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The world's largest exchange and connector for black-owned businesses, black chambers of commerce, minority businesses, products and services. Connect with business owners and professionals in the Americas, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, everywhere. Our goals are to re-direct a higher percentage of our collective buying and spending power to each others and seek others who are willing to do so.  The BDX was founded on December 29, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.  UJAMMA.


Lou Fields is the co-founder and President of the African American Tourism Council of MD, Inc.  Working with co-founder the late Steven Pace, Errol E. Brown, Sr. and other supporters, since 1996 the Council serves as a nonprofit, educational and tourism advocacy organization which has been active in the preservation and tourism community.  The Council’s mission “is to educate research, preserve, protect and promote Maryland’s African American History & Culture as a vital and beneficial product as part of the Baltimore/Maryland tourism industry.”


Lou Fields is also the founder and first president of the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce (2005-2008) and the Black Dollar Exchange (2010).

The Council provides services to communities, organizations and public entities that are in need of research assistance and information services.  Services include referrals and development assistance in history, heritage tourism & preservation, program development, funding sources, lectures, exhibits, and special events such as dedications and tributes about notable and unknown Marylanders.  Through the Council’s tourism division we provide heritage tours across Maryland, including the popular Frederick Douglass Path to Freedom Walking Tour in historic Fells Point Baltimore, Maryland.


In his third book titled the Maryland Black Facts Book, you will find useful information and items for discussion and further research to assist students and adults to become better acquainted with the African American Experience in the State of Maryland.


The Council’s projects include…

Legacy in Racing VIP Reception, Grand Prix of Baltimore, Leon Day Negro League Park, Royal Theater Monument on Historic Pennsylvania Avenue,

• Frederick Douglass Historic Trail, Tour and Markers in Fell Point, Harriet Ross Tubman Day - State of Maryland [March 10th], Maryland Black Writers Guild, Buffalo Soldier Day in MD [February 20th], African American Historic Society of Western MD, Maryland Underground Railroad Coalition, National UGRR gatherings, Maryland Black Tourism Network, Greater Baltimore of Black Chambers of Commerce, Mid-Atlantic African American Tourism Summit (MAAATS), Black Dollar Exchange


Awards of Recognition…

• 2013 Apex Travel & Tourism Award for Distinguished Service, Travel Pros of Color, BM&T

• SBA – Maryland Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Award, May 20, 2011

• NAACP Thurgood Marshall Legacy Award, October 26, 2010

• Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce- Founder’s Award, May 28, 2009

• Keeper of the Flame Award – A Good Black Man, Inc., July 15, 2007

• Distinguished Black Marylander Award-Towson University,  February 2002

• Maryland African American Heritage

 Why Join Lou Fields & The Black Dollar Exchange (BDX)

The BDX business network is a business-to-business-to-consumer program that directs spending among its members first as as example for others to follow.  BDX connects you and your business with thousands of great business owners, professionals and consumers locally, regionally, nationally and worldwide.   Over 7,000 consumers are on the BDX e-list.  Over 1,000 friends are on our Facebook page and more on twitter and linked-in.  Every year over 1,000 people attend our programs.  This is the your Marketplace.  It’s time to bring your business.


Tips on how to make the BDX membership work for you and your business.

1.  Send frequent emails to BDX describing your business, event notices, programs, specials, products and services. . We will send it out to the BDX marketplace for you.

2. Attend BDX programs and events to meet more business owners and consumers, make and renew contacts, gain more clients, promote your business, seek contracts, keep expanding your business exposure and increasing your company’s visibility.

3. Make sure your business is in the BDX limelight for potential customers to know how to reach you.

4. Utilize the 10 features and benefits described above in the BDX benefits list.

5. Remember, your business needs outside help to succeed.  Join now and let’s get started.

6. Active BDX members can earn a six month complimentary membership by referring3 new members.

7.  All BDX members MUST do business with each other.  Support their business, in return they will support yours.


Printing discounts: BDX membership benefits with our printing partner.

Recently, I needed 500 flyers, on beige paper, printed quickly. The cost was $60.00 plus tax.  I paid $19.61! That's just one of the great benefits you and your business will receive as a member of the Black Dollar Exchange.


BDX...the network that works.

Lou Fields, Founder/CEO

Tel: 443.983.7974




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