GUEST EDITORIAL by Richard Muhammad (FinalCall.com): In New Year’s Day interview, Minister announces 52-week lecture series
In a wide-ranging year end interview, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan offered analysis of the year that was and insight into what is to come in 2013. He also announced an historic 52-week series of messages, “The Time and What Must Be Done,” which will officially begin January 12 and be available via the Internet, YouTube, cable access television, radio and on DVD.
Among the issues and topics addressed were concerns about the misuse of entertainment and culture, the serious implications of the popular movie Django Unchained in the current racial climate, rising violence in a society spinning out of control, challenges facing President Obama, international affairs and the Nation of Islam minister’s continued effort to reach Black youth. Read in Full >>
Guest Editorial by Maureen Simmons: Love has everything to do with it!
As the world bid farewell to 2012 and welcomed 2013, I did what most people do at the dawn of a New Year; I made resolutions. This year, one of my resolutions is to have better, healthier relationships with the men in my life. Unfortunately, I’ve endured more pain than glory in my relationships. Lying, stealing, cheating, domestic violence and abuse; you name it-I’ve experienced it. Although I have refused to allow bitterness to take up residence in my heart, at times, the decision to love has been easier said than done. As a matter of fact, it seemed the more I tried to love, the more the men in my life challenged the veracity of my love through resistance. Read in Full >>
A BMORENEWS.com Exclusive: BABY DILLEN CASE
The hospital has been consistently hostile and unprovokingly aggressive toward Jade and her family. The hospital has created a police state by refusing Jade to have any visitors, including from an attorney and Dillen’s father! Her civil rights and parental rights have been infringed upon at the hand of Pennsylvania Hospital. They have refused to grant jade a transfer of baby Dillen to a children’s hospital.” Read in Full >>
Top Ranked MBA Programs in Baltimore Challenged by Rising Asian Business Schools by Abigail West
: For many Maryland families, saving for college is just as important as choosing the right program. Though the state boasts a number of top-ranked institutes for both undergrad and advanced studies, the strength of foreign grad programs -- particularly business schools in Asia -- may be threatening homegrown prestige. Education analyst Abigail West explores below. Click here for more information on Abigail’s work, most of which centers on the MBA experience.
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Guest Editorial: BMORENEWS Exclusive: Charles Robinson’s Top Ten List of 2012 Stories
Welcome, once again, to my annual Top Ten list of stories. As a simple disclaimer, these are my personal takes on stories that impacted Black people and those of the African Diaspora. They cover a wide range from political to pop culture. Some of the stories may be on your list and others may not. No worries, I’ve always suggested you “take the bull by the horns” and create your own list. So, here it goes. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: “Only Love Conquers Hate”: America’s Insidious Addiction to Structural Racism
I hate to say it, but sadly it is true. A group of mostly white kids gets killed, the whole country is literally up in arms. ‘Oh, we gotta pass some legislation to stop something like this from ever happening again.’ ‘Look at what the NRA’s doing!’ ‘Gun sales are up through the roof!’ ‘Did you see the President shed a tear for the kids?’ ‘Did you hear that Baltimore County schools are getting gun detectors?’ Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: The Obama Generation: What is Their Hope?
As 2012 winds down, I can’t help but ponder the minds of this the Obama Generation of young blacks in Baltimore, Northwest Baltimore County, Turner Station… I’ve been pondering the minds of young folks in Southeast D.C. and Richmond and where their heads are at – just what their outlook is.
After all, ‘my president is black.’ Does that translate to unlimited opportunities for them – young and black and in America?
What are your thoughts, America? Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: BMORENEWS.com Celebrates a MILESTONE on 12/12/12: A Decade of Service
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The Glover Report: Black Leaders: Do Me A Favor ... And Keep It Real! Black leaders convene to form black agenda
BMORENEWS has been engulfed with the 10th Anniversary Celebration. However, that doesn’t stop the news. On December 3rd, black leaders convened in the District of Columbia to discuss the black agenda.
Regular followers of The Glover Report for the past 15 years or so know that my spin hasn’t changed from Day 1.
The BMORENEWS.com Black Agenda officially since 2002 has been: Black business, Public education, Ex-offender services, affordable housing, and universal access to health care.
To President Barack Obama's credit, every item has been identified by his administration. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: FRANCHOT’S OUT! Road is Easier for a Governor Brown of Maryland
Hence, the goal is always the same: stick to the script: black business, public education, ex-offender services, universal access to health care, and affordable housing. The Comptroller acknowledged these items
before we could ask – and impressively to his credit. That’s the black agenda I’ve been asking about for over a decade. Actually, I’ve been asking these questions since I began as a journalist 18 years ago. So, this is not new.
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Guest Editorial: Memo to eight members of the Morgan State University Board of Regents By Garland L. Thompson and Tyrone D. Taborn, BlackEngineer.com
Memo to eight members of the Morgan State University Board of Regents: Backroom politics creates an ugly odor that will hang over your heads for a very long time.
And to be sure, that eight-to-seven vote to terminate President David Wilson's contract, achieved in a closed-door confab, with no public disclosure of rhyme or reason and no opportunity for a public debate -- reportedly, without even a chance for Dr. Wilson to respond to complaints-has created an odor that will not go away. Read in Full >>
The Douglass-Myers Maritime Park & Museum: www.BmoreNews.com by Sista Tracy
The transparency of the honored guests as they spoke filled my soul. They openly shared their history's...their days of living in violence, being victimized, as well as victimizing. How they suffered winters with no heat, summers with no cool air, and many nights without food. They were speaking my story too. It made me cry and realize that every dark tunnel has a beam of light IF those who were blessed to find it take the time to go back and shine their lights too. My heart was and is full. God has blessed me with burdens and it would be SELFISH of me to now sit on my hands and REFUSE to be a beacon so someone else can see the light too. No longer will I hold back for fear of my imperfections becoming magnified. Instead, I will keep working because only WORK exorcises demons. Read in Full >>
Guest Editorial: DITCH THEM By R. John Therres
From behind the battle lines of the Obama Empirate comes today's commentary.
Not that long ago, I blasted out an email calling for the Republican Party to dethrone John Boehner. Today it has become obvious that Mitch McConnell deserves the same fate! These two are the titular leaders of our Party? Read in Full >>
THANKS, JACK! Kudos to Baltimore City Council President Bernard Jack Young for Black Employment Mandate from New Contracts with City
: Sell-out preachers in Baltimore sell their souls for pieces of silver:
I've talked with two of the elders in this town, and we all agree that
Baltimore City Council President Bernard Jack Young
deserves magnanimous kudos for calling for a majority employment stipulation for all new city contracts. It was revolutionary. In my mind, that’s a Marion Barry - the Mayor-for-Life of Washington, DC – type of move.
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The Glover Report: The 6th Annual EnVest Foundation 40under40 Awards Recognition Dinner :: Christine Carter, Joshua Humbert
Recently, Christine Carter of Against All Odds
in Newark, NJ was honored at the 6th
Annual EnVest Foundation
40under40 Awards Recognition Dinner at the National Press Club. Carter, for the uninitiated, is a powerhouse who has a story that will touch your soul
. She is in the business of helping people – particularly the downtrodden, the homeless, the poor in what some call “Brick City.”
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The Glover Report: Latin Cultura en Baltimore: The Onset of a Movement a.k.a. Mambo
Baltimore – along with the rest of the United States – has more Latinos than ever before. And, along with the people come the customs – like dancing.
“1, 2, 3 – 5 … 7! 1, 2, 3 – 5 … 7! 1, 2, 3 – 5 … 7!,” counts Brandon Bachata. Drill Sergeant by day, dance instructor by night. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: White Man Shoots Black Teen in Florida ... Again: The Murder of Jordan Russell Davis, 17
According to reports, Davis and some friends were in a parking lot. Their music was admittedly loud. An argument ensued after Dunn pulled up beside them and asked them to turn down the music. Dunn unleashed multiple shots on the car – two of which struck Davis.
Once again, Florida has shown the world the ugliness of America – loud and clear: There is no premium on black life. The Brevard County man, according to reports, remains locked up. Dunn has pleaded not guilty. Read in Full >>
SPORTS Analysis: Has Carmelo Anthony Returned to Hero Ball? by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson
When the New York Knicks started off the season winning their first six games without the injured Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert, superstar Carmelo Anthony received most of the credit for the great start. Now that the Knicks have lost three out of four, and are 3-4 after the fast start, does Carmelo deserve some of the blame as well? Read in Full >>
TGR: WEST Baltimore: "The Wick": WARWICK AVENUE IS OVER!
Once one of the largest open-air drug markets in Baltimore - and maybe even the world, Warwick Avenue is where a lot of cocaine, heroin, and crack was sold on the Westside. The land that once saw shiploads of illegal drugs is now fertile soil for the expansion of Coppin State University
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The Glover Report: What's An Advocate to Do? Babies Having Babies vs. Morning-After Pills and the like ...
Such an image only furthers some people’s notion that black people should be exterminated by any means necessary – including the implementation last school year of a national pilot in New York City Public Schools where Morning-After Pills are being disseminated to children as young as 14 years of age without parental knowledge or consent. Just in the past two days, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has co-signed this intrusion of rights of parents, like Mona Davids, President of the New York City Parents Union. AAP released this policy statement fully endorsing such an intrusion.
What’s an activist to do? Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Morning Thoughts on 10 Years In
It means traveling to East Baltimore or Prince George’s or Wilmington or the White House. It means going the extra distance on an 18-hour flight to Africa to meet Black Panther Pete O'Neal and doing the extra tasks so that BMORENEWS.com is known in increasingly more homes and offices across the world. It means not settling for 145 visitor nations each month. It means learning some Polish and some Czech and brushing up on my junior high school French in order to at least say “Hello” to foreign visitors. Read in Full >>
Guest Editorial by Mark Gray: Maryland Cashes in ACC Tradition for Big Ten Conference Paycheck
Can Randy Edsall win in the Big 10 when he struggles in the ACC?
Wasn’t that what the Maryland Lottery and legalized gambling was supposed to do for the state?
Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson has shaken up the program on a number of fronts since taking over from Debbie Yow in 2010. Most notably, he told Georgetown he wasn’t going to play them in any sports if they wouldn't commit to meet in basketball in an embarrassing public spectacle. Read in Full >>
Kudos to Legislative Black Caucus of MD; Weekend draws April Ryan, Al Sharpton, Roland Martin, Ben Jealous
However, I will always give credit where credit is due. And credit is due to Delegate Aisha Braveboy
, Joel Hendricks, State Senator Cathy Pugh, Dereice Bennett – as well as people from the outside, like former State Senator Larry Young – for putting on a very empowering Black Caucus Weekend, unlike any I have ever seen. My dear friend, Delegate Jill P. Carter
, had similar thoughts. Our black legislators showed-off this year. They did the damn thing!
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Post-Election Guest Editorial by Monica Vieira Tuck: "The Aftermath. All masks off. Show the real you."
The election is over. The people have spoken and President Barack Obama was re-elected.
What came out of it is the clear picture of this country.
For a few weeks now, I was strangely worried, as watching the news was confusing me and leaving me depressed and scared. A part of me wanted to believe that in this day and age, there was nobody supporting the policies of intolerance and religious fundamentalism. But then again, I am in America where social help is mistaken for socialism and free health care as a sin. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Physician/Legislator Authors "The Better End"
Known in legislative circles as Delegate Dan Morhaim, the Owings Mills delegate has been promoting his latest effort for the past year or so: a book entitled “The Better End.”
As the son of a funeral director, I am more than familiar with the ‘why’ behind the book – a ‘why’ that is particularly pointed at the black community. The truth of the matter is that nobody wants to talk about death or dying. It’s a morbid discussion that forces everyone to think the unthinkable on the least popular topic of all: the end of life and what it means to the individual in terms of life changes.
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The Glover Report: SORE LOSERS: Folks Want to Leave US and Form their Own Country
Maybe, I moved too soon. It seems, according to News One reports, that some people are so upset – so sore about Republican Mitt Romney losing to Pres. Barack Obama - that they want to secede from the nation. Peep their petitions
. Wow! Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Obama Era: The Dream is Alive!
We, as a nation, must pause … and reflect on what this means. In my 47 years, I have seen a lot happen in this country. My first memories were the riots of ’68 with National Guard troops on North Avenue in tanks to quell a violence that occurred from the assassination of one of most beloved heroes, the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The man’s voice still rocks the psyche of America – decades after he’s been gone. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: The Re-Election of Pres. Barack Obama: I salute you, America!
Well, the obstructionists have egg on their faces and can no longer hide behind the warped thinking that stalling the necessary efforts currently in Congress is somehow going to fix the fiscal mess in which this country currently finds itself.
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Guest Editorial by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse: Here's the lesson that black people must learn for the second term
: 1) Mass incarceration is destroying black families
2) Black unemployment is nearly double that of white Americans
3) Black youth are dying daily from guns being made readily available in an unregulated black market
4) 40% of all black children are being born into poverty
5) Many of our kids are forced to attend failing schools
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Guest Commentary: Obama's Re-Election from One Black Person's Perspective by Un-named Author
: Reposted: A white man asked his black friend, “Are you going to vote for Barack Obama just because he’s black”? The black man responded by saying, “Why not? Hell, in this country, men are pulled over everyday, just because they are black; passed over for promotions just because they are black; considered to be criminals just because they are black. Thousands of white voters won’t be voting for him just because he is black! However, you don’t seem to have a problem with any of that! This country was built with the sweat and tears of black slaves; and now a black man has a chance to lead the same country, where we weren’t allowed to be educated, drink from the same fountains, eat in the same restaurants, or even vote. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: ELECTION '12: The 11 pm Report: Huge Turnout Typically Benefits Incumbent; Close Race
Kweisi Mfume, who was nearby at WBAL TV 11 (NBC), stopped in the studio. C4 asked him about over 80% voter turnout locally. He said, “The one thing you want when people vote is for them to become familiar with the process so that they don’t feel as alienated the next time.” Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Election Day 2012 – The 3:30 pm Update
According to former Mayor Sheila Dixon, who was at the call center, “People have to get out and vote.”
If you have any updates, please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! And be sure and VOTE! Read in Full >>
TGR: NAACP's 48th Freedom Fund Awards :: Congrats to One Village Alliance's Chandra Pitts
Ms. Pitts was recognized at the NAACP's 48th Freedom Fund Awards Banquet in Wilmington yesterday. Chandra is the Executive Director of One Village Alliance, a program that provides motivation, encouragement and love to children and their families regardless of their social and economic status.
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The Glover Report: BEST Democratic Club Celebrates 1st Year
All I know is that to see Cory McCray, a young man who has pulled himself up by the bootstraps in East Baltimore and gone from a property owner to a community organization board member to one of Baltimore’s newest politicos, is a beautiful thing. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: A Hero and a Shero for Newark :: Northeast Bounces Back from Hurricane Sandy Devastation
While her name is not as well known nationally as Mayor Booker, Carter is certainly headed in a similar direction. She insists that people get the basics, the essentials for living - and not just during a storm. This woman is about her work 365 days a year. And the rest of the world is better off because of her, Baraka, and the countless others who understand that "service is the rent we pay for living." Read in Full >>