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Monday, April 11, 2016

WENDELL PIERCE GETS 20 MILLION TOGETHER TO INVEST IN BALTIMORE ARTISTS


Playing Clarence Thomas in the upcoming HBO movie "Confirmation," about the hearing that Thomas himself called "A High Tech Lynching" isn't the only thing that Wendell Pierce has going on.
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Actor Wendell Pierce, best known for his role as Detective Bunk Moreland on The Wire, is investing in a $20 million apartment complex in the arts district of Baltimore, he announced during a panel discussion at Columbia University on Saturday. The actor, 49, told Fusion it’s the beginning of a jobs program he intends to expand to other parts of the city.

A portion of the apartments in the building will be offered to Baltimore artists at a discounted rate, Pierce said. Artists living in the building will also have the opportunity to feature their artwork in the building’s galleries. And Baltimore residents will make up a portion of the construction team hired for the apartment project 


Fusion.net 


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