After the banks collapsed and the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac occurred in 2008, America experienced the worst economic drought since the Great Depression. Food became more expensive, rent skyrocketed and unemployment was at an all time high. Making ends meet was a must post-recession and as a result, Americans widespread became more entrepreneurial.
As a result, turning a viable talent into a hustle is today’s mandate. That meant making dinners, selling desserts, cleaning homes and selling home hair and skin care products as a necessity, rather than just an option. Over the weekend, My Black Business Matters, a Baltimore-based organization held a consortium at the Eastpoint Mall Event Center. The event, hosted by model and entrepreneur, Angel Perez housed a business expo that gave local businesses the opportunity to showcase their products.
In addition to the free wine, a delight to everyone in attendance, there was live entertainment by the event’s in-house DJ, DJ Pot, as well as spoken word. Brandon Robinson, a Pynk contributor as well as host of CBS Radio’s daily podcast, Brown and Scoop spoke candidly about the importance of investing in communities and in one another.
There were also live dance, giveaways and prizes.
For more information on My Black Business Matters, make sure to check out: www.myblackbusinessmatters.com
All Photo Credit(s): Bianca Egalite