Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Learn How Filmmaker Brandi Webb Puts The Government On Trial In Upcoming Documentary

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FILMMAKER’S DOCUMENTARY PUTS GOVERNMENT ON TRIAL FOR OPPRESSING BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES

New York, NY -- Filmmaker Brandi Webb is the director of an experimental documentary that indicts the U.S. Government on 18 charges, for crimes committed against Black and Brown citizens. Ms. Webb’s documentary, Betrayal of a Nation, is a two part series that intertwines scripted courtroom dialog with out-of-court real-life interviews with experts and witnesses.

These interviews highlight oppressive acts such as the destruction of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, OK and the execution of Civil Rights leaders carried out by the government. These interviews are used as testimonies and serve as trial evidence.

Previously, Ms. Webb held a crowdsourcing campaign with Go Fund Me, to raise money to complete the film. She is thankful to all of her donors. Nearly reaching her goal, she was able to complete this compelling project.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Learn How Visionary Black Business Empowerment Pro Danielle Douglas Can Help Your Company Build Capacity For Lucrative Contract Opportunities

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Black Business Owners Forum Will Ignite Necessary Changes For Black Business Enterprises To Grow Their Capacity To Win  Lucrative Government And Corp Contracts

QUEENS, NY | October 6, 2020 - Despite MWBE legislation creating a framework to catapult strong minority businesses, Black businesses have not benefited from the laws as much due to limited networks, lack of access to capital and limited contract opportunities. The Inspire Enterprise Black Business Owners Forum 2020 "Primed4Success" will ignite necessary change to this dynamic.

This one day virtual event on Thursday, October 15, 2020 will help Tri-state Black Business Enterprises get contract-ready for contract opportunities.  To sign up click here
 
Danielle Douglas, visionary of the Black Business Owners Forum 2020 and President of Inspire Enterprise, Inc. stated “This premiere virtual event will provide a vital and valuable platform that empowers Black business owners in construction and professional services, while connecting developers, government agencies and private organizations to future industry leaders."

Danielle Douglas, Business Empowerment Pioneer And President Inspire Enterprise, Inc.

BBOF2020 Sessions will feature a power-packed lineup of authoritative panelists, presenters, speakers and topics include:

  • How to Determine Your Working Capital Needs for a Contract
  • How to Respond Competitively to an RFP and Still Make a Profit
  • The Power of Joint Venturing: How to Form an Effective Collaboration
  • Equitable Procurement Leadership Panel 
The Black Business Owners Forum 2020 “Primed4Success” will also offer VIP Opportunity Lounges exclusively for VIP registrants to virtually meet one-on-one with developers, primes, private institutions and/or agencies to discuss current and/or upcoming contract opportunities.  You can sign up now click here 

“I understand the vital importance of the old adage, "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." That's why Inspire Enterprise is launching the Black Business Owners Forum,” affirmed Douglas, an MWBE Consultant who works with MWBEs in critical areas such as MWBE Certification, capacity building and access to capital.

See How Award Winning NY and Long Island Business Leader Phil Andrews Empowers Black Businesses

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Chamber Executives States “Chamber Development and Leadership Development Vital To Black Business Growth Across America”

By Phil Andrews

National News – Chamber Executives States “chamber development and leadership development is vital to black business growth Across America” during COVID-19 Crisis, and Post COVID-19.  It is no secret that Black Businesses in America have suffered a tremendous loss during this recent pandemic.

Chamber development and leadership development plans and strategies must work in parallel together to foster business growth in the Black Community in a sustainable manner many years into the future.  Corporate support of diversity initiatives in the Black Community will continue to play a vital role in leveling the playing field in America.

“As President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. we have seen the direct correlation between chamber development and leadership development in the business sector as an opportunity to not only return businesses to prior levels, but help them to fuel their growth to the next level.”  Phil Andrews, President – Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. – New York State’s largest African American Chamber of Commerce and the New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration.

Coincidentally, our chamber launched our campaign to Retool, Refocus and Rebuild Black Business in New York State in November of 2019 prior to the Covid-19 crises. At that time we decided to  raise the bar for what it means to be a black chamber in New York State. As chambers of commerce such as ours continue to evolve we believe that it will result in significant growth of Black Businesses across a variety of industries.

Since our chamber was founded we have actively provided a wide variety of programs and activities geared towards increasing our member’s capacity to grow their respective business enterprises to the next level.  The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. stands firm on our chamber’s ability to impact the scope, size, and growth of small business owners in our region for many years into the future.  See information about Wish & LIAACC: The Wish Local Empowerment Program below!

Friday, September 25, 2020

Checkout How Jackson Room In Southeast Queens Is Digitally Streaming Live World Class Jazz Globally

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After Jackson Room Brought World Class Jazz Back To Southeast Queens It Now Takes Jackson Room Artistry Global With Streaming Digital Technology During Pandemic

Southeast Queens -- Jackson Room Jazz Club Owner Ed Jackson is asking our community and now also the world: "Are you ready to tap into the power of digital technology to hear more lit Jackson Room jazz hits?"  Ed Jackson, has been bringing an all star cast of jazz musicians, usually showcased in Manhattan and in music venues throughout the world, to St. Albans, Queens, NY located Jackson Room jazz club.

Ed Jackson, his Quartet, and other standout special guest jazz groups have made his club Jackson Room, an epicenter of jazz reminiscent of the legendary jazz greats who once lived in the area like John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Lena Horne, illinois jacquet, and many others.  Ed and his highly regarded Ed Jackson Quartet, are now looking to introduce and immerse the world into the electric Jackson Room sound with live streams over the internet. 

This Saturday, September 26th, at 8:30 pm ET and 5:30 pm PST you can hear Jackson's Ed Jackson Quartet in his 2nd live performance from the Jackson Room streamed online.

"At Jackson Room we've worked for years bringing world class jazz to our community," chimes in Jackson.  "We will stay true to our mission and look to be a motivating presence in this global pandemic and tough social times to bring you the best in jazz performances" states Jackson.  You can register now free for this live video event streamed online.

Jackson Room and The Ed Jackson Quartet are determined to perform outstanding and motivating music for you and our community of supporters in tune with the rich legacy of our classic musical artform Jazz - according to management at Jackson Room... 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Checkout This Online Directory for NYC Black-Owned Businesses

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ONLINE DIRECTORY PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON NYC BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

New York, New York -- The Big Black Book NYC social media small business directory launched its new website in celebration of black, brown and women-owned businesses. The website launch date also coincided with the directory’s 3rd anniversary. The directory is a rolodex of entrepreneurs who provide a series of services and products.

Currently there are 125 listed businesses in 27 different categories (e.g. cleaning services, home security, fitness, authors, financial services, apparel, fashion, mental health, and youth & education services to name a few). The listed businesses are both profit & non-profit located in NYC, Long Island, CT, NJ, PA, GA, FL, and SC.

The Big Black Book NYC’s websiteTheBigBlackBookNYC.com, provides small business owners with another platform where their visibility in the NYC area community & beyond can be accessed especially in these uncertain times. Our entrepreneurs need all the limelight they can get so they can continue bringing economic stability and power to our communities.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Attend The 2nd Ever International Queens Underground Film Festival In Jamaica/Southeast Queens New York.

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The 2nd Ever International Queens Underground Film Festival In Jamaica, Southeast Queens, New York Aims For Global Impact In The Movie Industry

Jamaica/Southeast Queens, NY - Queens Underground 718, Presents the 2nd Ever International Queens Underground October Film Festival from October 15 – 17, 2020. Collaborating with the NY International Arts Festival, this years Festival features new categories for:
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Women Filmmakers and a
  • continued emphasis on Best Commercial
Submissions for Shorts, Videos and Episodes are open through September 25th for the Live Online & Interactive Festival with our Red Carpet, Live Performances, Screenings and ending with the Awards Night on Saturday, October 17th. Best of all the Audience can Vote for their Fan Favorite.  To attend click here

International Queens Underground Film Festival Founder Adrienne Whaley

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

See Why REV. Al Sharpton Is Supporting NYC Council Amendment By Donovan Richards Against Chokeholds

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REV. AL SHARPTON SUPPORTS PROPOSED  CITY COUNCIL AMENDMENT WHICH  WOULD STAND UP TO THE PBA 
Rev. Al Sharpton Photo Courtesy Wikipedia

(New York, NY) – Rev. Al Sharpton strongly supports Councilman Donovan Richards’ amendment to the City Council’s chokehold bill Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law in July. The amendment was added after police officials raised concerns that a police officer could unintentionally compresses someone’s diaphragm during an arrest.

Rev. Sharpton has been voicing his concern since hearing about this amendment including at the weekly rally of the National Action Network on Saturday, August 29. “The City Council called me and said they were changing the law and I said I want to see the language.

Gwen Carr wants to see the language, and the language we saw is stronger than the other language. I’m not intimidated by the PBA, but I’m also not going to be stopped by what’s going to be beneficial.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Learn How to Protect And Maximize Your Digital Assets On Episode 17

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How to Protect And Maximize Your Digital Assets

Every Tuesday at 9:00am, the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinars continue to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Another great and informative webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 1st at 9:00am. The topic of discussion will be  How to Protect & Maximize Your Digital Assets. We will be discussing how to create new revenue streams and protect your intellectual capital and digital assets online.

Join Queen Strategy Partners and our two guests, Danielle R. Browne, Business, Trademark, Estate Planning, & Entertainment Law, The Browne Firm PLLC and Vanessa A. Lindley, the CEO of Lindley Consulting Group LLC. Our guests did such a great job providing timely and practical information last week, we asked them to come back to continue the dialogue.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

See The World Class Jazz Of Jackson Room Streamed FREE Live From Jamaica NY Tonight

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Highly Acclaimed Ed Jackson To Stream FREE Electrifying Jackson Room Jazz Performance Live In Light Of COVID-19 And Racial Injustice Protests

By Kamau Austin, Publisher The Southeast Queens Scoop

St. Albans, NY -- It's been awhile since residents in Jamaica and Southeast Queens, NYC had the opportunity to see mesmerizing world class performances at the Jackson Room.  Before COVID-19 drove a worldwide pandemic, tastefully supportive patrons have attended highly entertaining monthly jazz performances at Jackson Room for almost a decade.

"We miss our Jackson Room audience and they say absence makes the heart grow stronger," says multi-talented sax player extraordinaire Ed Jackson.  Jackson is also an highly successful entrepreneur and club owner of the community epicenter of jazz -- Jackson Room.

Jackson also states "Yes, these are challenging times pushing us to all to survive and change our way of doing things."  However, Ed feels we shouldn't despair because he believes "every storm In life is followed by a Rainbow!"

The Jackson Room is dedicated to not only to survive these challenging times but to actually thrive by tapping into Jackson and his quartet's inner creativity and resilient strength. Jackson Room was started to bring world class jazz back to our community?

Although we in the community can't come out to enjoy entertaining and motivating end of the month jazz at Jackson Room, Ed Jackson and his cadre of outstanding musicians will be bringing Jackson Room jazz to you in live video -- via the internet. Ed exclaims "we will begin live video streaming of the captivating and mesmerizing Jackson Room jazz to you, others in our community, and also now the world!"

Ed Jackson will be kicking it off This Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 8:30 pm. You don't wanna miss this historic live video streaming of The Ed Jackson Quartet, from the Jackson Room. You can Register now for this live video event streamed online.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Learn Practical Steps That Will Ensure Your Assets Are Protected Despite COVID-19 On The Next From The Ground UP Episode 16

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Discover Practical Steps That Will Ensure You, Your Loved Ones, And Your Assets Are Protected.

Every Tuesday at 9:00am, the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinars continue to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Another great and informative webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 25th at 9:00am. The topic of discussion will be  Protecting You and Your Business (Estate Planning) During COVID-19. So few of us address what will happen to us if we are no longer here. Join us to hear more about this important but often forgotten aspect of your business.

Join Queen Strategy Partners and our two guests, Danielle R. Browne, Business, Trademark, Estate Planning, & Entertainment Law, The Browne Firm PLLC and Vanessa A. Lindley, the CEO of Lindley Consulting Group LLC to discuss this very timely topic due to COVID-19. We will be addressing practical steps that will ensure you, your loved ones, and your assets are protected.

Register NOW at https://qspfromthegroundup.eventbrite.com/ to join us. You don't want to miss it!

Racially Attacked For Egyptian History

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AUTHOR EMMANUEL KULU BRINGS A NEW PERSPECTIVE TO ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HISTORY IN HIS NOVEL "I, BLACK PHAROAH RISE TO POWER"

Buffalo, NY -- Author/ African historian Emmanuel Kulu, Jr. has faced racism for his controversial novel, I, Black Pharaoh: Rise to Power. In early 2019, Kulu began his campaign restoring the true African origins of Ancient Egypt. Upon posting his book cover via social media, Kulu received massive amounts of death threats, racist comments, and hate emails regarding the cover.

"I was constantly called a monkey, nigger, slave and accused of stealing history and black washing Ancient Egypt. This happened so often that it made me want to give up, I felt discouraged and figured that the world is not opening minded enough to expect the deceptions of past. My father, Emmanuel Kulu, Sr. advised me to continue the path of truth and understand those who oppose are unaware to the knowledge you have acquired in your studies," said Kulu.

Following the death of his father on September 27th, 2019, Kulu recalled the words of his father and continued his campaign of lectures titled, "The Mystery of Ancient Africa: A Stolen Legacy restored". Mr. Kulu has given many seminars and lectures in schools like the University of Buffalo, Malcolm X College, Buffalo State College, UCLA, and many other Universities and high schools. Upon his thorough research, Kulu uncovered that the original people of Egypt did not resemble those of European/ Mediterranean decent.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Celebrity Photographer Tricia Messeroux Contributes to Black Lives Matter Movement

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RENOWNED CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER TRICIA MESSEROUX RECREATES ICONIC SOCIAL AND RACIAL JUSTICE LEADERS WITH YOUNG BLACK AND BROWN BOYS AND GIRLS



New York, NY -- Tricia Messeroux, creator of Toddlewood, a highly celebrated photography project, which has been featured by A-list media like Access Hollywood, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, The Tamron Hall Show, and the Huffington Post - just to name a few - is taking on a new challenge to contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement with kids ages 7-12 years old.

For the past ten years, Tricia and Toddlewood have been recreating images of Hollywood royalty, red carpet moments, movie posters, and notable moments in time. This time, as the nation focuses on advocating for social and racial justice, the creator of Toddlewood has shifted her attention away from the red carpet limelight in order to get involved in BLM in the best way she and Toddlewood know how - through a unique, creative, photographic campaign featuring Black and brown kids.

This summer, Team Toddlewood, led by photographer, Tricia Messeroux, is in full production of the "Toddlewood Engineers of Equality Project" that will recreate, with a few lucky children, over 40 iconic images of social justice heroes and sheroes both past and present. Such notables will include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the late and great John Lewis, Angela Davis, Nina Simone, Ava Duvernay, Shaun King, Kendrick Lamar, Nelson Mandela, and more. Each child who will portray these racial and social justice icons has been meticulously chosen from over 3000 photo submissions by moms and dads from all over the United States.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Black Comedy Podcast to Launch on Roku

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Applause Network TV Launches Black Comedy Podcast to Premiere on Roku


New York, NY -- Applause Network TV, Inc. will live stream a new comedy podcast called "Say What?" on Roku September 3, 2020, at 7:30 pm EST. The podcast consists of three panelists made up of two comedians and one guest participant who guess which quotes were made by celebrities resulting in hilarious-nostalgic commentary and opinions.

This podcast is perfect for social distancing and sure to be a favorite among social media entertainment fans.

Say What? will be hosted by actor/comedian Camari Brown known for appearances on Law & Order SVU, The Backlist, and his role as the maintenance man on the hit show Checked Inn on the OWN network. Camari has written, directed, and starred in the Thugtastic comedy skits currently featured on Applause Network TV's Roku app. You may also recognize his voice as the voice over artist featured on many commercials from top brands as well as various Netflix series.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Learn How To Build a Solid Foundation to Propel Your Business to Success On The Next From The Ground UP Episode 15

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Building a Solid Foundation to Propel Your Business to Success

Every Tuesday at 9:00 am, From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinars continue to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Another great and informative webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 18th at 9:00am. Our topic of discussion will be Building a Solid Foundation to Propel Your Business to Success. Attend, learn, and engage with Queen Strategy Partners guest, Mark Hayles who is Founder and CEO of Better Local Business Agency.

Join us to learn more about resources that can assist you in laying a solid foundation to propel your business forward.

Register NOW at https://qspfromthegroundup.eventbrite.com/ to join us. You don't want to miss it!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Learn How to Find & Manage Employees During COVID-19 On The Next From The Ground UP Episode 14

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Find & Manage Employees During COVID-19 On The Next From The Ground UP


Every Tuesday at 9:00am, the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinars continue to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Another great and informative webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 11th at 9:00am. Our topic of discussion will be How to Find & Manage Employees During COVID-19.  Join us to hear more about how to navigate this important aspect of your business, Human Resources.

Queen Strategy Partners will be hosting two phenomenal guests. They are LaTonia Pouncey and Marvlieu Hall. We will be addressing ways to source new employees, how to keep your employees safe during COVID-19, and providing lots more valuable and practical information.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Get the Latest Scoop On How This Black Owned Laundromat Is Helping Local Residents Fight COVID-19

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Well Regarded Community Based Black-Owned Laundromat Expands To Offer COVID-19 Clean Up Services
Reach Metro Laundry Delivery Service at: 516-234-9187

While COVID-19 infections and deaths in NYC are in sharp decline, the sharp incline in cases nationally, who have eased restrictions on lifestyle issues like masks, gloves, and good cleaning procedures illustrates the point -- we should continue to be careful and vigilant fighting the Coronavirus. A local Black-owned laundry service Metro Laundry Service, is looking to clean up the Coronavirus spread in Southeast Queens.

New York City, was the most adversely impacted area by COVID-19. Also Queens was once the most adversely impacted area in New York City.  The Metro Laundry Service, located at 196-16 Linden Blvd, in Jamaica, Queens, 11412 (Call: 516-234-9187), is stepping into the mix to offer pickup laundry cleaning services to keep residents safe practicing social distancing by customers not having to take trips to the laundry in person.

Metro Laundry Service was founded by Maxine Howell, and has been in existence since October of 2011. Starting her business in 2011 made sense because all nine of her children were no longer depending on her raising them. The thought of going back to work as nursing assistant was not something she looked forward to so she decided to add a valuable service to our community.

With the spread of COVID-19 she is working harder to stop the spread by providing a high quality environmentally friendly laundry service where people in our community don't have to defy social distancing guidelines when visiting a laundromat and therefore avoid the risks associated with large numbers of people in closely contained spaces in NYC.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Discover Free Resources To Help You Thrive Now AT The Next From The Ground UP Webinars

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Learn "Free Resources To Help You Thrive Now" AT The Next From The Ground UP Webinars


Every Tuesday at 9:00am, the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinars continue to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Another great and informative webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 4th at 9:00am. Our topic of discussion will be Free Resources to Help You Thrive Now. Join us to hear more about how you can leverage resources right here in your "own backyard."

Queen Strategy Partners will be hosting two great guests who both played a pivotal role in the revitalization of downtown Jamaica. They are Hope Knight, President & CEO of Greater Jamaica Development Corp. and Ricardi Calixte, Deputy Director at Queeens Economic Development Corporation.

We will be discussing the great things their respective community based organizations are doing to help you thrive.  Register NOW at https://qspfromthegroundup.eventbrite.com/ to join us. You don't want to miss it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Checkout How "Amplify Queens" Can Put Your Business In The Pipeline To Win Sizable Government Contracts

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"Amplify Queens" Now Powered By Interise Offers Promising Insights To Prepare Area Businesses To Win Lucrative Government Contracts 

Amplify Queens NOW powered by Interise is an online program for business owners to incorporate crisis management tactics and strategies to navigate uncertainty and survive the financial shock of the COVID-19 crisis.
 
During the Great Recession, businesses powered by Interise created jobs at a 21% growth rate, while the economy was losing jobs. Together, we can do it again — small business owners, this network is here for you.
 
This one-week online program (August 3-7) includes:
 
A lead facilitator to guide cohort of 25 business owners through this 5-day program.
 
Five one-hour sessions attended live by cohort and guest experts.
 
Each session focuses on a business topic critical for small business owners to navigate uncertainty and survive financial shock: 
  • People: Supporting your employees and yourself Financial
  • Picture: Analysis of your company finances
  • Accessing Capital: Federal, state, and local resources
  • Strategies to Survive: Key strategies to navigate uncertainty 
Insight from additional guest experts via online Q&A

The end result?
 
Small business owners are equipped with crisis management tactics and strategies, and primed to exit this crisis confident and ready to navigate uncertainty.
 
For more information, For more information, please contact Malcolm Harewood (mharewood@rdrc.org). Register now by visiting interise.org/amplify-queens-now


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Learn How To Get MWBE Contracts With Queen Strategy Partners Webinars "From The Ground Up: Real Time Issues With Time Solutions

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Queen Strategy Partners Presents "From The Ground Up: Real Time Issues How To Get A Contract As A MWBE Part 2

Every Tuesday at 9:00am, the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinars continue to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Queen Strategy Partners is currently doing a three part series on How to Get a Contract as a MWBE. You can view Part 1 when you click here

See Part 2 at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5_0Maf5YWI. They had great guests from public and and private organizations that provided practical tips and resources like viable contract opportunities that MWBEs can take advantage of NOW at Columbia University and the Port Authority of New York and New 
Jersey.

Another great webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 21st at 9:00am.  Queen Strategy Partners will be bringing back one of the guests from Part 1 of the series, Tanya Pope, AVP, University Supplier Diversity at Columbia University Facilities and Operations as well as a new guest Carlos Bannister, Senior Deputy Agency Chief Contracting Officer / MWBE Officer.

If you want to to get some great information on How to Get a Contract as a MWBE, Register NOW at https://qspfromthegroundup.eventbrite.com/ to hear more about how you can get contracts NOW!. It will be well worth your time.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

6-Year Old Kelly Boston-Hill Donates 5,000 Books To Children During COVID-19 Crisis

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6-YEAR OLD KELLY BOSTON-HILL DONATES 5,000+ BOOKS TO KIDS DURING PANDEMIC

New York, NY - Six-year-old Kelly Boston-Hill wanted to help other kids and do something a little different for her birthday. So, she hosted a "Contactless - Social Distancing" Book Drive to benefit a non-profit organization called The Book Fairies. Her efforts have been so successful that she has been able to collect and donate more than 5,000 books. The organization has named her a Book Fairy Jr. and she has been named one of the Long Island Nets "Heroes of Long Island" for being so kind.

Kelly launched Kelly's Doll House during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic to read to children that may not have access to books but may have access to video. Kelly has a passion for reading and releases book reviews and read-alongs on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram TV. During the New York COVID-19 shelter-in-place mandate by Governor Cuomo, Kelly watched The Book Fairies read along and with one shout out from the host, she instantly fell in love. Kelly expressed, "Coronavirus caravans are cool but I want kids to read and books are amazing." The Book Fairies launched Contactless Book Drives and Kelly knew The Book Fairies would be a perfect fit to celebrate her birthday with a purpose.

Friday, July 10, 2020

See How Black Momma Vodka & Teas Is Featured In Forbes And Essence Magazines After Pivoting To Make Hand Sanitizer

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Discover How NY Based Black Momma Vodka & Teas Pivots To Make Hand Sanitizer And Is Featured In Forbes And Essence Magazines
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Earlier in this year we shared the historic RISE of Black Momma Vodka and Teas, lead by its brilliant visionary CEO Vanessa Braxton. Before the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis Ms. Braxton built her artisan vodka and gourmet tea business into a $2 million dollar powerhouse!

The insightful and timely pivot of the Black Momma Vodka and Teas into the hand sanitizer business has landed the company into two of the top magazines in the US: Essence and Forbes Magazines.

Vanessa is an advocate for business real estate ownership and is reportedly the 1st Black women in the US to own a large distillery. Get the scoop on Essence and Forbes Magazines, on how she has be able to retool her company to help the community and government by creating large amounts of high quality hand sanitizer to help save lives during this Coronavirus health struggle. Help this good news go viral fam and please share.

Checkout the following links to see why Black Momma has been featured in both Essence Magazine and Forbes Magazine 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Free Webinar: Learn How To Grow Your Business With Lucrative MWBE Contracts

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Queen Strategy Partners Persents Learn How Secure Lucrative Contracts


Every Tuesday at 9:00am, the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions webinar series continues to provide relevant information for Minority and Women Business Enterprises that can assist them in navigating these unprecedented times.

Another great webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 7th at 9:00am. The topic of discussion will be How to Successfully Get a Contract as a MWBE. There will be two phenomenal guests, Carl Peters, Principal Business Analyst and Compliance Manager with the Port Authority’s  
Office of Business Diversity and Civil Rights (OBDCR) and Tanya Pope, AVP, University Supplier Diversity at Columbia University Facilities and Operations participating on July 7th.  

To hear more about how you can get lucrative contracts. To Register NOW: Click Here .  You don't want to miss it!

During last week's webinar, How to Identify New Revenue Streams to Pivot to Profits, Dr. Theresa Martin Esq,  CEO of Generational Wealth Zone LLC and resident guest of From the Ground Up webinar series, walked through her Generational Wealth process that lays the 
foundation to pivot to profits. She also coached a business owner on how she could create business growth possibilities to successfully grow her business.

To hear proven strategies to help you pivot to profits: 
Listen here

Friday, July 3, 2020

See How This Black-Owned Southeast Queens Laundromat Expands To Offer COVID-19 Clean-UP Services

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 Long Standing Well Regarded Community Based Black-Owned Laundromat Expands To Offer COVID-19 Clean-UP Services
Reach Metro Laundry Delivery Service at: 516-234-9187

A local Black-owned laundry service Metro Laundry Service, is looking to clean up the Coronavirus spread in Southeast Queens. New York City, was the most adversely impacted area by COVID-19. Also Queens was once the most adversely impacted area in New York City.

While COVID-19 infections and deaths in NYC are in sharp decline, the sharp incline in cases nationally, who have eased restrictions on lifestyle issues like masks, gloves, and good cleaning procedures illustrates the point -- we should continue to be careful and vigilant fighting the Coronavirus. The Metro Laundry Service, located at 196-16 Linden Blvd, in Jamaica, Queens, 11412 (Call: 516-234-9187), is stepping into the mix to offer pickup laundry cleaning services to keep residents safe practicing social distancing by customers not having to take trips to the laundry in person.

Metro Laundry Service was founded by Maxine Howell, and has been in existence since October of 2011. Starting her business in 2011 made sense because all nine of her children were no longer depending on her raising them. The thought of going back to work as nursing assistant was not something she looked forward to so she decided to add a valuable service to our community.

With the spread of COVID-19 she is working harder to stop the spread by providing a high quality environmentally friendly laundry service where people in our community don't have to defy social distancing guidelines when visiting a laundromat and therefore avoid the risks associated with large numbers of people in closely contained spaces in NYC.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Rep. Meeks and Council Member Richards Issue Statement On Chokehold Used by NYPD Officer in Rockaway

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US Rep. Gregory Meeks and Council Member Donovan Richards Issue Statement On Chokehold Used by NYPD Officer in Rockaway
US Congressman Gregory Meeks   

Queens, NY – Congressman Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement pertaining to an incident of excessive police force on the Rockaway boardwalk, captured on camera showing an officer restricting a man’s airflow:

 

“It is clear to us, having watched both the cellphone video posted online and the NYPD’s subsequently released body camera footage, the manner in which the man was being restrained was excessive and life threatening. The horrifying encounter captures exactly the behavior that we have marched into streets these recent weeks to reform.

Learn In Session 7 Of Queen Strategy Partners: How to Identify New Revenue Streams to Pivot to Profits

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Session 7 Of Queen Strategy Partners:  How to Identify New Revenue Streams to Pivot to Profits

Queen Strategy Partners is hosting the From the Ground Up: Real Time Issues with Real Time Solutions every Tuesday at 9:00am to address issues business owners are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The topic of discussion for the next webinar being held on Tuesday, June 30th at 9:00am is How to Identify New Revenue Streams to Pivot to Profits. Our guest speaker, Dr Theresa Martin, Esq., CEO of Generational Wealth Zone LLC will be joining us once again to answer your questions and set you on the right path.

Register at https://qspfromthegroundup.eventbrite.com/. You will get significant dividends for the investment of your time. You don't want to miss it!

Last Tuesday, Our subject matter expert guest, Valerie Stevens, spoke on Optimizing Your Brand Through Social Media. She discussed successful tactics that can be used to engage with your customers. 

You can view last week's webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBK8ynqQDOU.  If you want to contact our guest, Valerie Stevens,  to learn more about how she can assist you and your business, email her at valeriestevens8592@gmail.com.