgan State University, and Coppin State University. I am particularly proud of the fact that we are utilizing and collaborating with our HBCUS in Baltimore to host these events. PNC has established really impactful and robust relationships with both schools. I am encouraging everyone to come out and take advantage of this empowering event.”

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John Harbaugh Weighs Analytics Into Ravens Decisions

Analytics are becoming a more significant part of the Baltimore Ravens decision-making process. That was clear when the Ravens came up short against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3. There were many factors in the 33 – 28 loss including a couple of intriguing decisions made by head coach John Harbaugh.

Harbaugh decided to go for the two-point conversion after their opening touchdown but was unsuccessful. He decided to go for two later in the game but the Ravens couldn’t convert.

Lamar Jackson led Baltimore in a touchdown drive to pull within five points with just over two minutes left in the game. Harbaugh went for two to try and make it a three-point game. Their attempt was unsuccessful but the Ravens head coach felt it was the right thing to do.

“We are standing by our decisions. Our decisions gave us the best chance to win the game in that particular game,” Harbaugh said the day after the game. “These are not like league average choices. These are determined by this game, and in that game specifically. There’s a lot of factors that go into it— weather is even factored into. A lot of factors go into it that are mathematically calculated.”

“Mathematically calculated” isn’t something that an old school, football purist like Harbaugh typically says. However, it’s a sign of change within the Ravens decision- making process.

The team made some additions to their analytics department back in June. Harbaugh acknowledged how much work goes into the research and development side of analytics while admitting that it weighs in on his decisions on game day.

“There’s a lot of time that goes into it. It’s part of what we do. It’s not all of what we do but I have a good understanding of the numbers and how it works,” Harbaugh explained. “I have people in my ear that help with that too. Not just with that, but with challenges and things. We’re very organized in what we do. We have a method in the process and it’s very detailed and well thought out.”

Analytics have their place in the formula for making the right call in the right situation. Knowing the probabilities of outcomes and putting the team in the best situation can be extremely helpful. Even though Harbaugh has embraced, there is still value in going with his gut feeling. That’s something that can’t be measured by analytics and he still has more trust in his own instincts.

“The analytics guys will tell you that I don’t follow the analytics nearly enough. They’ll say I go by my gut way more than I go by the analytics, and I do. The flow of the game, the feel of the game, the situations I’ve been in— momentum, all of those things are something as a coach you have a real sense for. I’ll go against the analytics a lot more than I’ll go with it,” Harbaugh said.

Biden Misses Baltimore Fundraiser Due To Crash Near Namesake Delaware Welcome Center

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Joe Biden Misses Fundraiser in Baltimore

— Former Vice President Joe Biden had to miss a Tuesday fundraiser in Baltimore because of traffic caused by an accident south of the welcome center named after him, campaign spokeswoman Remi Yamamoto said.

A tractor trailer overturned on I-95 in Newark, Delaware, forcing the highway to be closed in both directions, according to the Delaware Department of Transportation. The accident was south of the Biden Welcome Center, which was renamed in honor of Biden and his family last year for their service to the state.

Biden delivered remarks to the event over speakerphone, apologizing for not being able to make it.

“We were on time heading down to see you all and there was a major, major accident. A tractor trailer overturned, we later learned. We sat there for about 40, 45 minutes — maybe longer,” he said, according to a pool report.

The Democratic presidential candidate was traveling from an event in Wilmington, Delaware, where he made his most direct statement to date on impeachment. The former vice president said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump does not cooperate with Congress, he would leave lawmakers with “no choice” but to start impeachment proceedings.

In his remarks to the fundraiser, Biden said Trump is attacking him because he presents a formidable challenge to the President’s reelection prospects and reiterated his support for holding him accountable.

“But if we allow a president to get away with shredding the United States Constitution, this is going to last forever. This goes well beyond me. This is a national problem. This isn’t a Democratic problem. This isn’t a Republican problem. If I dropped out tomorrow, the fact is we can’t let this happen,” Biden said.

Shortly after Biden made his comments, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump, a dramatic and historic move that comes as Trump faces outrage over reports that he pressured a foreign leader in an effort to target a political rival.

Trump on Sunday acknowledged he discussed Biden in a July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. CNN previously reported Trump pressed Zelensky in the call to investigate Biden’s son, Hunter, according to a person familiar with the situation. That call was also part of a whistleblower complaint submitted to the Intelligence Community Inspector General, another person familiar with the situation told CNN.

There is no evidence of wrongdoing by either Joe or Hunter Biden. Trump on Sunday acknowledged the phone call and that he discussed Biden, but denied doing anything improper. The President said Tuesday he would release a transcript of the phone call.

This story has been updated to include Biden’s remarks to the fundraiser.

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Jharrel Jerome Pays Tribute To Exonerated Central Park Five In Emmy Acceptance Speech


Jharrel Jerome Emmy Acceptance Speech

Jharrel Jerome pays tribute to exonerated Central Park Five in Emmy acceptance speech

Originally Published: 23 SEP 19 08:20 ET

By Toyin Owoseje, CNN

    (CNN) — In one of the most moving moments of the 2019 Emmys, Jharrel Jerome paid tribute to the “exonerated five” as he accepted the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for his role in the Netflix drama “When They See Us.”

Written and directed by Ava DuVernay, the four-part drama tells the true story of the Central Park Five — Korey Wise, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson and Yusef Salaam — who were pressured into falsely confessing to the brutal attack and rape of Trisha Meili in 1989.

Jerome’s riveting performance as Wise — who was then the oldest of the accused at 16 years old, and thus served his 14 years as an adult in the corrections system — earned him critical praise. He was the only one of the five main actors to play his role as a teen and as an adult.

After thanking his parents, the 21-year-old named the five men who sat alongside veteran actors and Oscar-winners in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

As they stood up and applauded him, a visibly emotional Jerome said: “I felt like I was in a championship game, and we went through our final hurrah,” he said. “Thirty years ago they were sitting in a prison cell, falsely incarcerated, and today they’re in suits styled by designers for the Emmys.”

Not only is Jerome the first Afro-Latino actor to be nominated for and win in an acting category, he is also the youngest actor to win Lead Actor in a Limited Series.

The relative newcomer, who hails from the Bronx, beat Mahershala Ali, Benicio del Toro, Hugh Grant, Jared Harris and Sam Rockwell for the award.

Appearing overwhelmed by his win, Jerome said: “It’s an honor. It’s a blessing, and I hope this is a step forward for Dominicans, for Latinos, for Afro-Latinos. It’s about time we are here.”

Taking to Instagram later, Jerome posted a video of himself partying with Wise, McCray and Santana. The group appeared elated as they rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

Jerome previously appeared alongside Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali in 2016’s Oscar-winning coming-of-age drama “Moonlight.”

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Ravens Quarterback Is Proving Doubters Wrong

The Baltimore Ravens committed themselves to having a balanced attack on offense. New offensive coordinator Greg Roman went back to the drawing board and devised ways to feature Lamar Jackson as a passer. There were doubts about Jackson’s passing ability entering the 2019 season, but none of the people inside the Ravens’ facility questioned their quarterback.

Head coach John Harbaugh proclaimed the Ravens would have a new offense and that Jackson’s passing ability will showcased. So far the results have showed.

Jackson opened the season with an amazing performance against the Miami Dolphins. He finished the game with a ridiculous 85-completion percentage for 324 yards and five touchdowns. Jackson’s quarterback rating was 158.3.

The home opener in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals showed Jackson’s dual-threat ability as a passer and a runner. Jackson finished the day with 272 passing yards and two touchdowns. He added 120 rushing yards as well. Harbaugh was impressed by Jackson’s performance.

“I thought he was just tremendous,” Harbaugh said after the game. “Both getting to the sticks by throwing the ball, and then when they had people covered and the offensive line did a good job sustaining the protection, by getting out and running to the sticks. He did it both ways. That’s all you can ever ask for from a quarterback to do that. Keeps a lot of pressure on the defense.”

Through two games, Jackson’s seven passing touchdowns ties him with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahommes for the most in the NFL. The Ravens travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs this weekend.

Jackson’s primary target has been tight end Mark Andrews. The second-year tight end has caught 16 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. However, when Jackson wants a big play, he goes to rookie wideout Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown.

Brown is averaging 19.4 yards per catch. He has posted touchdowns of 83 and 47 yards so far this season.

Baltimore invested in their quarterback by adding Brown and Miles Boykin in this year’s draft. They selected tight end Hayden Hurst and Jackson in the first round of the 2018 draft. The Ravens also added Andrews in the third round that year.

The pieces are in place for a potent offensive attack. Jackson is always going to be a threat running the ball, but this year he is more than just a runner and is taking delight in proving those who underestimated him during the draft process.

“Not bad for a running back,” Jackson said when asked about his five-touchdown performance in the season opener.

WYPR’S LaFontaine E. Oliver Re-Elected To NPR Board Of Directors

— WYPR 88.1 FM President and General Manager LaFontaine E. Oliver has been re-elected to a second term as a Member Director of NPR’s Board of Directors, with a three-year term beginning in November 2019.

“I’m honored to continue to have the opportunity to advocate for public radio nationally as a board member of NPR,” said Oliver. “The millions of listeners around the country appreciate and depend on the intelligent, insightful approach to news and the discussion of issues that distinguishes NPR and its affiliate stations. There has never been a better time for what NPR offers and I look forward to working with my board colleagues to advance the reach and impact of public radio, especially in the value it brings to local communities.”

Oliver, who returned to Baltimore to lead WYPR as general manager in July, previously served on the NPR Board of Directors while president and general manager for WMFE in Orlando, Florida, a position he held from 2013 to 2019. Prior to that, he served as general manager of WEAA at Morgan State University from 2007 until 2013.

NPR’s 23-member Board of Directors is comprised of 12 Member Directors who are managers of NPR Member stations and are elected to the Board by their fellow Member stations, nine Public Directors who are prominent members of the public selected by the Board and confirmed by NPR Member stations, the NPR Foundation Chair, and the NPR President & CEO.

The NPR Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The Board sets the policies and overall direction for NPR management, monitors the performance of NPR and provides financial oversight.

From The Young And the Restless To The Rich And The Ruthless

Victoria Rowell Continues Soap Success While Opening Doors of Opportunity

Bringing more meltdowns, mischief and masterful manipulation, Victoria Rowell’s Daytime Emmy nominated soap opera comedy series “The Rich and the Ruthless” returned for a third season on UMC (Urban Movie Channel). Season Three of the series followed the cast as they prepared for their “Destination: Nowhere” cruise to thank their loyal soap fans with some exclusive, over-the-top entertainment.

But with Rowell, who portrays “Kitty Barringer” and her husband “Augustus Barringer,” played by Richard Brooks at the helm, and their crew of eccentric cast members, the claws were back, and calamity on the high seas was inevitable.

The series stars Rowell— best known for her role as “Drucilla Winters” on The Young and The Restless. Rowell also executive produced Season Three along with Sarah Snow in association with Days Ferry Productions, LLC.

“The Rich and the Ruthless” is a behind-the-scenes soap opera that follows the fictional story of the first run daytime drama in the industry.

“Everyone knows me as Drucilla, and I never took that footprint for granted,” said Rowell. “The legacy of soup opera is incredible, and our fans are loyal. No matter what I did, that character was strong. However, in my role as an executive director, I have been able to collaborate with black writers who I knew and had not been given parody in daytime drama.

“I have been ready for this moment for a long time. Writing rooms are still 60 percent white males. Robert L. Johnson has given me creative license. In my role, I have been able to hire department heads to do hair and makeup. This is also part of being a producer. I am also able to hire qualified people who have been denied an opportunity for decades. I am able to bring forth talent and original content that deserves to be seen and heard.”

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Rowell was referring to Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET). Johnson owns RLJ Entertainment Inc., who launched UMC, the first and largest subscription streaming service dedicated to Black film and television.

Just before the release of its second season in 2018, “The Rich and the Ruthless” received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series for Brooks’ performance, along with seven Indie Series Award (ISA) nominations, taking home the win for Best Ensemble cast in a comedy series. Earlier this year at the 2019 ISAs, the series won the award for Best Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row, and the show’s Alesha Renee won Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

“I always knew there was an African-American female audience out there, and I wanted to cater to that audience,” said Rowell.

Rowell played “Drucilla Winters” on “The Young and The Restless” for 14 years and won a Daytime Emmy for her performance on the show, but spoke candidly about what she felt was the lack of opportunities being offered to minorities.

“There are zero African American producers and zero executive producers on the Young and the Restless in decades of existence,” said Rowell. “When you look at those numbers it’s unconscionable. I spoke broadly about it, and went to court about it.”

Rowell was referencing a lawsuit she filed against Sony Entertainment and CBS Corporation in 2015 for harassment and discrimination. The case was settled out of court.

“It was a good fight and a necessary fight,” said Rowell. “All of those things inspired me to create The Rich and the Ruthless. I saw the disparity. I also saw the loss of careers and revenues of people who lost their careers. We forced Sony to hire the first black writer in the show’s 37-year mark.”

Rowell is the author of a New York Times bestseller The Woman Who Raised Me.

“I also star in Lifetime’s Pride and Prejudice Atlanta,” said Rowell. “I’m involved in quite a few projects, and my plate has been very full. I am very grateful. With all of that comes responsibility, and is a part of my legacy.”

The cast of “The Rich and the Ruthless” also includes Dawnn Lewis (A Different World), Robert Ri’chard (Coach Carter), Michael Colyar (The Princess and the Frog), and Valencia Algarin (Black Jesus).

“We have such a wonderful cast,” said Rowell. “It‘s thrilling to have a hit show on a black-founded, streaming company. How fitting that Robert Johnson would give me the opportunity to present original content like The Rich and the Ruthless.”

She added, “The Rich and the Ruthless is his first original series and most watched. I am very proud. This is a great time for black females.”

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Red Cross Asks Everyone To Prepare For The Next Emergency

All It Takes Is Three Easy Steps— Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed

September is National Preparedness Month, the perfect time for people to get their household ready in case an emergency should occur. The American Red Cross prepares all year for disasters and urges everyone to Be Red Cross Ready too.

“Disasters can happen anywhere, at any time, even in your home,” said Greater Chesapeake Region American Red Cross CEO Scott R. Salemme. “During National Preparedness Month, we ask you to take three action steps— get an emergency kit, make an emergency plan and be informed— so you and your loved ones can react quickly if an emergency occurs.”

The Red Cross urges everyone to take three important action steps to get prepared:

  1. Build a kit— Build an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you if you must evacuate. Include items such as water, non-perishable food, a flashlight and extra batteries, a battery-powered radio, first aid kit and medications.

  2. Make a plan— Talk with members of your household about what to do during emergencies. Plan what to do in case everyone is separated and choose two places to meet—one near your home in case of a sudden emergency such as a fire, and another outside your neighborhood, in case you cannot return home or are asked to evacuate.

  3. Be informed— Know what kinds of emergency situations may occur where you live, where you work, and where you go to school. Get trained in First Aid and CPR/AED so you’ll know what to do in an emergency if help is delayed. Don’t forget your pets, plan for them too.

Download Red Cross Apps— The Red Cross Emergency App has more than 35 customizable severe weather and emergency alerts. Content on what to do before, during and after emergencies from power outages to home fires, to hurricanes and tornadoes, can be viewed in English or Spanish. Parents can download the Monster Guard: Prepare for Emergencies App so ages 7 to 11 can use a gaming environment to learn how to prevent emergencies and what to do if one occurs. Download apps for free by searching ‘American Red Cross’ in app stores or visiting

People can also enable Red Cross skills for Alexa to receive notifications about an approaching hurricane, get valuable first aid information and schedule a blood donation. Details are available at

Severe weather events, like Hurricane Dorian, can have a significant impact on the ability of the Red Cross to collect lifesaving blood products due to cancelled blood drives and decreased donor turnout in impacted areas. It is the blood already on hand that helps those in need. Each day, the Red Cross must collect about 13,000 blood donations and more than 2,500 platelet donations to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients and children with blood disorders. Volunteer blood and platelet donors are always needed. Eligible donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment by using the Blood Donor Skill for Amazon Alexa, the Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

“Every Kid Outdoors” Program Provides Fourth Grade Students With Free Entrance To Public Lands

— Fourth grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency collaboration between the Department of the Interior, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Forest Service that provides fourth graders with free access to explore, learn, and recreate in spectacular settings, including national parks, wildlife refuges, marine sanctuaries, and forests.

“Introducing fourth grade students to America’s public lands provides them with limitless opportunities to have fun, be active, improve fitness, and learn critical skills,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt. “Visits on class trips or family vacations to the rich variety of astonishing landscapes and historic treasures located on public lands will result in unforgettable experiences and, hopefully, forge lifelong connections to the outdoors.”

The bipartisan John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act, which was signed into law by President Trump on March 12, 2019, authorized funding for Every Kid Outdoors for the next seven years.

To obtain the free pass, fourth grade students visit the Every Kid Outdoors website, participate in a short educational activity, and download a voucher. The voucher is valid for multiple uses between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020 to correspond to the traditional school year. The voucher may be exchanged for a keepsake pass at participating federal lands.

The voucher or pass grants free entry for fourth graders, all children under 16 in the group and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) to most federally managed lands and waters. The pass does not cover expanded amenity fees such as camping or boat rides.

The great outdoors make a great classroom. Fourth grade educators are encouraged to take advantage of the wide range of educational programs and tools associated with the Every Kid Outdoors Program. Educational activities, field trip options, information and tools in English and Spanish, and the ability to print vouchers for passes for students are all available on the website.

The Every Kid Outdoors Program replaces the Every Kid in a Park Program that was established in 2015.

The program focuses on children 10 years of age—the age of most fourth graders—based on research that indicates children ages 9–11 are at a unique developmental stage in their learning where they begin to understand how the world around them works in more concrete ways and they are more receptive to engaging with nature and the environment. By focusing on this age group year after year, the program aims to ensure every child in the United States has the opportunity to visit their Federal lands and waters by the time he or she is 11 years old, thereby establishing a lifelong connection to enjoy and protect our American outdoor heritage.

Rambling Rose: Hoppy Adams Foundation Announces 2019 Essay Contest Winners

Hello everyone, I hope everything is well with you. I have been a little under the weather but I am “Rambling Rose,” so I have to keep going. I spent a day and a night in St. Agnes Emergency Room. They gave me medication to keep the stomach spasms to a minimum until I am able to see my gastroenterologist (you know the stomach specialist) next week for a procedure to let me know what in the hell is going on with my stomach. Now friends don’t worry, I believe whatever they find during the procedure they will be able to fix it. All the bad, bad, bad stuff has already been ruled out, such as cancer, tumor, ulcer, and most of all pregnancy!

Okay, enough about me— prayers and faith will get me through this with my husband “Shorty” as a back-up!

Kelly Carter, owner of Grind & Wine Restaurant located 3627 Offutt Road in Randallstown, Maryland in the middle of the shopping center and her friends.

Kelly Carter, owner of Grind & Wine Restaurant located 3627 Offutt Road in Randallstown, Maryland in the middle of the shopping center and her friends.

Now, I want to talk about this fantastic foundation called the “Hoppy Adams Foundation.” I have supported this foundation since the beginning in November 2006. Founded by C.W. “Hoppy Adams” III, the son of the late “Hoppy Adams from Annapolis. Charles W. “Hoppy” Adams, Jr. was a very popular distinguished radio personality and executive vice president with radio station WANN in Annapolis for over 40 years. I remember hanging out with him back in the mid- and late 70s at the station and I got him to volunteer to be the Master of Ceremony at my shows in the Eastern Shore area. We became good friends and business partners. He was more than a radio personality, he was an active community activist and a behind the scenes, philanthropist. Thanks to his son “Hoppy Adams III,” (his namesake) had a vision Along with his partners, Gordenia Henson, Ciara Anguay and Monique Fisher, they continued his father’s legacy by forming the foundation to help children’s education; programs to promote and provide mentoring and counseling services to youth and adults; and facilitate sports and recreational activities for youth and adults.

Dr. Larry Blum presented the awards to Hoppy Adams Foundation 2019 Essay Contest winners. (Left to right) First place winner, Jibreel Ali of South River High School; second place winner, Mikayla Simms of Annapolis High School; and Charles Adams III the son of the late renowned radio personality, Hoppy Adams. Third place winner Alexis Seidel was unable to attend the event.

Dr. Larry Blum presented the awards to Hoppy Adams Foundation 2019 Essay Contest winners. (Left to right) First place winner, Jibreel Ali of South River High School; second place winner, Mikayla Simms of Annapolis High School; and Charles Adams III the son of the late renowned radio personality, Hoppy Adams. Third place winner Alexis Seidel was unable to attend the event.

This year the foundation awarded three deserving student scholarships as they do each year. This year students participated in an essay contest.The presentation took place at a luncheon at the Red Lobster restaurant in Annapolis. The scholarships honored the memory of Hoppy Adams, the legendary DJ of WANN Radio and Carr’s Beach. Thanks “Hoppy Adams, III for your love of giving. For more information about this foundation, call 410-266-6996.

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Last but definitely not least, I want to thank all of our friends and fans for your support for the Jazz Expressways Foundation Breakfast last week in our new venue “the New All Saints Roman Catholic Church on Liberty Heights Avenue. We appreciate you.

Well, my dear friends, I got to go, I believe that pain is coming back again. But remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.