Blackity Black Friday Pop-Up

Nov. 24

Remember when “Insecure” star Issa Rae was at the Emmy’s back in September and someone on the red carpet asked her who she was rooting for and she was like, “I’m rooting for everybody black”? Some white people clutched their pearls at this, but black people knew she was speaking our language (why do you think the Country Music Awards got a ratings bump the year Beyoncé performed?). This is like that, but in shopping form. The pop-up is sponsored by the groups Not Without Black Women, Leaders of the Beautiful Struggle, and the Greater Baltimore Urban League, three organizations that are dedicated to keeping things for us, by us. In addition to black owned and operated vendors, food trucks will also be on site. 2-6 p.m., 512 Orchard St., (443) 799-5300, free admission.

Lisa Snowden is Editor-in-Chief and cofounder of Baltimore Beat. Previously, she was an editor at Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Sun, and The Real News Network. Her work has also appeared in Essence,...

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