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12-31-2018 | Black Press USA | The Science Princess Brings Business Savvy and Slime

By George Kevin Jordan

Its early evening on a Friday, and while many tweens may be relishing some social media time, or a chance to call friends, or even watch a movie, Maria Raquel Thomas is talking to a reporter about her business venture.

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12-14-18 | ABC Television “Good Morning Washington” | The Z-Generation Sliming Effect

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — With plans to be a doctor, scientist and an inventor when she gets older, 12-year old Maria Raquel Thomas created a calming Z-Generation Sliming Effect to help relieve stress for kids. Maria stopped by with some slime to tell us all about it.

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02-27-2018 | ABC Television “Let’s Talk Live” | Kid-preneurs: CEOs under 13

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — When they aren't playing sports or in after school clubs, these kids are running their own businesses. The catch - they're all under the age of 13. The young entrepreneurs Maria Raquel Thomas, Ronque Brown Jr. and Lexi P. sat down to talk about their successes as CEOs.

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11-6-2018 |

Ria's Slime Shop is a fast-growing company headquartered in the DC metro area. The owner, 12-year old wiz-kid, Maria Raquel Thomas, is creating a product that is calming her generation.