A Tribute to Congressman Elijah Cummings:
There comes a time when we must slow down, take a deep breath, and thank God for the life He has allowed us to live…and thank Him for the lives of others who have left their footprint for us to follow as a path toward a better future for coming generations.
On Thursday, October 17th, we’re taking a few moments to thank God for the life of Congressman Elijah Cummings and his legacy of service. We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge his legacy. As the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce, we cherish those who have stayed the course, who have walked the walk, who have run the race for justice, equity and equality for all people. Not forgetting Congressman Cummings’s deeply rooted passion and concern for people of color and for the communities and neighborhoods in the 7th District that he represented. Specifically, West Baltimore where he resided and where he demonstrated great concern.
So on this day, the 17th of October, 2019, we pause for the cause of Congressman Elijah Cummings. Let’s take to heart his legacy by coming together as a community……a West Baltimore community….. A Baltimore City community…. To come together to bring his vision to light. That we once again become a community where we (all people in the community) prosper together. Those that are striving to take care of their families, those who endeavor to own and run prosperous businesses….A vision of a thriving community ecosystem that serves all willing and able bodies…..with the right resources in place to serve those in need.
Thank you Congressman Elijah Cummings for your example of a Servant Leader. May God bless the Cummings Family and the person who attempts to fill his shoes!
-Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce Leadership