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Michael Baisden floats Million Dollar Pitch

Radio personality Michael Baisden has announced plans to give away a half-million dollars to small businesses and non-profits through a “Million Dollar Business Pitch” campaign.
 
 Myron Mays

Small businesses are responsible for moving the country forward. They are our nation’s largest employers. And now radio personality Michael Baisden has announced plans to give away a half-million dollars to small businesses and non-profits through a “Million Dollar Business Pitch” campaign.

For years, Baisden has stood up for civil rights and promoted mentoring in the African-American community through his radio show and various foundations.

“It’s time for those of us who have done well because of the people, to give back to the people,” says Baisden.

“While we relax in our comfortable homes driving our expensive cars, families are being destroyed. I understand that I can’t save the world, but I can reach back and help as many people as I can and hopefully inspire others to do the same,” Baisden says.

“It’s time to pay it forward in a big way!”

Here’s how to get more information on how you can win a share of Baisden’s Million Dollar Business Pitch: Follow “The Michael Baisden Show” on Facebook (on Baisdenlive) and Twitter (@BaisdenLive).

Details on how to submit your business will be announced live on “The Michael Baisden Show” on Nov. 28 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Baisden, of course, can be heard locally on Soul Classics 103.5. You can also log onto soulclassics1035.com and listen to the live stream.

Ladies Luxury Day Out

Godiva’s presents the Ladies Luxury Day Out on Saturday (Oct. 29) from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Oak Court Mall. Enjoy free services on premises with all purchases, including nail polish change, facial wax, chair massage and hair consultation. Free Swag for the first 25 people to RSVP at 901-685-1827. Ten percent of all sales and donations benefit the Black Rose Foundation.

2011 Stone Awards  

The 2011 Stone Awards will be held on Saturday (Oct. 29) at the West Memphis Civic Auditorium at 228 W. Polk Street in West Memphis. This year’s honorees are National Civil Rights Museum Co-Founder D’Army Bailey and Ruby Wilson, the Queen of Beale Street. Red Carpet will be at 3 p.m., with interviews at 4:30. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at M’Tenzi Museum and the West Memphis Civic Auditorium Box Office by calling 870-732-7595.

SistaGirl! Night Out

Cherryl & Company will host a SistaGirl! Night Out, beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Jason’s Deli at 3473 Poplar Ave., Suite 102.

The theme is Step Up Your G.A.M.E., using the Biblical story of the relationship between Naomi and Ruth as its foundation. Shelia Lipsey, noted local author, and Monique “On the Money” Reed will be the presenters.

Each attendee is asked to wear their favorite sporting attire. Cost is $25. For more information, contact Cherryl Pigues Crite at 901-205-9603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Freedom Awards

Join the National Civil Rights Museum for the 20th Anniversary of the Freedom Awards on Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. at the Cannon Center. This year’s honorees include Usher, former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist, actor and author Hill Harper, the Rev. Samuel Kyles and actor Danny Glover, among others. Call 901-526-1813 for more information.

Parting shot

Are you going to see Ledisi and Rahshaan Patterson this weekend at the Cannon Center? If not, no sweat, yours truly will be in attendance and will update you on what you missed. So be on the lookout for the 411. Also, don’t forget to log onto www.whatshappeningmyron.com next week to download the all-new What’s Happening Myron Smartphone App. You’re gonna love it! Until then, that’s what’s happening.

(Got an event you’d like for me to cover or attend? Email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ! I’m there!)

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