living for the weekend

“Summer summer summertime Time to sit back and unwind Summer summer summertime Time to sit back and unwind summer summer summertime Time to sit back and unwind School is out and it’s a sort of a buzz.” Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman 

“This is dedicated to the ones we love” The Shirelles Congratulations 2015 graduates!  Finally, your graduation day, a day you have dreamed about is here.  Now what! Many of you are graduating from college ready to enter the job market or pursue higher learning or like 5-year-old Colin just beginning the education cycle; whatever you do, you determine your destiny you can make a difference. Just remember everyone started in elementary school. Like the sky and the ocean there is no limit to what you can achieve just believe in yourself. We dedicate Living for the Weekend to you.

Enjoy the summer. “The best is yet to come” William Shakespeare

Special congratulations to Rachel Jeant on your graduation from high school with the help of the Tom Joyner Foundation; Rachel was Trayvon Martin’s friend and was ridiculed because of her lack of education when she appeared on the witness stand as the last person to talk to Trayvon Martin on that fateful night.

Congratulations to Baltimore city school teacher Ebony Gross recipient of a master’s in education from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Jaime Arribas Starkey-El graduated summa cum laude from Morgan State University with a double major in physics and engineering physics. Jaime interned at the California Institute of Technology Graduate Aerospace Lab. The son of proud parents Betty Starkey-El and Jaime Arriba, as a future inventor, Jaimie has been invited again to meet President Obama.

Ryen Watkins graduated from St. John’s University and will pursue a master’s at American University; her proud parents are Lakrisha White and James Watkins.

Proud parents Andrei and Lorone Ruffin are ecstatic that the twins have graduated; Justin Alexander Ruffin graduated from Tuskegee University with a bachelor’s in computer science and Jamal Andrei Ruffin graduated from Bowie State University with a bachelor’s in communications.

Kelcey Oliver graduated from The Academy for College and Career Exploration High School and is a recipient of the 2015 McCormick Unsung Hero Award for basketball will attend the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. Her proud parents are Kelvin and Stacey Queen-Oliver.

Justin Carney graduated magna cum laude from Catonsville Community College with an associate’s degree in photography; he will attend Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. He is the son of proud mom Michaun Carney.

Sydnie Taylor graduated from Polytechnic Institute with honors and will attend University of Maryland Baltimore County Honors College. Her proud parents are Paul and Dawn Taylor.

Naysa Jeffers, daughter of Bryant and Chanda Jeffers, graduated from George Washington Center for Arts and Technology. A vocal major, she will attend Liberty University majoring in artist development.

Nasja Frazier-Griffin Hocker graduated from New Town High School and will attend Bowie State University her proud parents are Diane and Frank Hocker.

Julian G. Chavis graduated from Baltimore School for the Arts where he majored in theater. A recipient of a generous scholarship he will attend Stevenson University. He is the son of proud mom Denise Chavis.

Tyra France, daughter of proud parents Wendell “Pete” and Paula (Linda) France graduated from Gerstell Academy in Carroll County and will be attending North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Jeffrey Wheaton Jr. graduated from Calvert Hall; he will be attending Shepherd University where he will be on the football team. Proud Parents are Jeffrey and Michele Wheaton.

Matthew Lee Packer graduated from South County High School in Fairfax Station, Va.; he will attend William and Mary where his brother Gregory will be a senior. He is the son of proud parents Lisa and Gregory Packer and grandson of proud grandmother me.

Our youngest graduate is Colin Daniels who graduated from kindergarten; his proud parents are Candes and Dante Daniels.

Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world. Malcolm X

Dr. Mallory Crawford “74” wants Coppin State Alumni to join him, 11 a.m., June 7 at New Shiloh Baptist Church 2100 N. Monroe St at the Baccalaureate worship service.

Sending bunches of flowers and get-well wishes to Bill Proctor, Howard Jessamy and Erica Cryor as they continue to recover.

It’s your birthday make some noise! Happy Birthday to Dr.Marie Washington, Sonya Taylor, Kendra Sykes and retired General William “Kip” Ward.

 “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs

Call me Caitlyn! Welcome to your new life Caitlyn Jenner may you find happiness. In the end it’s all about you.

“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.” William Butler Yeats

Sending prayers of condolences to Del. Cheryl Glenn on the death of her husband Ben Glenn; to Ruth Ross on the death of her husband Norman Ross; to Valerie Mattison-Brown and family on the death of her mother Dorothy McCall-Mattison; to Shirley and William “Billy Bones” Andrews on the death of her sister Glorious Mitchell; to Franklin James and family on the death of his great-grandmother Artchie Bell Barber and to Vice-President Joe Biden and family on the death of his son Beau Biden.