By Tashi McQueen,
AFRO Political Writer,

National Day of Prayer

On May 4, faith leaders and believers around the country will join together for the National Day of Prayer. 

In Baltimore, events will be held at Calvary Baptist Church from noon to 1 p.m. A National Day of Prayer Service will also be hosted at Trinity Bible Church from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Family and Community Forum Board

On May 17 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. the Baltimore City Public School Board of School Commissioners will host a Family and Community Board forum. They encourage families and taxpayers to attend and raise their voices about concerns they have while learning more about what the Board is doing to support the community.

The in-person event will be held at Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School. 

Go to for more information.

The 2023 National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) Annual Conference and Policy Symposium

On May 15 to 18, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC) will hold their annual Conference and Policy Symposium at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.

The conference will be held under NHCHC’s 2023 theme of  “Toward Justice: Leading with Lived Experience.”

NHCHC notes that this event draws attention to the growing inequities and criminalization of homelessness that are worsening and threatening the lives of homeless people. They are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of the National Consumer Advisory Board, a committee of persons who have been homeless and clients of Health Care for the Homeless. This conference will highlight their work successes and challenges.

To sign up, go to


On May 20, the 148th Preakness returns to Pimlico Race Course. The famous horse racing competition will feature a $2.6 million prize this year with a weekend full of fine dining and a live concert with performances by pop star Bruno Mars, musical duo Sofi Tukker, Global DJ Martin 2 Smoove and more.

Tickets are available at

Baltimore City Public Schools School Board Meeting

On May 23 from 5 to 9 p.m., join the Baltimore City Public School board for their bi-weekly public meeting. All community members are invited to attend and voice their concerns and suggestions.

If you can’t join this meeting, plan to attend on the second Tuesday in June.

The virtual meeting can be viewed at\