BBJ: Why this Baltimore pastor thinks broadband internet should be a public utility

Yeary spoke to nearly 200 businesspeople during a June 26 webinar hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee focused on structural racism and closing racial wealth gaps. Covid-19 and the recent killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis police custody, have spurred a new wave of critical discussions around how racial inequities play out in the U.S. Continue reading

Structural Racism in America: What is it?

Diane Bell-McKoy, President and CEO of Associated Black Charities, and Dr. Sheridan Todd Yeary, Senior Pastor of Douglas Memorial Community Church and Affiliates discussed the realities of structural racism in the workplace and society. Continue reading

GBC’s Bridging the Gap Committee presents: Starting the Conversation About Race

Starting the conversation can sometimes be the most difficult step. We invite you to join us in this brave space to share your perspectives and experiences and hear from others in the business community. Continue reading

BBJ: Here’s where employers can start in addressing structural racism in the workplace

Bell-McKoy shared some of these essential questions with an online audience of nearly 200 Baltimore businesspeople June 26 during a Greater Baltimore Committee webinar largely focused on the role that structural racism plays in perpetuating wage and other achievement gaps between white and Black folks in America, and in Baltimore. Continue reading

COVID-19 Resources: Planning for a Safe Reopening

It is important to remember that although we are progressing into reopening, that we continue to fight this deadly virus. It is imperative to follow issued guidelines and adhere to strict safety protocols to protect our employees, our customers, and our communities. Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee Elects New Board Members

“The new members strengthen an already very strong Board of Directors, and will enhance the Board’s private sector engagement in the economic and business recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic and the business competitiveness challenges that affect our region’s growth and prosperity,” said Don Fry. Continue reading

We Stand for Racial Equity, Justice and Peace

The GBC stands with all in the Greater Baltimore community and throughout the state and nation who demand justice for George Floyd and his family. Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee launches COVID-19 Business Recovery Advisory Council to help Baltimore Region’s Economic Recovery

The council will prioritize identifying and recommending programs, policies and initiatives that can assist small and minority business recovery. Continue reading