Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

MESHELLE @ The AFRO Newspaper’s 85th Anniversary of [Clean Block & Book Launch]

August 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

MESHELLE  is one of the co-authors who will be among featured guest and Congressman Elijah Cummings at the 85thAnniversary of  the [Clean Block] Campaign and launch of the new book “The Thing I Love About Baltimore” at the Cylburn Arboretum.


For the AFRO, “The Thing I Love About Baltimore” project is a first of its kind, but not really new. Since its founding over 127 years ago, the AFRO has told its neighbors’ stories, detailed economic and political struggles, and proclaimed the milestones accomplishments of its readers. It has always positioned itself as a friend, an advocate and a forthteller for Baltimore.

The authors collectively took on this mission and handled it with their own unique gifts and expertise.


Baltimore’s self-proclaimed “Indie Mom of Comedy” MESHELLE continued the artistic expression on the funny side.

“As a kid in Park Heights, I knew the Preakness was something special, but I had no clue it was an international phenomenon, a jewel in the Triple Crown,” said MESHELLE. “All I knew was that a ton of fancy dressed “White folks” would pay top dollar to park in our back yard on Belvedere Avenue, directly across from Pimlico Race Track.”


August 13, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209 United States
+ Google Map