"Wealth management was my career; the arts are my passion, but empowering people is my purpose, so I've called into action a coalition of visionaries. Our mission is to create collaborative strategies to build wealth and protect vulnerable residents and the cultural heritage of Harlem Park."
"I'm a transplant from Miami, Florida, but my mission for social change connects me to Baltimore. I moved to Charm City in 2016 to form a music & media production company in Harlem Park. Media production is why I moved here, but my passion for helping others is why I now call it home."
"I didn't plan on becoming a community activist or urban gardener. I spent most of my time behind closed doors as a musician. However, everything changed after the Freddie Gray unrest. Things have always been difficult in my Harlem Park neighborhood, but now the whole world is watching, judging, and accusing us of not caring about each other or our community. I CARE!"
"I have over 40 years of experience in construction and real estate development, particularly concerning revitalization in disinvested neighborhoods. My life's work has prepared me for the task at hand. While others are running away from West Baltimore, I'm standing in solidarity with my brothers and sisters to rebuild our communities from the ground up."
"I live in West Virginia, but I was born in Maryland. I’m an herbalist, farmer, herbal product manufacturer, and partner in the West Virginia Forest Farming Initiative. I also teach workshops focusing on Afrolachian heritage, influencing my work with field-grown herbs and forest botanicals. Before moving to West Virginia, I lived in Harlem Park, where I got involved in social activism to address food apartheid and systemic racism. My address may have changed, but I haven’t forgotten my Maryland roots or my promise to help end poverty and food insecurity in Harlem Park."
"I love Harlem Park, I've lived here my entire life, so I saw it when it was a neighborhood with fruit trees, family parks, beautiful mansions, and black-owned businesses. It's all still here, but it's buried beneath the rubble, poverty, and crime. I've always helped people but stayed in the background because I did it from my heart. But things are different now, so I must speak up so that "the people's" voices are heard loud and clear!