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Black-owned real estate company launches crowdfunding campaign to revamp Edmondson Village Shopping Center

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Since negotiating a contract to acquire the Edmondson Village Shopping Center for $17,050,000, Black-owned Chicago TREND has invited Black entrepreneurs, local impact investors and residents to support the redevelopment of the Southwest Baltimore shopping center.  The commercial real estate company launched a crowdfunding campaign through SmallChange.com for Baltimoreans

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New initiative aims to heal divide caused by West Baltimore’s infamous ‘Highway to Nowhere

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com A $2 million investment from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Reconnecting Communities Program will help bridge West Baltimore communities currently divided by the “Highway to Nowhere” which extends from N. Warwick Avenue to Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Located in the 7th congressional district, the “Highway to Nowhere”

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Bidder controversy: Gov. Moore orders new procurement process for BWI concessions contract

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Governor Wes Moore has instructed the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) to conduct a new procurement process to determine who will hold the contract for concessions offered at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI).  The directive comes after the MAA recommended New Market Development, a local, Black-founded development firm