By Imani Wj Wright, Special to the AFRO
Bishop James Nelson hosted Bmorenow, a free community event, Nov. 12, at Church of The Redeemed of The Lord. “Bmorenow’s focus was to create a collaborative social and spiritual effort coming together for one common purpose. That is, to inspire, to bring hope, and to bring empowerment to the city of Baltimore and its constituents, Bishop Nelson said.” A job fair, voter registration and an expungement clinic were among the opportunities presented to those who came. Chase Bank, Amazon and Enoch Pratt Mobile Development provided job opportunities.
Bishop Nelson wants to make sure that the citizens of Baltimore know they have someone to support them, regardless of some of the turmoil within their lives, communities and government. Not only do they have someone to support them, but someone to begin to make things happen through actions, little by little.
The event is important, according to Bishop Nelson, because, “The city is looking for leadership. They’re looking for a sense of direction, especially in the church. They’re looking for the church to not just be an entity who provides services between four walls. They’re looking for people who actually come out and implement what we preach.”
He really believes in this city. “Baltimore is a beautiful city, full of beautiful people, and we were empowered today [to know] that we have opportunities. Now it’s up to us to maximize the opportunities that we have.”
The Bishop also wants to let the city know they have partnered with other entities such as Recovery Clean-Up, which is composed of recovering addicts who want to help keep the city clean. Nelson went on to reassure that Bmorenow is not just a one time thing, but a collective movement.