Laurel’s Martin Mitchell to be Honored at Black Wall Street COLIN’S, 2.23.22

(BALTIMORE – February 17, 2022) – In honor of this year’s Black History Month, we’d love for you to join us on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm for Black Wall Street Colin’s at Colin’s Seafood (1728 East Northern, Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21239).

As always, we celebrate Black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. Since 2011, we have honored over 1,800 individuals in over a dozen US cities. Honorees receive the coveted Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award.

The goal is both to help preserve little-known Black history and to encourage entrepreneurship, beginning in the Black community.

Doni Glover will also be signing copies of his books, “Unapologetically Black” and “I Am Black Wall Street”.


Honorees include Martin Mitchell of Laurel, MD.

Who is Martin Mitchell?

Martin A. Mitchell was sworn into office on Monday, November 22, 2021, as the At-Large Laurel City Councilman.  He was appointed to serve as Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities and a member of the Education Advisory Committee. Before winning the election, he served as a member of the City’s Board of Appeals since 2017.

Martin grew up in Laurel and went on to graduate from Laurel High School and Bowie State University. He is a long-time Laurel resident who is raising his twin sons, Julian and Jaiden, in the city. Martin continues to give back through his first passion – wrestling. He coaches and mentors youth through sports in Laurel. Martin earned plenty of accolades in high school and college wrestling, including earning All-American honors.

Currently, he serves as the President of Prince George’s County Young Democrats (PGCYD), President of Chapter Presidents for Young Democrats of Maryland (YDM), and lastly, he is a member of the NAACP and Chair of the Maryland State Conference Political Action Committee.

Martin cares deeply about community service, organizing, and being innovative. Part of his community service has been long-time advocacy for cannabis reform, voting rights and access, climate change, transit equity/transit-oriented development, and mental health. (Source: City of Laurel)