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First Black Astronaut Robert H. Lawrence Jr. Remains a Forgotten Pioneer


"December  8, 2017 will be a Historical day@ NASA. Thanks to  Our beloved (great) Fraternity OMEGA PSI PHI"


Guests: Diana Grady, Veronica Wright
Topic: Partnering for Success - Grady Wright & Associates


Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

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MBE Program Goal & Subgoals

The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs, pursuant to State Finance and Procurement Article 14-302(a)(1)(iv)(2), is garnering input on the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program's overall goal and subgoals in consultation with the small business community, minority, women and general contractor groups, community organizations, and other officials or organizations which could be expected to have information concerning the availability of minority- and women-owned businesses, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for MBEs and efforts to establish a level playing field for the participation of MBEs . We seek input from businesses in the state's marketplace on several areas, including:

  • MBE and non-MBE availability in the local marketplace
  • Effects of discrimination on opportunities for MBEs
  • Suggestions regarding the setting of overall MBE goal and subgoals
  • The appropriateness of the overall MBE Program goal and subgoals


Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs log

Democracy is Sacred

I have disagreed with Republican administrations and Republican policies in the past, but the revelations involving President Trump’s son do not have anything to do with politics or ideology. Republican or Democrat, how we respond to these revelations is critical.

This is about protecting something sacred: our democracy.

A few days ago, we learned that President Trump’s son, Donald Jr., met with a lawyer connected with the Russian government. He believed the lawyer had damaging information on Hillary Clinton. He was also told that the information was part of Russia’s support for his father’s candidacy.

This means Donald Trump Jr. was aware of and supported Russia’s efforts to influence our elections.

We need Congress to get to the bottom of this. Our nation holds the fundamental belief that foreign countries should not influence our elections. It’s time to get members of both parties to speak out against this and investigate.

You can help by strengthening our grassroots efforts. We need your passion and persistence. Help us reach our mid-month goal by giving $5 or $10.

Thank you,


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GBBCC President Kendrick Tilghman Featured in BBJ Podcast

Podcast: What minority-owned businesses are doing to help each other

Kendrick Tilghman says the thing he sees new minority-owned businesses struggle with the most is marketing.

As the president of the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce, Tilghman is constantly meeting with new business owners, giving them advice and helping to establish important connections. But all too often, these businesses have a tough time telling their story and attracting clients.

Find the rest of the article and the podcast here: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2017/03/20/podcast-what-minority-owned-businesses-are-doing.html


TEDCO and Harbor Bank CDC Pilots New Minority Pre-Seed Fund for Tech Entrepreneurs

COLUMBIA, Md. (February 15, 2017) – The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and The Harbor Bank of Maryland Community Development Corporation (HBCDC) announced today the launch of a pilot program, the Minority Business Pre-Seed Fund (MBPF). The MBPF will provide pre-seed capital and mentorship to underrepresented tech entrepreneurs in Maryland. 


See document: TEDCO_PreSeed Fund_15February2017.docx

Black-Owned Popcorn Shop Offering Licensing Agreements

by IndieSoulMagazine

Springfield, IL — Pittman’s Popcorn Shop is now offering licensing agreements to individuals or companies that are interested in owning their own gourmet popcorn store.   “The gourmet popcorn industry is poised to become a $10 billion dollar industry by 2018,” says Michael Pittman, founder of Pittman’s Popcorn Shop. “We feel we have perfected a […]

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