By Doni Glover, Publisher
(BALTIMORE – February 8, 2024) – Today was a definite highlight in my 30-year career as a journalist. Now, while I have briefly met our White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre before at the White House, for her to take the time today to come on our show and speak to me and our viewers was very special, very welcome, and very classy.
Before the Pres. Joe Biden-Vice President Kamala Harris administration, I had covered the White House only once since the administration of Pres. Barack Obama. And that turned out to be a non-event.
That’s right, there was no White House coverage from this news outlet for four years during the presidency of Donald John Trump.
It is refreshing and encouraging to know that Pres. Biden has people around him who care about what the Black Press reports. I love that. As a digital news publisher and as a media entrepreneur, opportunities like today have the propensity to propel
So, thank you to our viewers and advertisers who keep us going. While it is certainly a blessing to know that we interviewed Secretary Jean-Pierre today (Special thanks, Rodericka Applewhaite!), the bigger blessing is knowing that the people who have supported us over the past 21 years get to see our best work in real-time.
I think today’s White House interview did wonders to promote and celebrate Black news outlets across America who continue to keep issues like the Black employment rate, the emergence of Black businesses, and the growing levels of healthcare access at the forefront.
Further, the sordid ills like adjudication, mass incarceration, and over-incarceration are also of utmost significance. There is no way Black History Month can be great with so many of us locked up – especially when Black women are the fastest-growing demographic.