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Jackie Bailey (left) was a recipient of The Baltimore Times 25th Anniversary Positive People Award in 2011. Other award recipients that year include: Victoria Wynn (Total Health Care); Martena Wylie-Clinton (Wylie Global Travel); John J. Oliver (Afro American Newspapers); Joy Bramble, publisher of The Baltimore Times; Stanley W. Tucker (Meridian Management Group); and Joseph Whittaker (Morgan State University).

Jackie Bailey (left) was a recipient of The Baltimore Times 25th Anniversary Positive People Award in 2011. Other award recipients that year include: Victoria Wynn (Total Health Care); Martena Wylie-Clinton (Wylie Global Travel); John J. Oliver (Afro American Newspapers); Joy Bramble, publisher of The Baltimore Times; Stanley W. Tucker (Meridian Management Group); and Joseph Whittaker (Morgan State University).

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Tenacity, determination keys to success for health entrepreneur

Success wasn’t simply handed to Jackie Bailey. Like most women entrepreneurs who also happen to be African-American, Bailey had to endure a few doors shutting in her face, overcome higher hurdles than most and display the kind of tenacity that it ultimately takes to run a business that’s now helping to change lives.