The Glover Report: President Barack Obama, Fatherhood, and the Black Man
I, like many others, believe Pres. Obama is evidence that God still is. Miraculously so, indeed. And that if we have a black president, then, quite possibly, a new day of advocacy is upon America – where even black people can find themselves moving up the totem pole, finally.
But not so fast …
From health disparities and challenges to impoverished living to under-education to the most startling fact of them all – besides the life expectancy of a black man in urban America: 44% of America’s prison population is black men.
This fact alone speaks volumes to the reality of life for a black man in America. He stars as the convict “and” the president in the movie about greatest nation on earth. Two thousand and eleven, baby. And Gil Scott is dead. Therefore, there is no one else to remind us that the revolution will be announced via text message and IM and Facebook and Twitter. But, “…. it will not be televised!” Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Heart & Soul Awards Was Crème de la crème!
Let me start by commending the brother for never failing to acknowledge his wife, Tracey. That alone touched my heart more than anything else. Despite all of the stars, including Nicole Ari Parker (a native Baltimore girl) and her hubbie, Boris Kudjoe – despite the Red Carpet experience – despite the dozens of beautiful people present – watching homeboy pay tribute to his wife was all it took for me to be a fan (if I weren’t one already). Read in Full >>
TGR: Happy Father's Day Weekend to all the Daddies ... including Mr. Victor Clarke!
BMORENEWS.com would like to take a moment and wish all of the fathers a “Happy Father's Day” week. This is our week, men - especially those of us blessed enough to actually have a relationship with our child/children.
Men, I know there can be a lot of obstacles.
However, no excuses! We gotta’ do what we gotta’ do! Read in Full >>
Photo of the Day: President Obama Greets Littlest Constituents
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President Obama Visits North Carolina's Cree, Inc., and Meets with Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
President Obama travels to Durham, NC to meet with the Jobs and Competitiveness Council at the corporate and U.S. manufacturing headquarters of Cree, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting.
VIDEO: President Obama and Vice President Biden Launch the Campaign to Cut Waste Read in Full >>
President Obama and Vice President Biden launch the Campaign to Cut Waste in a video message, which will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the federal government.
Guest Editorial: The Revolution Cannot Die: A Tribute to Gil Scott Heron by Charles Robinson
The brothers began to show up in parks (mine was Druid Hill Park) with congas and bongos. These marathon jam sessions would often feature poets and that’s when I first saw a poet named Gil Scott Heron in 1973 (I recently discovered he was working on his Master’s while living in Baltimore). He was riffing on something associated with Richard Nixon (I would later learn it was the “H20gate Blues”).
Traveling to college, I was such a Sly Stone fan I went to the music store to cop his latest album. While in the store, they were playing “The Bottle” from Winter in America. I would purchase this album and take it back to my dorm. Hearing “The Watergate Blues” took me back to hearing him in the park. “The Bottle”, however, became a signature song for those of us in 1975. Read in Full >>
James Mosher Little League's 2011 Opening Day, Pt. 1
Considered the oldest black little league in the country, James Mosher keeps it moving - training young people in an incredible way! Clip features Michael Singletary, Delmar Harrod, Coach Henson, and "Mr. James Mosher" himself, Mr. Turner Read in Full >>
COMMENTARY: THE MISEDUCATION OF AMERICA by Armstrong Williams
Back in the ‘good ole days’ (which usually tend to have occurred exactly one hundred years before the phrase is uttered), doing business in America was simple. Entrepreneurs completed deals using only back of the envelope calculations and a firm handshake. They didn’t need any of those Wall Street wizards with their fancy forecasting and analysis methods. Big Government wasn’t looking over your shoulder or strangling you with red tape. You didn’t need a fancy college degree to make something of yourself. All you needed to achieve wealth were willingness to work hard and a spark of inventiveness. Read in Full >>
MSU's Prof. Getachew Metaferia on Killing of Osama bin Laden
Ethiopian-born political science professor analyzes the latest in the Middle East and Africa, including Osama Read in Full >>
TGR: Guest Editorial by Raynard Jackson: Blacks and the Economics of Voting
Despite receiving 95% of the Black vote (who were the second largest shareholders in Obama Inc.), Obama has made a calculated decision to reward the gay and Hispanic communities ahead of the Black community (the smallest and second smallest shareholders in Obama Inc.). In business, the CEO (Obama) and its board of directors (the Democratic National Committee) would be sued for fraud. But Obama knows that Blacks will only complain and do nothing. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report: Suicide Among Young Blacks Rising
"The stress and depression from trying to figure it out on their own yet not having any idea of how to do it is very frustrating. Also, remember they are still men and most men hold things in." Read in Full >>
Pres. Obama on "Drill, baby, drill," Energy Sec. Chu (Nobel Peace Prize)
President cautions Georgetown students about drilling, the search for clean, safe energy, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Steven Chu Read in Full >>
BMORENEWS' Doni Glover Reports on Pres. Obama's Energy Speech, 3.30.11
President spoke of American ingenuity at Georgetown University's McDonough Arena, Washington, D.C. Read in Full >>
The Glover Report (TGR): Pres. Obama: America Consumes 1/4th of the World's Oil
Going to see the President yesterday, in retrospect, was like going to the doctor to hear him tell you how long you’ve got left to live.
For instance, he noted that America consumes one-fourth of the world’s oil. He also mentioned India and China, both with a billion plus people, and what will happen when they start driving and becoming oil-dependent … like us. I’m no mathematician, although I do have a couple of years of good, ol’ Baltimore Polytechnic under my belt. Bottom line: Not pretty! ... Unless we can develop alternative energy sources that are more friendly to the environment. Read in Full >>
ABC of MD and Diane Bell-McKoy present Soledad O'Brien
NABJ Journalist of the Year, CNN's O'Brien is interviewed by HueVoices.com's Bobby Marvin, ReportersRoundtable.com's Hassan Giordano, and Doni Glover, 3.26.11, Baltimore Read in Full >>
Mirinda D. Jackson Honored Among Top 50 Most Powerful & Influential Women in US
MBE Compliance Manager for Prince George's County Council: "It's not often you get paid to do what you love!" Read in Full >>