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November 25, 2022
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12:00 pm
7:00 pm

BLK ASS [FRIDAY] FLEA MKT

Baltimore, MD – November 16, 2022 – BLK ASS FLEA MKT (Black Ass Flea Market), the economic ecosystem activating the Black dollar across Baltimore founded by Brianne Mobley and Sola Ekunseitan, announces BLK ASS [FRIDAY] FLEA MKT, taking place Friday, November 25 from 12 PM-7 PM at Baltimore Unity Hall.

BLK ASS [FRIDAY] FLEA MKT features 60+ vendors across art, food, apparel, accessories, lifestyle, beauty/grooming, home and technology, the perfect hub for patrons to make their holiday and everyday purchases while supporting several Black-owned businesses. BLK ASS [FRIDAY] MKT goes beyond shopping, also offering guests a vibrant, family-friendly cultural environment including DJ sets by RunningOutOfLines, DJ Trilla Kay, and Trap; photo and art installations, with Marquel Allen; a Kwanzaa installation with Alexander Jah; and children’s activities.

For those unable to make it to the in-person event, the newly launched BLK ASS META MKT is the ideal alternative. Hosted by BrickRose Exchange Metaverse from November 25-28, BLK ASS META MKT features 14 Black-owned vendors in the Metaverse, a virtual reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users.

With the goal of amplifying countless Black Owned Mid-Atlantic based businesses in Baltimore BLK ASS FLEA MKT proudly launched for the first installment of its marketplace in the Spring of 2021. BLK ASS [FRIDAY] MKT marks their 6th marketplace and, in that time, more than $300,000 in collective revenue has been earned by brands that have participated in BLK ASS FLEA MKT and other events developed by the team and over 10,000 people have been reached in Baltimore and beyond via marketplaces, partnerships, platforms, and events. Prioritizing Black buying power and business equity, this initiative aims to close the deficit of Black dollars being spent within Black businesses through its marketplaces and community events. According to a report by Selig Center for Economic Growth, the national buying power of Black people in 2019 was $1.4 trillion, however, the lifespan of the dollar in the Black-American community is only approximately six hours. One of the simplest ways to maximize the longevity of the Black dollar in the Black community is to shop Black!

Not only does BLK ASS FLEA MKT provide an atmosphere that encourages spending Black, but they also develop strategic partnerships with Black-owned businesses to enhance all aspects of the marketplace and BLK ASS experience. For Black Friday, in addition to BrickRose Exchange, BLK ASS FLEA MKT partners with JP Jackson Art and iHenry Photo Project, on exclusive artwork to promote the event. The four brands came together after meeting through Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network’s (BCAN) Scale Your Passion (SYP) Fellowship, an 8-week intensive business accelerator created for creative entrepreneurs.

Additionally, surrounding BLK ASS [FRIDAY] FLEA MKT, the BLK ASS FLEA MKT team will host a week of events at various BLK-owned brick-and-mortar locations throughout Baltimore City. Those events are listed below:

Saturday, November 19: BAFM Community Night at Baltimore Center Stage
Sunday, November 20: Sonne Daes at Sonne Studios
Tuesday, November 22: Nada Average Thanksgiving at The Empanada Lady
Wednesday, November 23: Tea Time at Hue Café & Apothecary
Saturday, November 26: Selfie with Black Santa at Nubian Hueman

BLK ASS [FRIDAY] FLEA MKT stages Friday, November 25 from 12 PM-7 PM at Baltimore Unity Hall located at 1505 Eutaw Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217. For more information and updates, check out @blkassfleamkt on Instagram or www.blkassfleamkt.com.

Baltimore Unity Hall

free

1505 W Eutaw Place
Baltimore, 21217

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