(BALTIMORE – January 20, 2017) – Black Wall Street @MO’S is set for Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (6-8 pm) at Mo’s, 502 Albemarle Street in downtown Baltimore’s Little Italy community. RSVP for this event at https://blackwallstreetmos.eventbrite.com.
This event represents the first awards ceremony of 2017. Founded in 2011 in Washington, D.C., the ORIGINAL Black Wall Street SERIES *NYC *MD *DC *ATL *NOLA is designed to celebrate black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. To date, Bmorenews.com and its partners have honored hundreds with the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award.
Honorees on February 1st include Brian K. Easley.
Who is Brian?
Brian K. Easley is a lifelong Baltimorean who loves his city and is committed to doing all he can to make sure others see the jewel of a city he sees. He is a father, brother and son who understands the importance of family and the role it plays in one’s overall development. He is also a business owner, mentor, activist, and community leader focused on giving back that which has been so freely given to him. Mr. Easley is an alumnus of Carver Vocational-Technical High School and has an Associate’s Degree from Baltimore City Community College in Allied Human Service.
In May of 2016, Easley was given an opportunity to be Coordinator of Workforce Development for Maryland Community Health Initiatives, Inc. He is now Director of Workforce Development for that organization. In that role, he is responsible for making sure Penn-North Recovery clients and the community at-large have the training and tools necessary to seek, acquirer, and maintain gainful employment.
Easley has also been productively active in the community for over 20 years, serving on various broads and community associations. He has held such positions as Legislative Aide to former Maryland State Senator Larry Young and Constituent Services Liaison to former State Delegate Jeffery Paige. He has also worked on numerous state and local political campaigns, the latest being the 2016 Mayoral Campaign of Shelia Dixon where he served as her West Baltimore Field Coordinator.
Baptized at St. James Episcopal Church, Easley is a member of Mt. Lebanon Lodge #22, P.H.A, Sons of the American Legion Post #19 and Monumental Elk Lodge #3. He has participated in many protest and rallies calling for the end of injustice and unequal treatment of others. He played little league baseball for James Mosher Little League, the oldest black little league still in existence in the United States. He has no problem expressing how that experience has help shape and mold him into the man he is today.
From an entrepreneurial perspective, in 1998 Mr. Easley started Dynamic Fitness, Inc., a health & wellness company. The company specializes in personal and group fitness design. ProjectFocus is a non-profit organization Mr. Easley founded in 2002 and over the years it has partnered with such organizations like the Kids Safe Zone and Young Men with POWER to help cultivate the youth of Baltimore for success.