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Lawmakers, elected officials to discuss state of black business

2/10/2017, 6 a.m.

African American state lawmakers and local government officials will discuss “Black History: The Past, Present and Future of Black Businesses” on Feb. 23 at the APEX Museum in Atlanta.

During the 6-to-8 p.m. program, State Reps. Sharon Beasley-Teague (D-Red Oak), Patty Bentley (D-Butler) and “Able” Mable Thomas (D-Atlanta) along with remarks from John Eaves, chair of the Fulton County Commission, and DeKalb CEO Mike Thurmond will make presentations.

The event, which will will focus on the history, current state and future of black businesses in metro Atlanta, is free and open to the public but registration is required at www.minorityatc.org.

It is cohosted by Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia), the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus and Minority Access to Capital Inc.

The museum is at 135 Auburn Ave. N.E. in Atlanta.