Category: Publisher’s Note

Publisher’s Note: Will the state’s new WBE program impact Black women?

By Ronda Watson BarberOhioMBE Publisher The State of Ohio recently made changes to the MBE and EDGE certifications programs.  Rules for women’s business certification were also established.  How will these changes and an additional certification affect Black-owned businesses? What impact…

The Summer of 2020

The Summer of 2020By Ronda Watson BarberPublisher The summer of 2020.  There are so many words to describe it. It’s been hot! Not only has the temperature hit records highs, so have the quest for change in America. The Summer…

Can we combat the racism pandemic?

By Ronda Watson BarberPublisher Racism is a pandemic. It has been one of the evils perpetrated in the world. Will it finally be resolved?  Times are changing.  Can you feel it?  Can you see it? It’s both exciting and scary.…

Support Black Businesses

By Ronda Watson BarberOhioMBE Publisher I have been reading with great interest corporate declarations that Black Lives Matter.  Every organization that has my email address has forward their sentiments acknowledging that America hasn’t been kind, fair or just to Black…

Publisher’s Note: Black Businesses Matter

By Ronda Watson BarberOhioMBE Publisher Black businesses matter!  This theme has been the focus for OhioMBE since I first began to publish in 2009.  I strongly believe that strong vibrant Black businesses are vital to our community. Most Black business owners hire…