Black business market day continues to celebrate African culture

VICTORIA, Texas – In commemoration of African-American history month, Lydia Hobbs, hosted another Black Business Market Day.

It was a fun experience for everyone, as Lydia Hobbs hosted event again at Mount Nebo Baptist Church, off of 704 East Park.

She implemented this idea earlier in February, but the first event was so successful that she’s planning to do it more often.

Many local companies were exposing a variety of products such as candles, head scarfs, wallets, place-mats, dresses, t-shirts, art, and more.

There were many unique designs, authentic patterns, and underground artwork by a local artist who goes by Tea Mac Way.

Many people were shopping local and these companies were still able to sell their products online, despite having the pandemic as a factor.

Fred Hobbs, the church’s’ pastor, who has been there for seventeen years, said this had a special significance for him.

“We can go back to our roots and how everything started with the black church and the history of the black church is about community. And community is about serving one another and so the church is an opportunity to show the community that we’re still all servants and as we serve one another. God gives us the ability to meet people where they are, to get them where they need to be,” Fred Hobbs said.

The people who attended bought products, as they learned more about African-American culture.

Also, the business owners were explaining their fashion items or artwork to the customers while they were shopping, so it was a very informative day for everyone to say the least.

If you would like to get website and social media information for these businesses to shop online, click on the links below.

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