Black Wall Street at MIST Harlem, 9.14.18

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(HARLEM – September 15, 2018) – We had a ball! And MIST Harlem is “all that and a bag of chips” at 46 W. 116th Street in the heart of Harlem. As an fyi, MIST Harlem features a restaurant, a lounge, and a club. It’s a class act!

As for the Black Wall Street event, we celebrate black entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. Since its inception in Washington, D.C. in 2011, Bmorenews and its partners have recognized hundreds in New York, Baltimore, Washington, Atlanta and New Orleans with the coveted Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award. This is a part of the ongoing ORIGINAL Black Wall Street SERIES *NYC *MD *DC *ATL *NOLA.

We do this in honor of those 10,000 African Americans displaced, at least 300 killed, and some 600 African-American businesses bombed from the air and burned to the ground by a mob of angry whites May 31-June 1, 1921 in Tulsa, OK.

Last night’s event was simply spectacular with all of the right ingredients in the room. While MIST Harlem provided the perfect cosmopolitan backdrop, we were blessed to have Keira Wesley as our hostess, one super-phenomenal woman. In addition to managing MIST Harlem, she has a television background. She is a producer and actress, known for Gross People (2017) and The Montel Williams Show (1991), and loves to travel to exotic beaches.

We were also joined by Cordell Cleare, a bona fide community activist and advocate extraordinaire for the people . In 2017 she ran for City Council to represent the 9th district. She currently is Democratic District Leader for the 70th Assembly District, Part A. She also co-founded the Michelle Obama Community Democratic Club which is located in Central Harlem. She knows everybody and has a penchant to lead.

Our honorees at this black-owned establishment in the heart of Harlem included:

MIST Harlem,
Keira Wesley,
Dallas Lee Bell,
John Bunn,
Traci Walls,
Kay Marie Pressley,
Mark McPhee,
Isaac Scott,
Haydee Lee Scott,
Cleveland Manley, &
Sylvia White.

Special thanks to Manns Awards and Trophies in Gwynn Oak, MD, Odessa Hopkins, Lee Vaughan, Vito Jones, Victor Pate, Marc Polite, Marc Clarke, Bob Ingram, Linda Weaver, and all of the people who support Bmorenews.com. This is truly a team effort where “teamwork makes the dream work!”

Much love also to the Greater Baltimore businesses and strategic partners that help make this happen. They include: The Greater Baltimore Urban League, the Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development, The Northwest Voice Newspaper, The Power Magazine, Sanjay Thomas Allstate Insurance, John Bugg State Farm Insurance, Thomas Hardnett, Port Covington, Mano Swartz Furs, Chesapeake Habitat, Bates & Garcia Attorneys at Law, Murphy Falcon & Murphy, Commercial Contractors, Beauty Plus – Baltimore’s Premier Black-owned Beauty Supply Store (2107 N. Charles Street), Next Phaze Cafe (114 E. Lexington St.) and Land Of Kush Vegan Restaurant (Eutaw and MLK).