The Glover Report: BMORENEWS Publisher Attends Black Publishers & Media Executives Global Forum on Africa at United Nations
: Salazar, who is also the Permanent UN Representative for the Foundation for the Support of the United Nations, helped facilitate Bob Ingram’s vision. She said, “I think the reason I said yes right away is because I realized that Bob is going to start a legacy. I said to him, I share your vision and am wholeheartedly supporting your efforts. Clearly, with the UN as a backdrop, this global initiative’s impact is wider and even more phenomenal. Not a lot of people, especially in America, are very knowledgeable about what the UN does internationally. Also, a lot of politicians are against funding the UN. We want people to know that this is the only global organization that can organize 193 nations in one place.” Read in Full >>
Bea Gaddy Day 2011: The Glover Report
BMORENEWS Publisher Doni Glover speaks on what happened at this year's dinner that fed 50,000 people of all races, especially an unprecedented Latino number Read in Full >>
Ella White-Campbell Finds Baltimore County Board of Elections Trifling
Input from Catalina Byrd on petition requirements and use of electronic media to spread the word about the 3rd and presumably final draft of the petition dealing with the redistricting of the 4th Councilmanic District in Baltimore County. This district includes Woodlawn, Randallstown, and Owings Mills and is heavily African American. Read in Full >>
GUEST EDITORIAL: African Americans Join Forces with the GOP to Sue Democrats over Redistricting by Hassan Giordano
No, the group is not the usual suspect NAACP, its Legal Defense or Education Fund, nor is it the normal civil rights groups such as the ACLU or the SCLC - who each reportedly agreed to join the lawsuit initially, yet later backed out. The group is known as the Fannie Lou Hamer PAC
- Political Action Committee – which was formed earlier this year in Prince George’s County solely focused on this year’s congressional redistricting process. Though officially prohibited from being a part of the lawsuit themselves, the PAC has spearheaded this lawsuit, including gathering the needed plaintiffs who all reside within the three congressional districts, which claims that these three districts should have been adequately represented by an African American majority. Read in Full >>
Senator Muse Honors J. Wyndal Gordon, UB Law School, 10.20.11
Attorney installed as President of Monumental City Bar Association, Baltimore Read in Full >>
Special Session '11: State Senator Alex Mooney :: Redistricting from Republican Perspective
Republican leader suggests Governor is trying to "slip" redistricting by legislators, citizens; questions constitutionality of Gov.'s map Read in Full >>
Closed door meeting amongst African American legislators gets heated and exposes divisiveness over O'Malley's map while Black PACs remain united in their opposition to it!
The Congressional Redistricting process seems to have taken another detour in the course mapped out by the Democratic Governor and his legislative cronies; while offering a map that has black legislators divided based on the possibility of weakening their political strength. Yet, while certain African American legislative leaders remain committed to the Governor’s Redistricting Advisory Committee’s
proposed map, Black Political Action Committees
from around the state stand united in their dissent of such a proposal – even partnering with unlikely allies such as the state’s Republican Party
. Read in Full >>
Tens of Thousands Flock to National Mall :: Pres. Obama Presides Over King Memorial Dedication, Wash., D.C.
While some in the mainstream media predicted a poor turnout, it is quite the contrary as tens of thousands of people of all races descended on National Mall today.
Today, after a post-ponement, served as the official dedication to the King Memorial, dedicated to the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pres. Barack Obama presided with musical selections by Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.
Today is also the 16th Anniversary of the Million Man March. Read in Full >>
Newark Mayor Corey Booker at Goucher, 10.12.11 Pt. 3 of 3
"...Take Islands of Excellence to Hemispheres of Hope!" 10.12.11, Goucher Read in Full >>
TGR: Beggars Sitting on Bags of Gold: Blacks and Redistricting in Maryland 2011
Dedicated to Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Delegate Jill P. Carter ...
Mind you, I don’t blame Martin O’Malley. Many of us knew way back in 1999 that he had White House ambitions. Who knows? With his past luck, he just might become President of the US. However, for those of us who aren’t going anywhere, my concern and focus is on a Maryland that is easier to live in. My focus is also on holding black elected officials accountable and seeing them fulfill their potential. Otherwise, they need to hit the road; we need to replace them. Constantly, the words of Clarence Mitchell, III ring in my ear of how in his day, eleven black elected officials in Annapolis accomplished more more for black progress than the 40 plus do today.
No, I never blamed O’Malley. I never blamed Sen. President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller nor House Speaker Mike Busch. I have instead chosen to focus on black leadership and thus strive to do my part to keep it alive, functional, relevant, and viable! After all, there is a record number of African Americans in Maryland politics – opportunities not afforded our ancestors. However, does more mean better? Read in Full >>
L. Michelle on Tuesday's WOLB 1010 AM w/ Doni Glover
Tuesday, October 11th from 10 to 11 am, tune-in to WOLB 1010 AM or catch us online at www.WOLBBaltimore.com
(Streaming LIVE!) Read in Full >>
TGR: Lifting Up A Few Folks From The Journey
Brother Lyle Grandison Muhammad, Clinton Green, Omar Muhammad
, Keith Reed, Richard Muhammad, Edwin Avent
, Anthony McCarthy
, Daren Muhammad
, David Brown
, Dr. Tyrone Taborn
: You dudes are all media giants in your own rights, and I am proud to know you all. Your camaraderie is priceless. Tavis Smiley
, Michael Cryor, Kenny Brown, Debbie Hayward, Delores Douglass, Michael Graham, Ken Harris, Ron Burke, Bernie McCain, and Kweisi Mfume
: You will never be forgotten. Neither will Clarence Mitchell the 3rd
and the 4th/C4
who shared with me early on – along with the one and only Larry Young
and Coach Butch McAdams
. And please let’s not forget the dude who first took me into WEAA and WEBB some 31 years ago: Brother Charlie Dugger. Thanks, Charlie!
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