(BALTIMORE – February 17, 2017) – It is with great pride that we announce our return to Brooklyn. Specifically, we will be at the historic Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn. Further, we have dedicated this occasion to the memory of Lillie Juanita Glover, mother of Bmorenews publisher Doni Glover. She passed on March 16, 1985 due to cancer; this year marks the 32nd anniversary of her homegoing.
In conjunction with the Charmil Y. Davis Colon Cancer Foundation, Bmorenews is proudly presenting Black Wall Street WEEKSVILLE on March 15, 2017 a 3 pm. This is dedicated to all who have been impacted by cancer. This is indeed a celebration of life!
Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution, is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn – one of America’s first free black communities. Using a contemporary lens, we activate this unique history through the presentation of innovative, vanguard and experimental programs. Weeksville advances its mission through history, preservation, visual and performing arts, ecology and the built environment.
“My mother first took me to Brooklyn as a young child to visit my auntie and cousins on E. 94th Street by Brookdale Hospital and up on Linden Avenue,” said Doni Glover. He added, “I have been in love with Brooklyn ever since. To say the least, this is a very special affair. I’ve learned to be ever so grateful that the good Lord saw fit for my mother to have been in my life for 20 years because some people never had a momma at all. I am indeed blessed!”
This outing is a part of the set of ongoing business networking events that Bmorenews and its Partners have presented since our onset as a news website in 2002. Initially dubbed “The Harambee Dinner Club,” over time those dinner meetings morphed into an awards program that pays homage to the 600 black businesses that were bombed and burned to the ground May 31 to June 1, 1921 in Tulsa. Today, these events form “The ORIGINAL Black Wall Street SERIES *NYC *MD *DC *ATL *NOLA.” To date, we have honored hundreds in five major US cities.
Bottom line: We celebrate black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. Welcome to the Movement!