PIKESVILLE, MD. (WJZ) — It’s a big day for a Baltimore County teen. She’s being recognized for her work to highlight small businesses.
Fifteen-year-old Kelsey Parker created ThinkBlack. It’s an online directory where Black-owned companies can promote their business to customers for free from anywhere in the United States.READ MORE: The Fight For Cruelty-Free Cosmetics: Maryland Will Be 5th State To Ban Testing Makeup On Animals
It also comes in an app.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins University Helping India Fight Covid Surge
“So during the summer of 2020 during the racial injustices in our country and the pandemic I thought how Black businesses were affected, but we were also spotlighted. So I wanted to do things to further promote circulating our dollars and promoting our people on a bigger platform,” Parker said.MORE NEWS: Driver Sought In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash That Killed Lakisha Furnanders
Pikesville-Owings Mills Chamber of Commerce is now giving her a membership, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.