Education Highlights and Business Flight (Demo)

Entrance ExitFriday. Finally. I cannot think straight anymore. The remainder of this day and the grammatical errors therein will bear witness to my valiant efforts to remain lucid.  Posting goal: stream together information that is related. 
Education Award Winners PGCPSTwo Prince George’s County educators are receiving the Distinguished Educational Leadership Award.  Coit Hendley, science teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, will be honored as the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher for Prince George’s County.  Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School principal Carletta Marrow will receive the Distinguished Educational Leadership Award. 

Sherman McAlpin, Harry McAlpin
Sherman McAlpin with a photograph of his father, Harry McAlpin. PHOTOS BY J.M. EDDINS JR./MCT

The White House Correspondents’ Association is honoring the father of Bowie resident Sherman McAlpinHarry S. McAlpin made history in February 1944 when he became the first Black reporter to cover a presidential news conference at the White House.  After 10 years of pressure from the Black press of that time, President F. D. Roosevelt invited McAlpin to the White House press corp.  The invitation from the White House did nothing to deter the White House Correspondent’s Association from continuing their discrimination against Harry S. McAlpin.  “The White House Correspondents’ Association, which served as the gatekeeper to the events, denied entreaties from Black publications, often responding with nothing but silence. … Admission was restricted to reporters for daily newspapers, and most of the Black publications, including McAlpin’s Chicago Defender, were weeklies. Now, some 70 years after doing all it could to block Black reporters, the White House Correspondents’ Association is looking to make amends, dedicating a scholarship for journalism students in McAlpin’s name. McAlpin, who died in 1985, will be honored at the association’s annual scholarship dinner on May 3. ” from Florida Courier.

Bradford Seamon
Bradford Seamon

The Washington Post reported that a top aid to County Executive Baker is leaving his post and returning to the real world private sector.  “The hard-charging top aide to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III said he is returning to the private sector after three years of trying to make the county bureaucracy more responsive and efficient. Chief Administrative Officer Bradford Seamon said he will leave the administration near the end of April, returning to the private federal contracting company he has owned with his wife for 20 years. Baker tasked Seamon, 52, with bringing business sensibilities to the public sector and building a reputation for the county as a business-friendly, forward-thinking place that was ripe for economic development. Baker said Seamon was instrumental in securing the deal to build a regional medical center near Largo Town Center, which is expected to open in 2017. “It’s really like running a 6,000-person company,” Seamon said. “We have things going in a good direction.”
Music NotesCBS Radio is moving from Prince George’s County to SW DC.  I hate to see the county lose such a big name tenant but Lanham can’t compete right now with the amenities popping up all over that SW Navy Yard district.  “CBS Radio Inc. has reached a deal to shift its regional operations from Lanham to Washington, D.C., where it will join the National Labor Relations Board at 1015 Half St. SE. The Prince George’s County offices are home to WNEW-FM (99.1), which recently adjusted its news-talk format to include Baltimore coverage, as well as sports-talk 106.7-FM (WJFK) and 1580-AM (WJFK). The broadcaster on April 11 signed a lease for 33,042 square feet on the second floor of 1015 Half, a 10-story building that has sat vacant since it was developed roughly two years ago.” Baltimore Business Journal
I think that’s enough for now. Stay tuned because there is politics to report and that always takes the wind out of you.  Have a great weekend.  Since the sun is shining more, I’ll be posting on events again, mostly just the ones I’m invited to. Ha!!

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