On Saturday, February 27th, Black/African American Republicans from throughout Howard County and Maryland will gather in Columbia to celebrate Black History Month. The event will take place at HomeSlyce Pizza and Bar in Columbia, Maryland.
In light of recent gains made by Black conservatives throughout Maryland, there is much time to celebrate and recalibrate on what comes next. Some specific gains made in 2020:
- In 2020, the Maryland General Assembly seated its first African American Republican woman, Dr. Brenda Thiam (R-Washington County) in its nearly 386 year history
- With over $8 million raised, Congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik mobilized more cash in a campaign cycle than all but about a dozen current U.S. House members (according to the Center for Responsive Politics)
- Baltimore City saw the emergence of 8 city council/citywide Black GOP candidates–the largest number of Black Republicans running in any major U.S. city
- Gains in predominantly-Black precincts throughout Maryland (namely Baltimore City and Prince George’s County) reflected the trends nationwide where Trump earned 19% of the Black male vote and 10% of the Black women vote (significant increases since 2016)
Several Republicans have continued their work in largely African American communities well into 2021 in areas of outreach, advocacy, and mobilization. For example, the Maryland Black Republican Council has worked continuously advocating for HBCUs and their pending lawsuit against the State of Maryland. Similarly, several shows hosted by a Baltimore startup-Metro Conservative Media- have featured African American conservatives from Baltimore and the greater Baltimore area.
The event is free and open to the public. It will include key presentations from:
- Dr. Antonio (Tony) Campbell: 2018 Republican nominee for U.S. Senate
- Hon. Roxy Ndebumadu: Councilwoman from Bowie City Council
- Kyna McKenzie: Grassroots organizer and host of “Pop & Politics” and “30 at 8:30” on Metro Conservative Media
- Mecca Mohammed: Voting Integrity advocate and Member of the Baltimore City GOP Central Committee
- Nicole Bennett: Chair of the Maryland Black Republican Council and 1st Vice Chair of the Maryland Republican Party
- Isaac Abiye, President of the UMBC College Republicans
- Saturday, February 27
- 1pm to 3pm
- Black History Month 2021
- Venue: HomeSlyce Columbia; 9400 Snowden River Pkwy #127; Columbia, Maryland 21045
- Hosted by Howard County Young Republicans, Howard County Republican Central Committee, Prince George’s County Republcian Central Committee
The Howard County Young Republicans with support from the GOP Central Committees of Howard County and Prince George’s County cordially invite you to join us for a great event to celebrate Black History Month 2021. The event will feature presentations from Black Republican leaders from throughout Maryland and will celebrate the various accomplishments from throughout the past year.
Date: Saturday, February 27
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Location: HomeSlyce Columbia; 9400 Snowden River Pkwy #127; Columbia, Maryland 21045