(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.
Black Wall Street OVERLEA to Honor Helen Washington with Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award :: Tues., Aug. 5, 2014 :: 6 to 8 pm :: Birdland Sportsbar, 6319 Belair Rd.
With over 14 years of experience as an educator for the State of MD, Helen has been played an instrumental role in youth empowerment and development. She has taught a variety of academic subjects at all grade levels, as well as numerous extracurricular youth activities.
Ms. Washington attended Morgan State University obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Her initial desire was to become an engineer. But after an eye-opening internship at Northrop Grumman as a college recruiter, her desire shifted to a study of the law. She pursued her Master’s in Education with a concentration in At-Risk Students from Goucher College. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street HARLEM to feature Stanley Fritz, political writer/Editor-In-Chief for lyvbh.com :: Aug. 21, 2014 :: Harlem Shake, 100 W. 24th Street, NY, NY
Honorees include Stanley Fritz. Fritz is the political writer/Editor-In-Chief for lyvbh.com
. He is also the author of "Beautiful Problems" and the Engineer/Co-Host of "Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio.". Born and raised in East New York Brooklyn, Stanley is a proud Obama supporter who believes that education is the ultimate pathway to prosperity. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street OVERLEA to feature Roberto Alejandro Among Honorees :: Tues., Aug. 5, 2014 :: 6 to 8 pm :: Birdland Sportsbar, 6319 Belair Rd.
: Roberto Alejandro is a journalist with the AFRO-American Newspapers, covering local, state, and national issues affecting the African-American community. He holds a law degree from the University of Connecticut and will defend his doctoral dissertation on the intersection of race, philosophy, and early Christian thought at Durham University (UK) in September. Read in Full >>
Bmorenews.com SPECIAL FEATURE: Black Wall Street HARLEM to Honor Ali Yasin, 8.21.14
: Within the past 25 years, working with the concept of Network Marketing and conventional business, I have developed a prosperity mind-set and a million dollar attitude that I began when I was 12 years old. Through this discovery and philosophy, I am now living the lifestyle of a self-made millionaire. Read in Full >>