Do Right Men 2007: Ed Gordon

HOME BASE: Washington, D.C. PROFESSION: Journalist DOING RIGHT: This popular, award-winning host of the magazine news show, Our World with Black Enterprise, mentors children interested with journalism aspirations. Although it’s wonderful to donate a check to a worthy cause, Gordon prefers to make an individual impact on a young person’s life. If it wasn’t for the guidance and wisdom of his neighbor, Mr. Hudson, who began mentoring an 11-year-old Gordon after his dad passed away, the news journalist says he definitely would not have become the man he is today. “But I realized just how much he made a difference to me so I thought I should do the same,” says Gordon who acts as a father figure and mentor to his 11-year-old daughter Taylor, her friends, his godsons and a number of students who seek out his sage advice. “I try to make a personal connection and be someone who takes time to listen and even scold them at times because I know when they get older these are the things that will stand out to them.”