H A P P Y T H A N K S G I V I N G
Thursday, November 23
This is an awesome fundraiser to benefit African Refugees here in Albuquerque and victims of Hurricane Irma. For more information on Vizionz-Sankofa go to www.myvizionz.org and check out the website, also to gather more information regarding Barbados Hurricane Relief contact Ralph Mims at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 362-3193.
February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017
On Monday, January 15, 2018, Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will host its 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Breakfast at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel, 5151 San Francisco Rd NE. We invite you to celebrate with us. Our guest speaker will be The Rev. Dr. R. B. Holmes, Pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Florida and community activist in Tallahassee, Florida.
As in previous years, we are producing a Souvenir Journal for this event and offering Early Bird Special rates for those who place their orders for ads and business card listings by Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.
The attached Souvenir Journal Advertising Contract provides both Early Bird and standard advertising rates. Please consider a patron listing at the very least. This Journal represents an opportunity not only to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy but also to make your business or service known throughout Albuquerque.
The last day for ad and listing submission is on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. All ads must be PHOTO READY in color or black and white in “.jpg” format unless exclusively text. Please email ads and listings to Jessie Watkins at PGM12WATKINS@msn.com and our publisher at email@example.com. Please direct your questions to Jessie Watkins preferably by his eMail at PGM12WATKINS@msn.com or the Grant Chapel office at 505-293-1300. Breakfast tickets will be available after Dec. 1, 2017. We thank you for your support.
Contractors, Plummers and Electricians Wanted
For For more information call 505.417.7900
Helping Veterans and their families to achieve stable housing, financial security, and a renewed sense of community.
Experts: ‘Obamacare’ repeal plan would hurt New Mexico
New Mexico Football Rankings, Schedules & Stat Leaders
New Mexico students feel effects of less lottery scholarship funding
Embrace your voice to fight racial strife by Santa Fe High Student Sakara Griffin
Bernie Casey, football star-turned-actor, dies at 78
After hurricane Irma, a once-lush gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands reduced to battered wasteland
The U.S. Virgin Islands are a group of Caribbean islands and islets. A U.S. territory, it's known for white-sand beaches, reefs and verdant hills. St. Thomas island is home to the capital, Charlotte Amalie. To the east is the island of St. John, most of which comprises Virgin Islands National Park. St. Croix island and its historic towns, Christiansted and Frederiksted, are to the south.
KUNM's Train to Glory host Cecelia Webb featured on
Here and Now's DJ Sessions
Where to Donate to Hurricane Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams)
The National Council of Negro Women celebrates founder’s Mary McLeod Bethune birthday, Dorthy Height forever stamp unveiling and Marvin Williams concert
Mary McLeod Bethune Bio
Photos provided by: Ronnie Wallace
R.I.P. Dick Gregory
Civil Rights Activist and Comedian, dead at 84
Adam and I found that there were not many resources to help guide Christian singles on how to court to be married, so they went to the world for help finding a husband or wife. We’ve created a step-by-step guide for Christian courting. This guide helps Christian singles have confidence in who God created them to be, their value, knowing their intentions for courting, creating their expectations for a husband or wife, building boundaries for emotional strength and ending a courtship. By using these guides you will have a Godly foundation to court to be marriage.
Office of African American Affairs
Celebrating Male Mentors & Fathers
Kirtland Park - Albuquerque, NM
Photos provided by: Ronnie Wallace
Miss Black New Mexico USA
Shyla Lavalle-Bolden, a first-generation scholar at the University of New Mexico pursuing a double major in Public Communication and Africana Studies. Her lifetime aspiration is to be a voice for people, she wants to be able to affect social policies in a positive and progressive way. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and through her organization she has been able to achieve some of her personal career goals. For this year, she plans to raise awareness on climate control and the environment. She is a strong proponent of Black excellence and she is grateful for this opportunity to shine a light on her state and community. Her motto is "speak with intention," and she plans to do just that.
If you would like to support Shyla pay state and national fees click on the following link.
Deltas Motown Review
Photos provided by: Ronnie Wallace
The University of New Mexico has a rich tradition of achievements by students and alumni over our long history. We lost of one our great alums in 2015 when Adolph Plummer passed away.
Adolph’s legacy includes incredible athletic achievements as a member of the UNM Track & Field Program. In 1961, Plummer became the NCAA Champion in the 440 and was a three-time All-American. His greatest achievement on the track occurred in May 1963 in Tempe, AZ, when he shocked future Olympic Champion Ulis Williams on his home track with a 44.9 second world record in the 440. While Adolph's athletics accolades are countless, so are the lives he touched as a long-time educator at both UNM as well as in Colorado.
A group of Adolph's friends and former teammates want to honor him in a way that will stand the test of time with a statue that will live at the UNM Track and Field Complex. We need your help to make it happen. We have a goal of raising $60,000 to build and erect the statue.
Please consider making a gift to the Adolph Plummer Tribute Fund either online through this link or via mail to:
Adolph Plummer Tribute Fund (202865)
700 Lomas Blvd. NE
Two Woodward Center
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(Make checks payable to UNM Foundation w/ Adolph Plummer in the memo line) If we are unable to reach our overall goal, there will be an alternative recognition befitting of this UNM legend. Thank you for helping recognize Adolph and his legacy.
B.S. '69, M.A. '71, Ph.D.'75
John Cordova B.S. '61
Larry Ryan Vice President for University Development UNM Foundation
Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton elected House Majority Leader
She will be the first African American to serve as House Majority Leader in New Mexico. Williams Stapleton has served in the New Mexico House since 1995 and has previously served as House Majority Whip and House Minority Whip.
“I am honored to have been elected by the House Democratic Caucus as House Majority Leader. We are united and ready to lead the House to move our state in the right direction,” Williams Stapleton said. “Working families in New Mexico have been frustrated, and we are ready to talk about solutions to bring them economic development and jobs.”
Reintegration Services is a community based fee free program that refers individuals to organizations that provide comprehensive educational and training services to Returning Citizens/Ex-Offenders.
Reintegration Referral Services provided include:
Psychological Assessments-Family Counseling-Anger Management-Housing
GED Preparation-Health Insurance-Restoration of Voting Rights-Vocational Training
Child Support-Healthy Marriage Concepts-Spiritual/Religious Contacts upon Requests
The Legal Campaign is a legal awareness program sponsored by Pinnacle Litigation Connections, LLC to provide education and information on legal resources that exist for everyday life in the black community.
Social Media: Facebook |
Site Page: bit.ly/LEGALcampaign
The Legal Campaign is creating a Legal Awareness Resource Directory and needs help from attorneys, law offices, legal programs, legal aid offices and any legal service providers in various areas of the law to be included in this FREE resource directory for the public. Legal entities can sign up to be included in the directory at bit.ly/legaldirectoryform. The general public can subscribe to The Legal Campaign's news and get the first electronic edition of the directory on the site page.
Police doing good deeds
Wings For L.I.F.E. – Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education, is an empowerment program that provides life-skills, education, training, and support for family members/caregivers of prisoners (returning citizens) and at-risk youth. Some of the educational topics that are addressed include single parenting, finances – how to stretch a dollar, discipline, acceptance issues, prison visits, feeding a family, substance abuse and signs, reintegration and reunification issues, legal issues, public defenders, work/job issues, holidays, and anything else of interest to the group. Search Institute’s® 40 Developmental Assets® are incorporated into the training.
In our society where children are all at risk in one way or another, children whose parent(s) are in prison face even more challenges.
Everyone is welcome at our FREE meetings. There is a Pre-K and After-dinner Tutoring Program for the children.
If you’d like to know more about Wings we are offering a Volunteer Training session on Jan. 30, Monday night, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at 2015 Wyoming Blvd NE Suite J. Please RSVP so we have enough chairs. THANKS!
Obituaries - Famous Blacks