“We are what we repeatedly do… therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
By Doni Glover, Publisher
(BALTIMORE – November 23, 2022) – It is with great joy that we announce that Jayne Miller will be recognized at Black Press Matters, a 20th Anniversary Celebration for BMORENews.com on Saturday, December 10, 2022 (3 – 5 pm), at Nancy by SNAC located at 131 W. North Avenue.
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. To date, BMORENews and its partners have honored over 1,900 individuals in 9 US cities. Even more, the venue features the “Dear Black Girl” art exhibit by an extraordinary local artist, Tamara Payne.
While Jayne Miller needs no introduction, I must take a moment and share a thought or two about this dynamic person. First, we wanted to celebrate this woman years ago but couldn’t. We had to respect the journalistic lines. Secondly, she always showed respect in my community. I recall one day I’m out front, and I see her drive pass. I caught up with her to see what was happening and she told me what she was working on. I’ll never forget seeing her – focused – handling her business. It was inspiring and also a reminder that there is always something to report. We journalists just have to go out there and get it!
That’s Jayne Miller! She was never the ‘behind the desk’ type. She was always in the field because that’s where one finds the real story. A lot of journalists do not visit the community. They’re often on the periphery and consequently lack insight – insight you can only gain on the ground. There are no two ways about it.
Another thing about Jayne. Throughout my tenure providing political analysis on WBAL TV 11, Jayne was always gracious as a host. She is no chump, of course, but I personally think she has a huge heart for Baltimore. She calls them as she sees ‘em! And like my father would always say, you have to be able to ask the tough question.
There is one last thing I have to mention. It was April 2017 – two years after Freddie Gray, and three houses next door to me caught on fire. They were vacant and despite multiple efforts to keep them boarded up, some homeless people got in there and the rest was history. It was terrifying. Traumatic even. Who immediately came to see me? Senior journalist Charles Robinson came. And so too did Baltimore’s legendary investigative reporter Jayne Miller.