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NAACP convenes in Baltimore for 108th annual convention

Hello everyone! I am very excited to connect with you this week. I have been pretty sick lately, with an upper respiratory infection and pneumonia, but I am doing much better today— hopefully I won’t have to be hospitalized. I feel blessed that I am here and ready to party soon. In the meantime, you do that for me.

As you can see from my headline this week, it’s all about Tessa Hill-Aston. The NAACP’s Baltimore City Branch is hosting the Annual 108th NAACP Convention from July 22-26, 2017. I think it’s pretty exciting for Baltimore. It will be held at the Convention Center. There will be job fairs, over 350 exhibitors, 1,500 commerce and industry show guests; popular and nationally known authors will be featured in the authors pavilion; presentations and book signings. Also they are having a prayer breakfast, women in the NAACP empowerment luncheon, a presidents council luncheon, and so much more.

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Kelly Carter, Director of the Liberty Live Family Concert and Festival is jumping up and down doing the James Brown with a lot of varieties of vendors, live entertainment with the community, family and friends every Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Kings Point Square Shopping Center, 9900 Liberty Road.

Wanda Coe-Stewart & DJ Mel is hosting an old R&B show that will blow your mind. The entertainment includes Skip Mahoney & the Casuals, Soul Generation featuring Cliff Perkins, Blue Magic with Richard Pratt, The Klick Band and others on Saturday, July 15 at the Bamboo Venue, 229 Franklintown Rd. It is cash bar and they will have food on sale. Showtime is 8 p.m.

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Tessa Hill-Aston, Baltimore City Branch President is hosting the Baltimore NAACP 108 Annual Convention on Saturday, July 22-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center 1 W. Pratt Street in Baltimore.

Luwanda Jenkins will host an “Old School, Grown & Sexy Summer Breeze White Party” on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Diamondz Event Center, 9980 Liberty Rd., Randallstown, Md. DJ Mike Jones will provide the music. It is BYOB with sodas & snacks provided for you. Vendors will also be on hand. For ticket information, call 410-935-9963.

Let us not forget Artscape on July 21-23. 2017. Artscape is one of America’s largest free arts festivals. It is open Friday thru Sunday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. along Charles Street from Preston Street to North Avenue. All activities at the Artscape are free and open to the public. Enjoy!

Roberta’s House, a family Grief Support Center is hosting their first Annual Crab Feast on Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 125 York Road in Baltimore. There will be music and vendors.

Please enjoy your week. Have fun and be kind to each other. I have to go now, but remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryoer@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.