National Black Wall Street SUMMIT, Nov. 8th @Greater Baltimore Urban League :: Kweisi Mfume, Keynote in conjunction with The Greater Baltimore Urban League
The Raymond V. Haysbert, Sr. Center for Entrepreneurship


The National Black Wall Street SUMMIT 2018 “Pro-Active and Solution-Oriented!”

Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018
10 am to 2 pm

Greater Baltimore Urban League
512 Orchard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

For more information, please call at 443.858.2684
or email

Since 2011, and its Partners have been celebrating black/African American entrepreneurs and professionals as well as the people who support them regardless of race. To date, we have recognized hundreds in 5 US cities: New York, Baltimore, Washington, Atlanta and New Orleans. Honorees receive the coveted Joe Manns Black Wall Street Award by Manns Awards and Trophies in Gwynn Oak, MD.

We do this in honor of the 600 black-owned businesses that were bombed from the air and destroyed May 31-June 1, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This horrific tragedy on American soil is a constant reminder to us of what our ancestors achieved despite the racism, the violence, and the like. We are also reminded that with a little teamwork, forgiveness, and yes – love, we can accomplish even more today.

Truth be told, African Americans have over a trillion dollars in annual disposable income. Hence, it is our belief that any African American entrepreneur with a decent product or service, a good grasp of customer service, and a lot of hustle should be able to succeed in the worst of business climates.

To this end, Bmorenews in conjunction with the Greater Baltimore Urban League present the long-anticipated National Black Wall Street Summit on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Greater Baltimore Urban League. It is located at 512 Orchard Street on the cusp of Downtown Baltimore.

This event will also feature the Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards. Our theme is “Pro-Active and Solution-Oriented!”



Moderator: Jayde Duncan

10:15 – 10:45
Creative Solutions When Traditional Means Aren’t Working, Secured Credit Line
Tiana Wells-Lawson, Stanley Tucker

10:45-11 am

11-11:30 am
Meshelle Howard, Sean Stinnett, Will Holmes

11:30-11:45 Networking


11:45 am – 12:15 pm Keynote, Former Congressman and Former CEO of the NAACP, The Honorable Kweisi Mfume


Jayde The Industry, Lushy Lush, David Miller, Stan Long, Frank Johnson, Richard Muhammad

1pm – 1:30 pm
Alicia Wilson, Ricky Smith, Richard Muhammad, David Miller, Sharon D. Sauls

1:30 – 2 pm
Networking and The Joe Manns Black Wall Street Awards including Power Couples and Lifetime Achievement Awards

Sponsors include The Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development, Port Covington,, Sanjay Thomas Allstate Insurance, Cain Contracting, Inc., State Senator Antonio Hayes, Made in Bmore Clothing, Terra Café Bmore and Michael Preston Real Estate Solutions.