(BALTIMORE – September 20, 2021) – Notre Maison Connects (NMC), the nonprofit founded by Jacqui Cummings, will host the Black Wall Street of Baltimore Business Walk on 25th Street between St. Paul and Howard on Sat., Sept. 25, 2021, from 12 noon to 7 pm.
The purpose is to highlight Black-owned businesses while providing quality services and products to the community as well as to raise funds that will go towards empowering children while supporting families and strengthening communities.
Over 92 businesses have signed up to participate. Invitations have also been sent to US Senator Ben Cardin, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, state Senator Mary Washington, and Baltimore City Councilman Robert Stokes.
NMC does amazing things with and for youth 18-21 years of age in Baltimore. Through their “Helping Children Thrive Campaign”, NMC works with the community to identify youth interested in life changes.
According to Cummings, “As NMC connects youth, the learning experiences are limitless.”
When asked why it is important to support local businesses, Cummings replied, “My grandparents and my dad were Black business owners. My mom runs a Black business. I am a Black business owner and my daughters are Black business owners. It’s in the blood that runs through my veins as I continue to pass it on.”
Currently, Cummings has over 29 businesses in her properties. This is an outstanding accomplishment for a person who is relatively new to development.
She added, “I believe in providing and purchasing quality services and products with excellent customer service while conducting business. I believe in us. Tulsa’s Black Wall Street was intentional! Mr. Gurley purchased 40 acres of land in 1906 and only sold to African Americans. Before Black Wall Street was bombed May 31, 1921, the Greenwood District had hundreds of Black families, businesses, a bank, a bus system, a school system and so much more.”
For more information, go to www.nmconnects.org or call 410-235-5222.