Building Up The West Side: Cooperation is the way! By Mavery Davis

A current tour of the West Side (Charleston, West Virginia) would reveal block after block of abandoned and blighted structures. Dark, shadowing corners, high grass, and debris covering the ground. The landscape hides the true beauty of the people who reside here. Today, a significant portion of Charleston’s African American population resides on the West Side. These neighborhoods have strong working families, deeply involved leaders, and organizations all fighting to hold things together while building it up at the same time. Click to review Building Up The West Side: Cooperation is the way! Continue reading Building Up The West Side: Cooperation is the way! By Mavery Davis

[Repost] Great-Niece of Civil Rights Daughter Launches Benefit Corporation To Develop Mobility Device Products For Individuals With Physical Disabilities

Monrovia, MD – 1/7/2021— Wanda L. Spence, great-niece of civil rights daughter Delilah W. Pierce, internationally renowned artist, curator, advocate, and diplomat launches Nebulae Global Benefit Corporation to manage the development and launch of mobility devices that will bring equity and greater independence to individuals with physical disabilities. Wanda put her creativity into action after a member of her church experienced a non-life-threatening fall. The experience left the church member filled with anxiety. “I could tell the church member was embarrassed and upset with her independence being diminished. I immediately started thinking about how I could create a company to develop … Continue reading [Repost] Great-Niece of Civil Rights Daughter Launches Benefit Corporation To Develop Mobility Device Products For Individuals With Physical Disabilities

Stephen McDow Teaches Young-People At Collective Impact’s Kids Business Expo

On Saturday, November 14, 2020 Stephen McDow teamed up with Esther West, board member at the Federation of Worker Co-operatives and on staff at UW Center For Cooperatives, to teach young-people (8 years+) how to create a 30 second elevator … Continue reading Stephen McDow Teaches Young-People At Collective Impact’s Kids Business Expo

FCPS hybrid learning model decision receives mixed reaction By Katryna Perera

…Stephen McDow, a parent of two FCPS students, had similar thoughts. He called the board’s decision “ill-advised and shortsighted.” “We followed such good and strict protocols with Gov. Hogan, and we did so well, and as soon as we loosened, this is exactly what the experts said — cases spiked again … if we just gave it another couple months, I’m sure we’d be out of the woods,” he said. Continue Reading Continue reading FCPS hybrid learning model decision receives mixed reaction By Katryna Perera

No backpacks, no pictures: FCPS begins school year in virtual mode By Katryna Perera

The boys’ parents, Rebecca and Stephen McDow said as stressful as it is to have them learning from home, they are glad FCPS decided against the reopening school buildings. “It’s a lot better than sending them to school and being stressed about what’s going to happen there because you know, kids don’t social distance and kids don’t keep their hands to themselves especially in the elementary school. So, I prefer this with what’s going on,” Rebecca said. Continue Reading Continue reading No backpacks, no pictures: FCPS begins school year in virtual mode By Katryna Perera

Martin MS Alliance Invites Stephen McDow To Speak On Co-operative Movement & The Disability Community

Stephen R. McDow II is a quintessential US national and international co-operator who embodies and lives by the 7 Co-operative Principles. Stephen looks to promote co-operative enterprises as a way of bringing solidarity amongst rural, urban and communities in-between to … Continue reading Martin MS Alliance Invites Stephen McDow To Speak On Co-operative Movement & The Disability Community

McDow International Enterprises Launches Bi-Polar Girl Productions

Maryland (USA), May 22, 2020 — McDow International Enterprises, owned by Stephen R. McDow II, increases its portfolio in launching Bi-Polar Girl Productions – The production arm of the global podcast Bi-Polar Girl, co-hosted by online personalities SnowFlake and Chacoman. The show began production in January of 2020. Since its launch, the show quickly saw support from Ghana, South Africa, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, Phillippines, Germany, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Pakistan, Bermuda and more! The purpose of the show is to further diminish the stigma of mental illness by discussing the complex aspects of bipolar with patients, therapists, authors, and academics across … Continue reading McDow International Enterprises Launches Bi-Polar Girl Productions

Stephen McDow Putting People Over Profit During COVID-19

23) No – The economy shouldn’t take precedence over COVID-19. As a family of entrepreneurs, artists, organizational leaders, and public servants, we made the deliberate choice to put #PeopleOverProfit recently by refunding our Martha’s Vineyard cottage summer income to our renters. Read More   Continue reading Stephen McDow Putting People Over Profit During COVID-19