(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: Doni, Did You Go To the Mayor's Forum for Black Men at Empowerment Temple?
: To the contrary - just down the road in Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser is doing things more in sync with my perception of a black mayor. Bowser, among other efforts to help the black community, put $20 million on a school for black and brown boys this year. Just yesterday, Ballou High School in Southeast DC hosted former boxing champ “Sugar” Ray Leonard at a program focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Bowser’s “Empowering Males of Color” Initiative has inspired a group of parents, Ballou Knights and Dunbar Alumni, businesses, and concerned citizens to collaborate with the Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs, “to identify strategies to elevate the student experience, increase achievement, and prepare our males of color for college, careers, and life beyond District of Columbia Public Schools.” Read in Full >>
CHICAGO'S URBAN PREP TO OPEN IN WASHINGTON: Mayor Bowser Leads $20 Million Effort to Save Black and Brown Boys
Urban Prep founder & CEO Urban Prep Tim King spoke at the initiative launch: "We couldn't be more excited by the prospect of Urban Prep's first school outside of Chicago being in our nation's capital. After an extensive national review process of school districts for Urban Prep to expand to, it's clear that DC is the right place. And The Empowering Males of Color
initiative and the leadership of Chancellor Henderson demonstrate that this is the right time." Read in Full >>
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Special thanks to Frank Johnson, Joi S. Adams, Engineer Darnell Lee, Jordan Smith, Marcus Pointer (The BEST Production Crew in the WORLD!) Read in Full >>
Happy 100th Birthday, Billie Holiday :: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 5:30-8 pm. Leonard E. Hicks Multi Purpose Community Center - 2718 W. North Avenue- Baltimore, MD 21216
5:30-6 pm Meet n' Greet - review posters of Billie Holiday, hear last recording, purchase Biography, pictures and CD of Ms. Holiday. 25 Women Honorary Co-Chairs, news woman Rosa 'Rambling Rose, Pryor-Trusty Mistress of ceremony - Elected officials, National Great Blacks in Wax Figure of Ms. Billie Holiday.
6-7 pm Video of Ms. holiday singing songs.
7-8 Open discussion on life of Ms. Holiday and announcement of other city events commemorating the life and contributions of Ms. Holiday. Read in Full >>
Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young :: Volume 6, Issue 12 :: Jack's Journal :: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
On Thursday afternoon, I will have an opportunity to join several nonprofit organizations that are helping to turn Baltimore into a national leader in the quest to develop sources of renewal energy.
At the forefront of this movement stands Environment Maryland, a statewide nonprofit group that's shown real success in helping solar energy become a steady option for Maryland home and business owners. On Thursday, Environment Maryland is set to release Shining Cities, a new research and policy report that ranks 70 American cities, including Baltimore, on cumulative and per capita installations of solar panels. The report also details how government leaders can best capitalize on the pollution-free energy source. Read in Full >>