Who is Doni Glover?
(BALTIMORE - March 22, 2013) - BMORENEWS publisher Donald Morton "Doni" Glover has been publishing Bmorenews since its inception on August 9, 2002. Since then, Bmorenews has covered news in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Jamaica, Jordan and Canada. Today, Doni Glover's Bmorenews gets regular visitors from approximately 150 nations to the tune of about 1.3 million hits per month. Of course, a strong percentage of visitors come from the home turf: the DC-Maryland-Virginia region also known as the DMV. And, Bmorenews.com has one of the largest black news video libraries in the country - loaded with original content you won't find anywhere else.
According to Glover, "There's some $45 billion in annual disposable income between Baltimore and DC in the African American community." He continued, "Add-in Philadelphia, that number increases to some $75 billion. Nationally, that's a trillion dollars. Hence, no black business worth its salt ought be struggling to stay in business. We clearly have the resources. We need to do a better job connecting the dots. And that's where Bmorenews.com steps in. We're a sort of news outlet that is engaged in providing solutions to the ills of the African Diaspora, beginning with Black America."
Also, Bmorenews has covered the Obama White House nearly two dozen times. And, Bmorenews produces regular business networking events in Baltimore, Washington D.C., and beyond - including the Bmorenews Global Forum on Women's Empowerment at the United Nations in New York City on June 15, 2012.
Doni also hosts "Empower Hour", a news talk show on Radio One Baltimore's WOLB 1010 AM; the show is now in its 14th year. Glover has been a journalist since 1994. In that time, he has interviewed the well-known and the unknown - with a heavy emphasis on business and politics - what Glover refers to as "political economy".
A native Baltimorean, the soon-to-be-published author has been an advocate for his community - whether it's at Congress, the State House, City Hall or in another country: He'll leave no stone unturned when it comes to speaking up for black people.
From the community to the international - Glover strives to bring a powerful sense of Afrocentrism to the world of journalism on all levels. Glover is considered a leading advocate for black issues in Maryland and beyond. According to Glover, his agenda includes five items: *black business, *public education, *ex-offender services, *universal access to health care, and *affordable housing.
Also the former editor of the Sandtown-Winchester ViewPoint Newspaper in Historic West Baltimore, he has been featured on a number of radio stations including WOLB 1010 AM, WEAA 88.9 FM, WYPR - FM, WOL 1450 AM, and 92Q FM. Further, his political analysis has been featured in a litany of print publications from Baltimore to Washington, DC – including The Montgomery Gazette, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, and The Baltimore Times.
His greatest media exposure to date has been on Baltimore’s NBC affiliate, WBAL TV Channel 11, where he has commented on political news and developments for the past 13 years. His analysis has covered Maryland and national news. And, he has moderated and participated in countless mayoral, gubernatorial, and senatorial debates and forums.
Beginning in elementary school (Baltimore's Matthew Alexander Henson, #29) with the morning announcements (under the instruction of his 5th and 6th grade teacher, Kermit Vanstover Williams), he first appeared on local radio at the tender age of 15 under the tutelage of former WEAA 88.9 FM host Charlie Dugger. Dugger also exposed Glover to WEBB, the Dorothy Brunson-owned station that was located right in Walbrook Junction.
Academically, Glover attended William Hugo Lemmel Jr. High School, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Paul Laurence Dunbar Community High School, Morehouse College, and ultimately earned a Bachelor's of Science degree with honors from Baltimore's Coppin State University in English. The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Scholar's degree is specifically in Media Arts: Broadcast Productions and Technology.
Glover has also attended classes at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore County Community College - Catonsville, Georgia State University, Clark-Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Towson State University. Having completed the full graduate course of study, including successful completion of comprehensive examinations in International Affairs at Morgan State University, he is a thesis shy of his graduate degree.
Doni Glover’s BMORENEWS has won an award every year in business, including:
*2012 Baltimore Activist Award by Southern Christian Leadership Conference & The Solidarity Center
*2012 Renaissance Man Award by Sisters4Sisters Network, Inc.
*2012 Black Professional Men's "Rays of Hope" Awardee
*2011 Freedom Fighter Award by GCOMM Media
*2011 Juneteenth Museum’s Legends Award
*2010 MomsRTheBest.com’s Leadership Awards
*2009 Voice of the People Award
*2009 44th District Legend Award
*2008 Legacy of Freedom Award by the Paul Robeson Academy
*2008 Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce Citation
*2008 Engineers of the Year Awards Business Summit’s “Men of Influence” Award
*2007 The Association of Black Media Workers (NABJ) 2006 Media Choice Award Winner: Best New Media, www.BMORENEWS.com’s BTV
*Baltimore City Paper’s 2006 Best Place to … Get Political
*Baltimore City Paper’s 2005 Best Enterprising Journalist
*2005 Distinguished Alumni, Coppin State University, Baltimore
*2004 Small Business Administration Business Advocate of the Year Runner Up, Maryland
*2004 Distinguished Service Award, Black Professional Women
*2003 Faces to Watch, Baltimore Business Journal and countless citations from federal, state, and local officials.
His greatest honor to date came on November 22, 2011 when he was invited to attend the Black Publishers and Media Executives Global Forum on Africa at the United Nations in New York City. According to Glover, “For me, this forum brought together so many important facets of my life – the international, Africa, business, and media. Wow! I couldn’t ask for anything more – except to do it again!”
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As an entrepreneur, Glover has taken his media access and decided to assist small businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profits, corporations, lawyers, authors, and artists in getting exposure. His client list includes Tavis Smiley, LA-based Turning Point Magazine, the African American Heritage Festival, the National NAACP, the National Urban League, Associated Black Charities of Maryland, Empower Baltimore Management Corporation, the State of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Grassroots Steering Foundation (Harford Co.), The CEO Business Cafe (Prince George's County), the National Alliance of Market Developers, and BlackNJ.com (Atlantic City) - to name a few.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Doni Glover has spoken before audiences in the US and abroad, including Tanzania and Jordan. His appearances stateside include Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, the University of Virginia, Coppin State University, Goucher College, Sojourner-Douglass College, the Maryland State Penitentiary, Jessup House of Corrections, Baltimore City Jail, and countless engagements at public schools and community groups across Maryland.
Additionally, he has moderated federal, state, and local political events in Maryland – from Harford County to Baltimore City to Baltimore County to Prince George’s County.
Considered a master networker, Glover’s firm has produced dozens of business networking events across Maryland and Washington, DC to highlight black businesses and entrepreneurs. They include the HARAMBEE Dinner Club, The Rendezvous, Merci Beaucoup, The Black Capitol Awards, Baltimore Black Business Week, and Black Wall Street.
According to Glover, “African Americans generate nearly $1 trillion in annual disposable income annually. Therefore, any black business worth its salt – with a decent product or service – ought not have any issue getting business. We keep everybody else in business. It’s time we do a better job looking out for ourselves in a collective sense.” He added, "Via our business and political events, we have connected countless business owners with new opportunities. People come to our events - I think - because they know our team is going to work hard and smart to bring the best and brightest to the forefront. If I had to put a price tag on how much business we have helped generate, I would guestimate it in the millions. We connect business persons who had no access to the people who make things happen. Once I know what a business owner needs, the rest is like magic."