(BALTIMORE - June 16, 2008) - Wes Moore, 29, is an investment Banker for Citigroup. A Former White House Fellow, 2006-2007, Wes served as Special Assistant to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The White House Fellowship is one of the Nation’s most prestigious leadership and public service programs.
Wes, a paratrooper and Captain in the United States Army Reserves, served a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan. He served as the Director of Information Operations with the elite 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. Wes spearheaded the American strategic support plan for the Afghan Reconciliation Program that unites former insurgents with the new Afghan Government.
Wes also completed an MLitt in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University and was awarded by the Maryland College Football Hall of Fame.
His troubled childhood led him to create an organization called STAND!, that works with youth involved in the criminal justice system. He is spearheading an initiative to bring a grand-family housing facility to Baltimore, Maryland and is authoring a book, published by Random House, entitled “Elevate: American Journeys into Manhood” due for a highly anticipated 2009 release.
Wes was named one of America’s Top 50 Bachelors by People Magazine in 2002, and was recently named one of Ebony Magazine’s Top 30 Leaders Under 30 for 2007.
The Glover Report: Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, Dr. Gregory Thornton, Council President Jack Young and Former Mayor Sheila Dixon Visit The Great Gilmor Elementary School at Epicenter of "Freddie Gray"
Today, Rutherford, Dr. Thornton, Baltimore City Council President Bernard “Jack” Young and former Mayor Sheila Dixon visited Gilmor Elementary and let me tell you, it gave me hope.
As Sandtown-Winchester has attempted to rebound since the Freddie Gray death, Gilmor Elementary has become a critical focus of such groups as our newly formed Sandtown-Winchester UNITED (SWU). SWU was formed because some tenured residents and I concluded that we needed to make our voices heard and effectively so. Too many folks were attempting to speak on our behalf and they were unqualified to do so. Read in Full >>
TGR: New Business Group Launches: West Baltimore Business Association Lays Foundation
The next meeting is Tuesday, September 8, 2015
from 6 to 7 pm
at the Urban Business Center at Baltimore and Carrollton. All are welcome to attend. Special thanks to the Urban Business Center for hosting this meeting, and thanks also to Terra Cafe Bmore (www.terracafebmore.com
) at 25th and St. Paul for the after-meeting dishes, including his notorious cranberry salad. Read in Full >>
TGR: Sheila Dixon Attends Nearly a Dozen Back-to-School Events, including East Baltimore :: See PICS
And so, as Dixon gave her education message (quite on point, I might add) and as the Minister shared his words of encouragement in his own, unique style, I am reminded that there are still black leaders in Baltimore who genuinely love the people. In terms of the new school year, Dixon specifically reminded parents to feed children breakfast before school, to cut-off the television during the school week, to go to PTA meetings, and to generally take a pro-active approach to their child's educational career.
See pics from today's Back-to-school event in East Baltimore, hosted by Big Eric and Big Nell. Read in Full >>