Pikesville Teen Creates "ThinkBlack" To Promote Black-Owned Businesses

Pikesville Teen Creates "ThinkBlack" To Promote Black-Owned Businesses

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- It is a big day for a Baltimore County teen. She's being recognized for her work to highlight small businesses. 15-year-old Kelsey Parker created "ThinkBlack." It's an online directory where Black-owned businesses can promote their business to customers for free from anywhere in the United States. It also comes in an app. She tells WJZ how she got inspired.

KELSEY PARKER: So during the summer of 2020, during the racial injustices in our country and the pandemic, I saw how Black businesses were affected. But we are also spotlighted. So I want to do things to further promote circulating our dollars and promoting our people on a bigger platform.

- Good for her. Pikesville-Owings Mills Chamber of Commerce is actually giving her a membership, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony.