Headline : ” Babies Bring, …………………BALTIMORE BACK ”
Undoubtedly, all Inner Cites via The United States share the common denominators of : Poverty ; Unemployment ; Slums; Incarceration; Ignorance; and Crime . With that said, Baltimore, MD as its counterparts , holds the exact, and or , similar stereotypes held by its ” Cousin Chaotic Cities ” . The riots which transpired last April,adjacent to the hundreds of reported homicides via the past year , certainly fueled and injected additional negative perceptions, which further escalated its deplorable image !
Its a cumbersome task, attempting to change the perception, brand, and logo of one’s Home Town ; coincidentally, its extremely difficult when sarcastic, rude, and cruel statements are sadly valid and true ! And, it is the epitome of hurtful if one was raised within the vicinity, utilizing its Water; Sewage; Public Education ; and Arts Systems to assist with one’s fulfillment and success . Therefore, instead of accepting the critical, mean, and obnoxious remarks implied about Baltimore, one particular individual , took it upon herself to modify ” Baltimore’s Blues ” and perceptions .
Traci Thomas, Age 50, is the CEO and Venture Capitalist of NTT Management Group, Inc – San Francisco, CA. She was educated, raised, and resided within Baltimore City with her late Grandparents Frank and Virginia Thomas, Sr within the 1970s, 80s, and 90s respectively. Moreover, she graduated Magna Cum Laude; National Honor Society ; Dean’s List ; and Phi Theta Kappa from Batimore County Community College – Catonsville, MD ; then, continued at Harvard University- Cambridge, MA majoring within Economics . Ultimately, she refuses to accept the corrupt and confused culture of such a familiar and loved location from which she was reared, despite the opinions of so many infinite International Critics !
After losing her father this past December, Traci literally experienced falling into a New World, via a crash landing at 3000 Miles Per Hour, composed of sadness; shock; grief; and loss. She thought best to participate in a New Beginning, such that she could survive mentally and emotionally! What better, innovative, and imaginable way, than with that of : Children
Traci thought to reinvent and rejuvenate Herself and Baltimore simultaneously , by way of : Small Businesses , Suppliers ; Venues; Tourism; and Transportation by financing a ” Kirk-Kennedy ” Party; theoretically, Kirk is her 2 Year Old baby cousin . It’s within everyone’s best benefit to engineer a ” Baby Bash, ” which would host 300 Guests, whereas all would engage in complimentary: Rides; Food; Prizes; Arcades; Music; Theater; Arts ; Crafts and Slides to be held at The Palladium – Baltimore, MD ! Furthermore, her Colleagues; Associates; and Friends from other cities, nationwide, are invited to the event, such that they may witness ” Baltimore’s Best or Better ” , and return home with another and more significant description of the city ! Somehow, the metaphor of : Starting Over From Scratch , deems appropriate , as children deliver and produce such positive, powerful , and productive energy. Additionally, it seems via the strategy of assisting ” Baltimore Businesses ” via their contributions to the party; ironically, ” Pain ” is by all means, transformed into ” Power ” .
Lastly, despite so much slander stating that Baltimorians are barbaric , lazy , uneducated , and or, imbeciles; coincidentally, there are many individuals , such as or greater than Traci , who are intelligent, brave, and courageous enough to go into hell; then, they creatively know how to ………………RAISE IT !