May 16, 2010
-- [Washington, DC] --- Attorney Paul W. Gardner of The Gardner Law Group represents a collective called African American Arts, Culture and Entertainment Consortium. On May 17th, Al Sharpton alongside Attorney Gardner and the Consortium will hold a rally in Baltimore, MD in support of creating equality among business owners in the City.
The Consortium explains, “Baltimore is a developing town rich in diversity but in changing times the majority, which is the black community, has no place in its growth. The Arts, Culture & Entertainment Consortium is taking the lead in asking our city government to invest in black community by giving us our own entertainment district.”
An official press conference will be held at 4pm at the offices of The Gardner Law Group, 10 N. Calvert Street Suite 735 Baltimore, MD. The rally will assemble at 100 N. Holiday Street in Baltimore, MD from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. The Consortium is requesting that at least 1,000 people come out to support. All are welcomed to take part in a Town Hall Meeting following the rally at 7:30pm located at the Velvet Rope, 200 E. Redwood Street Baltimore, MD.
MISSION STATEMENT: The African American Cultural Arts and Entertainment Consortium is a non-profit organization formed for the express purpose of advancing the interest of African American entrepreneurs, in the industries of art, entertainment, and tourism, as well as the businesses that they support. This organization was created out of a need to promote policies and policy decisions, which have a positive impact on African American businesses and business owners, throughout the city and surrounding counties. It is our plan to construct an infrastructure that will be able to sustain the development and profitability of African American businesses, in and around our communities.