(BALTIMORE – December 1, 2021) – BmoreNews.com presents The Black Wall Street REUNION: 10th Anniversary Benefit on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 7 to 9 pm at Darker Than Blue Grille, 413 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. RSVP to Bwsreunion.eventbrite.com.
The event will feature, as always, the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards where we celebrate Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. Honorees include Senior Journalist Charles Robinson, III.
This is the 10th anniversary of these awards. To date, we have recognized nearly 1,800 Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race in over a dozen US cities. The aim is to help preserve little-known Black Wall Street history and to help encourage entrepreneurship, beginning in the Black community.
Who is Charles Robinson?
Charles F. Robinson III is an award-winning journalist who works locally in television, radio, print, and online. Born in Richmond, Virginia, he grew up in Baltimore and began his journalism career by delivering the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper while still in junior high school.
Since 2001, he has been a member of Maryland Public Television’s public affairs team as a political reporter for State Circle and correspondent for Your Money & Business. He was associate producer on MPT’s Hard-Working Families series, which won a CINE Golden Eagle award. He is also the creator of a pair of blogs: Charles Black Politics Blog, which deals with black politics; and Maryland State of Mind, which centers on Maryland politics.
During Mr. Robinson’s career, he has worked as a reporter at WWBT-TV, Richmond; at WPEC-TV, West Palm Beach, Florida; and at WCPO-TV, Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as a national correspondent for Black Entertainment Television. His radio posts have included positions as news director and political analyst for WEAA-FM in Baltimore and as executive producer for the TPT Radio Network in Washington, D.C. Mr. Robinson also was editor-in-chief of Sphinx, the official magazine of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
As a journalist, Mr. Robinson has covered the impact of the Rodney King verdict; the story behind the
monument to the Amistad revolt; the history of the Buffalo Soldiers; and the Million Man March. His coverage of Nelson Mandela’s first trip to the United States earned him a 1991 award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
Mr. Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where he began his career in broadcasting at the campus radio station. Mr. Robinson has served as an adjunct professor at Howard Community College.
Mr. Robinson has held leadership roles at various levels of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). For four years he was president of the Baltimore Chapter of NABJ’s Association of Black Media Workers and twice was elected to lead journalists from NABJ’s Mid-Atlantic Region comprising Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He was selected in 2010 to the Baltimore’s Who’s Who in Black Baltimore and received the 2010 Black Professional Men, Inc.’s media/communications award.
Mr. Robinson resides in Baltimore County with his wife and two children.