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By Sameer Rao, The Baltimore Sun on

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"She has an imagination for bringing things to life," Hall said. "Most people think in 2-D. She's already mapped out the room, she's already 3-D'ed the room, she's already laid everything out."

Hall and Melton said it is important for them as Black women to work with another Black woman in a time of heightened attention to Black entrepreneurship and struggles.

"We are in a space where we're trying to get better and get more because we never got our 40 acres and a mule, to be honest," said Melton, referring to the promise of reparations to African Americans after the Civil War. "We need the representation. We need our Black and brown children to see that it's attainable. We need them to know that it can be done and it can be done well by persons of color."

As Streets continues to operate her business, she said, she expects to see others like her launch successful ventures.

"I think this year, last year and going forward, you're going to see so much Black entrepreneurship, and I think it's needed. It's a great thing ... . It's very important for people to see that your past doesn't have to determine your future."

Her path hasn't been without setbacks. For instance, she lost a trusted assistant, Reign Miller, to a heart attack last year. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic ultimately postponed many of Streets' events and pushed the bakery to close temporarily.

As for her future, Streets eventually wants to have four locations for her business, including Los Angeles, where she's already doing a lot of work. "I'm working on number 2 (location) now," she said.

 

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