National Bar Association Announces 2014 Maynard Jackson Legacy Awardee
From a civic standpoint, Justin is very passionate about the community and has a heart for service. He spends his spare time mentoring youth, working with non-profits, and speaking to others. In the past, he has participated as a mentor for the ATL Reads, Inc. program – helping to develop literacy skills and to the inner-workings of the Atlanta Mayor’s Office by coordinating Boys Speak Out, Inc.'s annual “Mayor for a Day” program. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street LINTHICUM HEIGHTS to Honor Bakeer Al-Mateen w/ Joe Mann Black Wall Street Awards, 6.10.14 :: 6-8pm :: 1302 Concourse Drive, Suite 204 (Linthicum Heights, MD 21090)
Mr. Al-Mateen has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry purchasing, investing, and renovating residential properties generating over a million dollars in revenue. His areas of expertise include interior design, project and operations management, & financial analysis and forecasting. As a consultant, he advises individuals and small businesses on the development and direction of their projects and ventures. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street LINTHICUM HEIGHTS to Honor Otelia Clark w/ Joe Mann Black Wall Street Awards, 6.10.14 :: 6-8pm :: 1302 Concourse Drive, Suite 204 (Linthicum Heights, MD 21090)
Otelia “O.T.” (Smith) Clark is a recent graduate of the Master’s program of Social Work at Morgan State University. Otelia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology also from MSU. She also has an A.A. Degree in Mental Health and Human Services.
Otelia is passionately involved in the uplifting of “her girls,” pregnant and teen moms in the Baltimore metropolitan area through mentorship through OT’s Heart. She serves as the program director and founder of O.T.’s Heart, Inc., a non-profit organization. Otelia now hopes to focus on completing her business plan and applying for her 501 (C) 3. The goal of O.T.’s Heart is to build a transitional home and develop a community of empowerment and hope. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street LINTHICUM HEIGHTS to Honor Nicole Cober w/ Joe Mann Black Wall Street Awards, 6.10.14 :: 6-8pm :: 1302 Concourse Drive, Suite 204 (Linthicum Heights, MD 21090)
: Ms. Cober is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley as well as Howard University School of Law. She was a judicial law clerk for the Chief Judge of the DC Court of Appeals and worked for a number of years at Dickstein Shapiro as a litigation attorney, specializing in employment and insurance coverage law. Ms. Cober is also a public speaker, coach, a contributor to Pulse Magazine, a publication devoted to international spa management, and soon to be author who will publish a book later this year titled “CEO of My Soul”, which chronicles the do's and dont's of her early days as an entrepreneur. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street LINTHICUM HEIGHTS to Honor Kristina Page w/ Joe Mann Black Wall Street Awards, 6.10.14 :: 6-8pm :: 1302 Concourse Drive, Suite 204 (Linthicum Heights, MD 21090)
: Kristina Page is single mother of 3 children who grew up in Baltimore and went to college at St. John’s University in New York. She is currently back in school completing her degree at Towson University. She is a member of New Psalmist Church and a strong community advocate.
Relentlessly, she is a huge supporter of many grassroots efforts designed to help empower impoverished communities. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street LINTHICUM HEIGHTS to Honor Jacqueline Chase Hudson w/ Joe Mann Black Wall Street Awards, 6.10.14 :: 6-8pm :: 1302 Concourse Drive, Suite 204 (Linthicum Heights, MD 21090)
Honorees of the Joe Mann Black Wall Street Awards include Jacqueline Chase Hudson has more than 20 years of public relations, marketing, and healthcare management experience. When not working at Kalmia Construction, she enjoys traveling reading, and living life to the fullest. Jacqueline launched “Pearlina Designs”, a Plus Sized clothing line business in January 2014 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Her love for Designing Fashions and Image Consulting keeps her busy preparing for a variety of shows and styling clients throughout the country. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street LINTHICUM HEIGHTS to Honor Michelle Y. Talbert w/ Joe Mann Black Wall Street Awards, 6.10.14 :: 6-8pm :: 1302 Concourse Drive, Suite 204 (Linthicum Heights, MD 21090)
: Michelle has more than 20 years of expertise in creating and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships, and almost a decade using social media as a platform to network and deepen those relationships. As a Relationship Strategist, she’s cultivated a highly-engaged network in almost every area of business, education and the arts. Through books, speaking engagements, her popular podcast and social media, Michelle educates her customers and audience to achieve their goals in business and love. Read in Full >>
Op/Ed: We Need To Watch This Closely - Just Like We Watch TV! by Ron Busby, US Black Chambers, Inc.
What does this have to do with the Comcast/Time Warner deal? Great question! You see, Black folks consume more cable television than anyone! The Comcast/Time Warner deal - reportedly valued at more than $45 BILLION - would give the cable giant Comcast over a third of all homes in the U.S. that subscribe to cable television. The fact that the bulk of those customers will reside in 19 of the 20 largest U.S. cities should give an indication of the value that Black consumers contribute to making this deal work. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street UPPER MARLBORO: DC's Own Jennifer Hamilton Among Honorees on Tues., May 13, 2014 :: 6-8p :: Olde Towne Inn, 14745 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD
She has and continues to work with several Prince George’s and Anne Arundel County officials. Jennifer also works extremely hard with various Government Agencies including Homeland Security during the winter months and summer months in keeping the less fortunate/homeless sheltered.
Additionally, Jennifer is a single-parent of two children. Jennifer is best described by those who know her best as a true American and a dedicated humanitarian. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street UPPER MARLBORO: Karen McConnell-Jones Among Honorees on Tues., May 13, 2014 :: 6-8p :: Olde Towne Inn, 14745 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD
Ms. McConnell-Jones is the visionary who has over 20 years experience in image consulting, training, networking, and event productions. Ms. McConnell-Jones is the former owner of Class Act Salon, a full beauty and healthcare spa, formerly located at 1331 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, two blocks from the White House. Ms. McConnell-Jones has served a range of clients from nationally renowned persons and companies to local senior citizens in assisted living facilities. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street UPPER MARLBORO: Patricia Freeman Among Honorees on Tues., May 13, 2014 :: 6-8p :: Olde Towne Inn, 14745 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD
Who is Patricia Freeman?
A native of Maryland, Patricia Freeman is the newest fashion designer to come from the Washington, DC-Metro Area. With the 2014 Launch Debut, Denim Blu is creating a big buzz in the DC area.
Ms. Freeman of Denim Blu, a "self-taught designer", has engaged her compassion for others and passion for the clothier's art from an early age. Inspired by her grandparents, she soon developed a talent for sketching, drawing, and designing, and this love of fashion brought forth Ms. Freeman's signature label, Denim Blu. Ms. Freeman is CEO and Creative Design Director of Denim Blu, which is a line of women's ready-to-wear clothing, complete with an online boutique. Read in Full >>
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LAW: NBA Trailblazers Under 40 :: DEADLINE 5 DAYS AWAY!!!
Help us find the most dynamic members of the National Bar Association under the age of 40, who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields of endeavor — be it the practice of law, academia, business, civic and charitable affairs, the judiciary, or politics — and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing the goals and mission of the National Bar Association. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street UPPER MARLBORO: Karima Mariama-Arthur Among Honorees on Tues., May 13, 2014 :: 6-8p :: Olde Towne Inn, 14745 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD
Honorees include Karima Mariama-Arthur. With more than two decades of comprehensive, blue chip experience in the legal, business, and academic arenas, Karima has a clear penchant for helping individuals and organizations to raise the bar and achieve results.
As an expert facilitator, executive communications consultant, and strategic leadership advisor, she trains, coaches, and consults individuals and organizations on the dynamics of complex communication and high-performance leadership competence. Her shrewd ability to identify nuances and empower clients to lead skillfully from the front is what makes her an indispensable asset to many. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street UPPER MARLBORO: Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene W. Grant Among Honorees on Tues., May 13, 2014 :: 6-8p :: Olde Towne Inn, 14745 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD
Mayor Grant travels extensively around the world giving lectures and workshops on building community, youth development, asset leveraging and more. His travels have included China, Haiti, European and numerous African countries. Mayor Grant frequents Haiti and Nigeria where he is developing strong ties to improve the quality of life, spur economic activity and open doors to international development through import/export opportunities. Recently, Mayor Grant convinced international renewable energy developers and investors to create a US$100 million dollar senior housing, health and wellness, recreation education and governance City Center in Seat Pleasant, featuring distributed and integrated energy solutions with net-zero carbon emissions. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street UPPER MARLBORO: District Height's Former Mayor Carol D. Johnson Among Honorees on Tues., May 13, 2014 :: 6-8p :: Olde Towne Inn, 14745 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD
Carol D. Johnson, a native of Washington, DC, is a long-time resident of Prince George’s County and a 37-year employee of the Prince George’s County Government.
Carol D. Johnson began her distinguished career with the State of Maryland government in 1977. She quickly worked her way up the ranks, successfully working in various positions for the state and the county. With her numerous years of tenure, Ms. Johnson has an abundance of expert knowledge of all county procedures, office regulations and presently serves as the Special Event Coordinator. Read in Full >>
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Insitute Joint Graduation Ceremony :: Tuesday, April 29th :: US Library of Congress :: WordSmithRapport Salute
WordSmithRapport salutes you! We look forward to celebrating you, along with an impressive group of our nation's movers and shakers at the Library of Congress on Tuesday! Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street UPPER MARLBORO: Cherlyn Phillips Among Honorees on Tues., May 13, 2014 :: 6-8p :: Olde Towne Inn, 14745 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD
RSVP to www.BlackWallStreetOTI.eventbrite.com for this event. Honorees include Cherlyn Phillips, CEO and President of C. S. Home Stager of Elegance.
Who is Cherlyn?
She is a consummate professional in staging homes for sellers, builders, and offices. Regardless of the nature of the job to be accomplished, her talent lies in realistically determining available resources and the organizational process in staging your home, office or re-designing any room as well as interior enhancement. Her staging may involve depersonalizing and reutilizing some of the features of a home or office to get most potential buyers to envision themselves occupying the space. Read in Full >>
Black Wall Street UPPER MARLBORO: Chere Cofield Among Honorees on Tues., May 13, 2014 :: 6-8p :: Olde Towne Inn, 14745 Main St, Upper Marlboro, MD
She was most recently nominated for the 2013 Top 100 Minority Enterprises Award by the MBE and is currently holding the title of ms. owings mills, MD with the Ms./Mrs. Corporate America Pageant. Chere will compete for Ms. Corporate America 2015 in Florida next March. Chere has also been awarded as a Woman of Power with the Woman 2 Woman 4 Women Organization and was named 2011 Professional Business Woman of the Year by The Professional Black Woman’s Network. Read in Full >>
Bmorenews.com Has Record-Breaking April 2014: 185 Visitor Nations Supercedes Past Stats
Specifically, we’ve had 15,880,931 hits over the past 12 months.
While the majority of our visitors hail from the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia), it is truly a blessing to know that we also serve visitors from beyond the DMV and overseas. In my book, this truly speaks to the power of God. Read in Full >>
NYC: June 21: TONY AWARD WINNING ACTRESS/SINGER “MELBA MOORE” WALKS THE RUNWAY FOR CELEBRITY DESIGNER “PATRICIA FREEMAN”
Runway The Real Way kicks off on Saturday, June 21st with a brunch beginning at 11 AM, and the fashion show starts at 2 PM. To discover more about Patricia Freeman and Denim Blu, visit www.patriciafreemanstyle.com. Read in Full >>
Letter to Editor: MEET Jamel Yates, Aspiring Entrepreneur
My name is Jamel Yates, I am a 27-year old aspiring entrepreneur. I recently stumbled across www.bmorenews.com and after browsing both bmorenews.com and blackwallstreetnews.com I feel like you are the correct person to talk to about breaking in to the Baltimore black business scene. A little more about myself: I am originally from Newark, New Jersey and have been living in Baltimore since 2008. Both of my parents are entrepreneurs. My mother is the founder and CEO of Technology Concepts Group International, an IT equipment leasing firm. I work with my father; his company is Yates Electronic Systems. We install video surveillance systems, burglar alarms, Point-of-Sale systems for restaurants and retail stores, and Ethernet data networks as well as other electronic systems. Being a black father and son team we take great pride in our work and reputation. We use only professional grade equipment and offer fast professional service at affordable rates. Read in Full >>
Leon Purnell to be Honored at Black Wall Street EAST BALTIMORE: Tues., April 15, 2014 :: 6-8p :: Flair Hair Salon, 514-516 Ensor Street, Baltimore
He has been a Community Advocate for many years, and has been a part of the NAACP; he is also a Current Officer SCLC of Baltimore, Baltimore BEEF human rights group and board chair for the Environmental Justice Partnership in East Baltimore. Leon is a proud father and role model for the thousands kids and adults he has coached over the years. He is an avid sports man with many sports awards and many achievement awards in both high school and college and the recipient of multiple community awards for community involvement. Read in Full >>
Paul E. Taylor Among Black Wall Street EAST BALTIMORE Honorees, 4.15.14
This particular honoree, Paul Taylor, is a person who has helped shape and direct the flow of Bmorenews.com from the very beginning. Really and truly, I cannot say enough about him. He is a great support in an otherwise confusing world of business. He brings clarity and vision to any discussion and is a true gem in the City of Baltimore. He has helped countless entrepreneurs and business people by way of the Small Business Resource Center of Baltimore.
On an even more personal note, he is a fellow Poly parent. Having a son at Poly, Paul has been a great example to have. Navigating high school and college is a critical step - especially in the black community. I can attest that he leads by example and the proof is in the progress he and his wife have enjoyed in watching their children progress. Read in Full >>
Tune-in to The Fran Allen Show
Fran Allen is originally from Omaha, Nebraska. After graduating from Central High School, she joined the military and served nearly eight active duty years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). Her military occupational specialty (MOS) was military law and subsequent to her honorable military service, Allen graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business.
Allen is the author of three self published books, “How To Get An ‘A’ In Life”, “Been Through… Going Through… The Journey” and “Words To Live By”, with the expected release of her fourth book “From Creativity to Creating Income” this year. Additionally, Fran is the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings and has also served as the Special Assistant to the Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of California at Irvine. Read in Full >>
Robin Harvey to be Honored at Black Wall Street EAST BALTIMORE, 4.15.14 :: 6-8p :: Flair Hair Salon, 514-516 Ensor Street
Robin Harvey currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. Through her work as the Deputy Director, she develops and implements focused, innovative, and data-driven practices to ensure the permanency, safety, and well-being of children and families in Baltimore City. Read in Full >>