The monthly Buy Black Marketplace event was held at the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural and Event Center.

The marketplace was organized by Cynthia “Nailah” Nelson to unite the community and encourage people to spend money with Black-owned businesses, especially for the upcoming holidays. Vendors representing over 30 Black-owned businesses attended the event. The vendors included everyone from jewelry makers, to artists, to authors, to clothing designers and many more.

In attendance were Enitra Ward, Bryanal Davis, Michael Bell, Aneesah Kuntz, Scherry Fletcher, Christy Sylvester, Chisa Sallah, Eryin Thomas, Lilith Shakti, and a host of community members and their families.