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Mark J. Lawrence

Passed on August 6, 2021

Mark J. Lawrence, 46 of Harrisburg, passed peacefully on Friday, August 6th, 2021. He was born in Bronx, New York on May 26, 1975 to the late Lorenzo Lawrence and Dorothy M. (Ervin) Lawrence. He is also predeceased by three siblings; Althea Laster, Lorenzo Lawrence Jr. and Michael Lawrence. In New York, Mark worked for a company that did piece […]

Marvin L. Kelso

Passed on August 8, 2021

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Preston Adams Jr.

Passed on August 8, 2021

Preston Adams Jr., 87 of Harrisburg passed on August 8, 2021. Son of the late Preston Adams Sr. and Magnolia Dunn and predeceased by his wife Mary Adams and his sister; Gwendolyn Stewart. Preston was employed by Yellow Freight as a truck driver for 30 years and served in the US Air Force. Mr. Adams was a sharp dresser, loved […]

Carol Lorraine Wilson Gadsden

June 22, 1954 - August 10, 2021

Carol Lorraine Wilson Gadsden was born June 22, 1954 in Harrisburg, PA. to her mother, the late Mary Harrison Wilson and her father, the late John Louis Wilson, Sr. She attended schools in the Harrisburg School District, including the former William Penn High Senior High, and graduated in 1972, a member of the first graduating class of Harrisburg High School. […]

Philip B. Oden

August 11, 2021

Philip Bruce Oden, 70 of Harrisburg passed away on August 11, 2021. Son of the late Howard and Mary Oden and predeceased by his brother, Michael Oden. Philip reared in Philadelphia, PA and was a very hard-working man who loved exercising and going to the gym. He was employed by Rite Aid Co. as a Computer Technician for over 20 […]

Fetterman makes an appearance at Harrisburg reception

Harrisburg, PA

  The Dauphin County Democratic Committee held its reception on July 24 at the Bellevue Park Community Building in Harrisburg. This reception is DCDC’s first event since COVID-19 forced a shutdown last year.   As the special guest at the chairman’s club reception, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman discussed his goals to legalize recreational marijuana if he becomes U.S. Senator.   […]

Successful events have been a slam dunk for promo company

Handles & Sampson Entertainment

On July 8 and 9, Bill Bellamy graced the stage at Harrisburg’s XL Live. Towering at 6-foot-4, the comedian/actor had the audience in stitches. While backstage with Bellamy on July 9, we reminisced about his classic romance film “Love Jones” and when I interviewed him for my college newspaper. The following businesspeople were in the house on July 9: Jennifer […]

Danny Evans: Bishop of the Young People


Bishop Danny Evans is a very humble, simple man who loves God. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Temple of Grace Ministries (TOG). Evans is married to First Lady and Pastor, Christine Evans; they have four children Krystany, Kaylyn, Kirstyn, and Koby, and two adorable grandchildren Dray and Drew, who are the greatest joys of his life. When he […]

Unfinished Business

An Oral History and Multi-Media Research Project

The potential risk of modern-day students forgetting the rich contributions of past African-American generations inspired an oral history and multi-media research project that highlights the uniqueness of various historical, social movements while punctuating their influence on contemporary movements. “Unfinished Business: From the Great Migration to Black Lives Matter,” by Dr. Stephanie Boddie, showcases the landscape of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a spectacular hub of Black greatness. To learn more about […]

Reginald F. Lewis, Esq.: “Keep Going, No Matter What.”


Located at 830 East Pratt Street, in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, the Reginald Lewis Museum is Maryland’s most prominent African American Museum. The museum opened in 2005, described as the authentic voice of Maryland’s African American history and culture. The museum, referred to as “The Lewis,” is named after Reginald F. Lewis, a businessman, attorney, venture capitalist, and philanthropist. The Lewis […]