(BALTIMORE – February 15, 2022) – In honor of this year’s Black History Month, we’d love for you to join us on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm for Black Wall Street Colin’s at Colin’s Seafood (1728 East Northern, Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21239).
As always, we celebrate Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. To date, we have honored over 1,800 individuals in over a dozen US cities. Honorees receive the coveted Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award.
The goal is both to help preserve little-known Black history and to encourage entrepreneurship, beginning in the Black community.
Doni Glover will also be signing copies of his books, “Unapologetically Black” and “I Am Black Wall Street”.
RSVP to Blackwallstreetcolins.eventbrite.com.
Honorees include media legend Kelson.
Who is Kelson?
Kelson is definitely knocking at your door and is determined to be the next best personality in radio, television, big screen, or wherever his career opportunities take him. Perseverance, determination, a strong will and a ‘never settling for anything but the best’ attitude are just a few attributes that Kelson is equipped with to climb his way to the top.
Entering the radio game at the age of 19, he’s already made a tremendous mark on his peers, co-workers, and his surrounding neighborhood. With friends and family already dabbling in the entertainment business, it was only a year after entering the doors of the University of Maryland that he exited in search of his true dream… to entertain. During a transition of switching colleges, Kelson landed the opportunity that would jump off a lifetime of endless career objectives.
In 2005, Kelson received his B.S. in Electronic Media & Film with a concentration in Radio from Towson University. His experience in radio, warm, welcome, outgoing, competitive, friendly, sarcastic personality, and teachings have helped shaped Kelson’s success and the degree has helped solidify it. 2007 and 2008 he was promoted to interim Music Director/Program Director Assistant for 92Q Jams. A year later he was officially crowned Music Director title. Having an on-air shift and assisting the programming department of the number 1 station in Baltimore may be considered a lot however it is doable. Over the years, Kelson went on to do radio in Washington D.C. (WKYS-FM) and hosted the hottest Saturday night clubs before transitioning to Cincinnati to host Afternoons and get his first stripes as a Program Director of 101.1 The Wiz (WIZF-FM).
In 2016, Kelson returned back home to host the #1 Afternoon show, Kels In the Afternoon, for two years while overseeing the cluster of stations owned by Urban One Inc in Baltimore.
In 2020 came Kelson’s proudest accomplishment: being the father of his daughter, Blake. When Kelson isn’t being a daddy, or doing radio, he is being a Chef.
“I love cooking for people and them tasting my flavorful food,” he said.
Further, he’s launched his own cooking channel, Cookn With Kels, and is hosting Zoom cooking class. In November 2021, Kelson became the co-host of Baltimore’s Number 1 Hip Hop Morning Show, The AM Clique. For those who like to sit back and watch as others progress, don’t blink because you may miss Kelson as he excels to the top.
His motto, “MAKE YA HATERZ YA MOTIVATERZ.”