Equity in Business Podcast: The Powerful Evolution of the Minority Business Development Agency


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In this episode of NMSDC’s Equity in Business podcast, Donald Cravins, Jr. Esq, former under secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce shared the powerful evolution of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) through a lens of “real history” and American “Government 101” fundamentals.

More importantly, Cravins shared his love of America, family, service, entrepreneurship, politics, and a calling from God to take on the MBDA leadership role.  Don’t miss one of Cravins’ last interviews as Under Secretary.

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Donald Cravins, Jr. Esqformer under secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, MBDA.

Host and Production Specialist

John G. Daniel is a believer, advocate for underserved communities, and published writer, with vast transformative leadership experience in the energy sector, economic development, hurricane recovery, and youth/community education and empowerment. Itoro Umontuen is the Editor of this project and is an award-winning photographer, reporter, and mixed-media journalist.

About the Equity in Business Podcast

The United States is facing a racial wealth gap that has existed for over 330 years. But at the same time, businesses run by systematically excluded communities of color (Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American) still contribute over $400 billion to the U.S. economy, even though these communities face barriers to information, capital, and contracts. Hosted by the NMSDC, this podcast channel explores how growing minority business enterprises (MBEs) is central to not only addressing the racial wealth gap but also creating a stronger, more resilient society for all.

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