Local entrepreneur empowers people for success
— Claire Tighe, WMAR-2 Baltimore
RANDALLSTOWN, Md. — The last eight months have been difficult for many people, both financially, and emotionally, as well as physically for those who’ve contracted COVID-19.
However, there are some bright spots in the year 2020.
Though the non-profit he founded, a local man is inspiring youth, empowering a community, and impacting the lives of thousands.
His name is Jason Johnson and his organization is called Black Wall Street Charm City.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) was incorporated as The National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., in 1993. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities. Additionally, the organization indicates that it represents the views of its members regarding economic and political policy issues; domestically and internationally. It is organized as a 501(c) corporation and has at least 190 chapters within the United States. The NBCC also has international chapters in the Bahamas, Brazil, Colombia, Ghana and Jamaica. As with all Chambers of Commerce, affiliate branches are committed to carrying out the goals of the main Chamber within their areas.
However, the organization is largely funded by non-African American businesses on behalf of whose interests it often lobbies, such as the fossil fuel, telecommunications, and tobacco industries, and has sometimes been accused of being a front group.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce is based in Washington, D.C.
Source – National Black Chamber of Commerce (Updated: 20 June 2020) Wikipedia. Available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Black_Chamber_of_Commerce, (Accessed: 23 October 2020)