Photo: Glover in Palestinian Refugee Camp, Jordan, 2002.
Event will feature, as always, the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards
(BALTIMORE – June 5, 2019) – Bmorenews publisher Doni Glover is being honored on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 (6 to 7:30 pm) at The Winthrop House, located at 4100 N. Charles Street. The event, “25 Years a Journalist”, includes a Wine Sip & Roast. Tickets are $100. Part of the proceeds are going to create a scholarship fund at Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism & Communications to help journalism students with books.
The emcee for the evening is Senior Journalist Charles Robinson.
Glover, the publisher of www.bmorenews.com, began his journalism career in 1994 as the co-editor of the Sandtown-Winchester ViewPoint Newspaper. In 1999, his professional radio career began at Radio One’s WOLB 1010 AM; he hosted a show there for 19 years and additionally a news/public affairs show on WEAA 88.9 FM on the campus of Morgan State University. He’s also written news articles for a number of publications, including the Afro American Newspaper, the Final Call, the Baltimore Times, and the Northwest Voice Newspaper where he served as the first editor.
Glover has also covered news in the Middle East, Africa, and across the US, including the White Huse. Further, he’s been interviewed on CNN, TV One, and Spanish TV – particularly during the Freddie Gray Unrest of 2015 in Baltimore. Locally, he’s provided political analysis on every network in Baltimore.
An alumni of Coppin State where he was a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Scholar, Glover’s collegiate career actually began at Morehouse College. Further, he did graduate studies at Morgan State University focusing on International Affairs.
“It is critically important to keep education up front in the Black community,” said Glover. He added, “While this is hardly an effort like Billionaire Robert Smith’s recent pledge to Morehouse graduates, this is a beginning. Our aim is to help produce top-notch African Americans who can help carry on the legacy and tradition of the Black Press – one that goes back to the beginning with people like Samuel Cornish, John Russwurm, Frederick Douglass, David Walker, Ida B. Wells, Ethel Payne, and Robert Sengstacke Abbott. It is imperative that we invest in our black journalists and encourage them to continue the fight for freedom, truth and justice.”
“25 Years a Journalist” will also feature the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards. Honorees include Bea Scott, Sha’ron Lynn, Leslie Fleming, Janet Arce Rosado, and Moses Hammett. The awards, designed by Bmorenews in 2011, are designed to celebrate black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. To date, Bmorenews and its partners have recognized over 1,500 individuals of all races in 6 US cities: New York, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Atlanta and New Orleans. While the aim is to encourage entrepreneurship in the black community, the awards are also presented in memory of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street which was air-bombed and burned to the ground May 31-June 1, 1921.