Connect with us

All Categories

Back to School Night at Politics and Prose (Photos)

Published

on

Spread the love

Former MTV political commentator Alison Stewart spoke about her book “First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School” on Monday, August 26th at Politics and Prose.

Dunbar was originally named Preparatory High School for Colored Youth in the basement of the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church in 1870. It had one teacher and 15 students. Professor Francis L. Cardozo (for whom Cardozo High School is named after) served as a principal from 1884 to 1896. From 1892 to 1916, it was named M Street High School. Three outstanding educators—Anna J. Cooper, William T.S. Jackson, and Edward C. Williams—served as principals. In 1916, the school was renamed Dunbar in honor of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Some schools were technical. Some schools were agricultural. Dunbar was an academic institution. The teachers taught students Latin, grammar, and Shakespeare. Students were taught how to manage time for academics, work, and extracurricular activities. Conduct books were written for children on how to behave in social norms. They defied the racist theory that African-Americans were intellectually inferior.

Dunbar showed students that there were more opportunities for them outside of music and entertainment. The high school turned out the most upstanding leaders such as former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke; Dr. Charles R. Drew; and Mayor Vincent Gray.

“There is always a spirit in Dunbar,” Stewart told the audience.

Dunbar High encouraged students to fulfill their hopes and dreams. Washington Post columnist Colbert I. King, who graduated from Dunbar in 1957, is living proof of it.

“Dunbar showed us what we could become,” he said. “It placed an emphasis on achievement and represented our people when we reached adult life.”

Read more @ The Examiner

Leave your vote

0 points
Upvote Downvote

Total votes: 0

Upvotes: 0

Upvotes percentage: 0.000000%

Downvotes: 0

Downvotes percentage: 0.000000%

All Categories

Big Night Baltimore New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Published

on

Spread the love

Join us for Big Night Baltimore as we count down to 2018! This event features all of your premium drinks all night! The Radisson Baltimore Inner Harbor will be the place to be to take in the reunion of the legendard Mr. Greengenes as well as djs on 5 dance floors! Then all join in for a huge midnight celebration all at Big Night Baltimore New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!

https://www.bignightbaltimore.com

Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:30 am

Location: Radisson Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor – NEW!

Make your plans to ring in the new year at one of Baltimore’s greatest party spaces!  Experience the most exciting and hottest gala of the season! Tickets are on sale now! Please join our email list to be informed of the latest updates.

THE GLITZ AND THE GLAMOUR
This Spectacular Event Features:

 

Continue Reading

All Categories

DONATE Please donate to our Christmas for disadvantaged youth

Published

on

Spread the love

Please donate and help us give disadvantaged youth a wonderful holiday!

Each donor will be recognized no matter how big or small you donation (we ask for a minimum of $5).

100% of all donations and proceeds will used for funding of:

  • Holiday gifts and toys (limited)
  • NEW Winter Coats, Socks, and Shirts (limited)
  • Books (limited)
  • Christmas Trees (limited)
  • Harris Teeter Baked Chickens  (limited)

Recipients of items above are lower income residents of southeast Washington, DC that are in desperate need. Items will be handed out at the local half way houses located at Minnesota and Good Hope Avenue SE from on Christmas Event from 7pm-10pm and again on Christmas day 7am-10am.

Our goal is to make sure we help as many disadvantaged children as possible have a good Christmas holiday! 100% of all funds raised will be used!

Please donate below and THANK YOU!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE VIA CASH APP

Please write in notes “For disadvantage youth Christmas” and your name or the name of your organization to be recognized.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE VIA PAYPAL

Please write in notes “For disadvantage youth Christmas” and your name or the name of your organization to be recognized.

 

 

DC Urban Events, Community DMV, and The Urban Marketing Group

202-594-9899 | Hello ‘at’ UrbanMarketing.us

Continue Reading

All Categories

SHY GLIZZY VIP BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BLISS FRIDAYSat #BLISSFRIDAYS | December 8

Published

on

Spread the love

Continue Reading

Trending

Hey there!

Forgot password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot your password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Close
of

    Processing files…