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Downtown Partnership's Shelonda Stokes: BOOSTing Black retailers

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Shelonda Stokes is president of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, which is administering the BOOST program to support Black-owned retail businesses in downtown neighborhoods. (photo courtesy DPOB)

Now, we're happy to welcome back to the show Shelonda Stokes, the president of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, to talk about the BOOST Program for African American retailers… She joins us on Zoom along with two entrepreneurs who are benefiting from the BOOST program:
Bryan Robinson is the arts space proprietor of The Black Genius Art Show.

LaTonya Turnage is the founding owner of Elite Secrets Bridal Boutique.

They also join us on Zoom.

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Bryan Robinson, founder of the Black Genius Art Show; LaTonya Turnage, founding owner of Elite Secrets Bridal Boutique (courtesy photos)

Malarie is Midday's Supervisory Producer.
Rob is Midday's senior producer.
Teria Rogers is a Supervising Producer on Midday.