Mr. and Mrs. Grant of Roxbury are Truth. T.he R.eal U.nifiers
They have brought to Dudley Square The Black Market, a space for
independent creatives and vendors to share their visions with shoppers and the community alike. This is beyond special. This is action.
According to founders Kai and Chris Grant, “The Soul of Roxbury, our community’s beloved A Nubian Notion closed its’ doors in February 2017 after 50+ years in business. It was the only Afrocentric family business in Dudley Square that’s ownership heralded from Roxbury and lives in Roxbury. In the Spirit of the Soul of Roxbury, A Nubian Notion, we honor that NOTION by actually being the NOTION—and launching a retail platform for Black Entrepreneurs and Artist to create sustainable wealth for generations to come.” ACTION.
Not only does Black Market stand out for its elevation of entrepreneurs, its space also welcomes a dance. Tonight, Thursday, June 29th, legendary DJ SPINNA will be playing for Black Market’s WERK NIGHT, a 7 p.m. to midnight musical experience all are welcomed to be a part of! Joining DJ Spinna will be the captured moments of Boston’s Contemporary Deep House Scene by the only one ever, John Rodrigues Brewer of Brewer Photography!!! Beauty in sound, movement and sight. Do Be A Part of This! “Werk Night is an evening of classic house music. The purpose is to release the stress of our jobs through the dance form of jacking and housing. Werk Night hours are scheduled during a work night with hours allowing you to still get a good night’s sleep (refreshed for the morning grind).” YA’ DIG?!
Tell alllllllll of your creative people and taste lovers that the BLACK MARKET IS HERE! Interested vendors can register for a table for one or both days at Black Market’s FREEDOM Pop-Up Shop on July 8th and 9th here!
Do not forget, FREEDOM Pop-Up Shop will also be tuned by DJ Chris London and there will be a public reading of Frederick Douglas’ THE MEANING OF JULY 4TH FOR THE NEGRO.
Community in action. Artists supported. Love gathered. #BLACKMARKETDUDLEY WE THANK YOU.
Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect.