TGR: Shot-Out to Baltimore’s Top Journalist of 2019 #BmoresBest

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” – Ida B. Wells-Barnett

 

By Doni Glover, Publisher
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(BALTIMORE – December 25, 2019) – I’d like to take a moment to recognize a young man in Baltimore named Hassan Giordano. I have watched this father/son/brother raise two handsome young men – be a loving and caring son – and also write his butt off.

The founder and publisher of www.DMVDaily.news, Giordano is a native Baltimorean who swears he is a bona fide point guard on the basketball court. Well, I’ve never seen him play, but I have seen him vehemently fight for the city he calls home.

I am extremely proud of this young man because his ink pen – or keyboard, might be more apropos – has told us news and information we might not get anywhere else. His insight into Baltimore politics is right up there with the baddest journalists in town – including Senior Journalist Charles Robinson.

It was people like Robinson who brought me along years ago. Robinson, Wiley Hall and the late R.B. Jones all showed me the power of the pen. People like the late Doug Stanton encouraged me until I got it right.

There are many bad stories about Baltimore, especially these days. Yet, I am reminded that when we invest in our young people, marvelous stories unfold. In truth, I’d put Giordano up against any reporter from any news outlet in the state. That’s how wonderfully he has kept the community informed and enlightened. To boot, he has utilized 21st century technology to do so. At minimum, he is an inspiration.

I am so very proud that each day, he lives his purpose. And while I do not always agree with him, I have found his insight to be, well – the news before the news. (Smile) In a majority Black city like Baltimore, the Black Press has always played a critical role – from telling the story of Harry Sythe Cummings, Baltimore’s first Black elected official, to reporting on Baltimore’s first woman Mayor, Sheila Dixon – the Black Press in Baltimore has served a vital purpose. Like former Afro publisher Jake Oliver, Kweisi Mfume, Charlie Dugger and others pushed me, I only want to see Giordano keep doing what he is doing. I think he makes a difference in an otherwise ugly world. His pen illuminates truth quite often, and is so refreshing – particularly in a world with canned stories off of a news wire.

It can get hard out here, especially for truth tellers. There are some folks who do not want the truth exposed for whatever diabolical reasons. And that’s exactly why we need a Hassan Giordano. We need his courage, determination, and blind eye for justice.

While others pretend to report, we can count on Giordano to tell us what the mainstream will not … or does not. Thank God for Hassan Giordano and thank God for DMVDaily. The world is a better place because of them! – Happy Holidays to All!