Md. Gov.-elect Wes Moore on the power of second chances
A former Army captain, bestselling author, anti-poverty advocate and first-time political candidate, Wes Moore will be sworn in this week as Maryland's first African American governor. Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talks with Moore about his unique career path to the governor's residence in Annapolis.news.yahoo.com
Democrat Wes Moore opens 22-point lead in race to replace Gov. Larry Hogan in Maryland
Democrat Wes Moore is leading Republican opponent Dan Cox by 22 points in the race to be Maryland’s next governor, according to a new poll released Monday. About 53 percent of Marylanders would currently back Moore and 31 percent would vote for Cox, according to the survey from Goucher College, The Baltimore Banner and WYPR.…news.yahoo.com
Staal, Niederreiter lift Hurricanes past Predators 5-2
Jordan Staal scored twice and Nino Niederreiter beat Juuse Saros for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators in the first game of the teams' first-round playoff series.
Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore on shooting of Daunte Wright
Robin Hood Foundation CEO Wes Moore, co-author of the book "Five Days," joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the violent police encounter of Daunte Wright, and comparisons to the events surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.cbsnews.com
Maryland's Brenda Frese is the AP women's coach of the year
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)SAN ANTONIO – Maryland coach Brenda Frese was honored as The Associated Press women's basketball coach of the year Wednesday for the second time in her career. Frese received eight votes from the 30-member national media panel that votes on the weekly AP Top 25. Obviously its going to be one I never forget,” said Frese, who also was AP coach of the year 19 years ago when she was at Minnesota. When Maryland won the Big Ten Tournament, Frese's father and mother, Donna, were in the stands in Indianapolis. “It's a memory I’ll cherish for a lifetime.”___More AP women’s college basketball: https://apnews.com/Womenscollegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Stanford tops NCAA women's field; NC State gets No. 1 seed
North Carolina State head coach Wes Moore cuts down the net after his team defeated Louisville in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA women's college basketball game in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 7, 2021. 1 seed for the women’s NCAA Tournament. 1 seed for the first time, joining Stanford, South Carolina and Connecticut on the top lines for the San Antonio-themed regions for the women's tourney. 1 teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll this year, including the Huskies, who finished the season at No. Tennessee continued its streak of making the NCAA Tournament all 39 years.
Poverty-fighting group Robin Hood confused with trading app Robinhood
Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore found himself being harangued on social media due to confusion between his organization and the no-fee brokerage popular with young investors. It has nothing to do with the @RobinhoodApp ... https://t.co/FCwaG11pAp — Wes Moore (@iamwesmoore) January 28, 2021Interestingly, the Robin Hood charity was started by hedge-fund pioneer Paul Tudor Jones in 1988. Those interested in knowing more about the work of the organization and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic can check out its website at www.robinhood.org, the Robin Hood spokesperson noted. The World Wide Robin Hood Society in Nottingham, England, also found itself getting more eyeballs than usual in the wake of the Wall Street brouhaha. It then inquired: "Can we just check that you know that you're following the World Wide Robin Hood Society in Nottingham and not the Robin Hood App?"cbsnews.com
A handful of teams could be new women's basketball No. 1
North Carolina State players celebrate with the coaching staff after an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)NEW YORK – It didn't take long for there to be a new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. Because it’s early in the season, there are a few teams that have a good shot to ascend to the top, including the Wolfpack. “That was a big win the other night but there's a lot of teams playing well,” N.C. State coach Wes Moore said. 1 in the women’s basketball poll, so history isn’t on their side.
No. 8 North Carolina State women beat No. 1 South Carolina
North Carolina State players celebrate with the coaching staff after an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)COLUMBIA, S.C. – North Carolina State coach Wes Moore channeled two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Parcells after the Wolfpack's landmark victory over No. “In my 21 years (coaching), I've never felt like I did during the game,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. But Zia Cooke's steal and layup drew South Carolina within a basket with 53.4 seconds to go. Expect North Carolina State, as long as they slip up in its next game Sunday, to move up in the rankings. UP NEXTNorth Carolina State: Hosts Coastal Carolina on Sunday.
Robin Hood foundation scores Wall Street support for nonprofits run by people of color
CEO of The Robin Hood Foundation, Wes Moore, speaks during The Robin Hood Foundation's 2018 benefit at Jacob Javitz Center on May 14, 2018 in New York City. The Robin Hood foundation's Power Fund kicked off this summer as the coronavirus pandemic spread and amid nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day. Robin Hood funds over 200 poverty-fighting programs in New York City. BlackRock, Capital One and Macquarie's foundation each gave $300,000 to $500,000 to the Power Fund, Robin Hood's team told CNBC. Moore said the foundation plans to give the nonprofits in the Power Fund the same benefits of any group Robin Hood backs.cnbc.com