The Original St. Louis Natural Hair and Black Culture Expo Presents the Black History Extravaganza
For those that say there’s nothing to do in the STL, last weekend you would have been wrong. There were a number of events going on in the Lou, all featuring black owned businesses. But sadly I was only able to make it to one. The Black History Extravaganza presented by The Original St. Louis Natural Hair and Black Culture Expo team, founded by Chris At Raw Blend.
The Black History Extravaganza was held this past Sunday February 27th at The St. Louis Gateway Classic Building. With a number of vendors in the house an array of shopping choices could be made. Curly Dew By Erica Gayles was on hand with her line of hair care products, Dream Trips, Bentley Bowties, Feb Designs by Keshay and others.
And what would a day be without entertainment? There were poets, singers and dancing from the Get Fit Crew. Bentley’s Bowties were also featured in an exciting fashion showcase.
I was able to buy a beautiful pair of wooden carved earrings by Jef Jel African Art, a lovely scented body oil by Mobile Head Shop and I was even able to purchase a chemical free soap for my natural skin care routine.
The Black History Extravaganza was not just an opportunity for vendors to sell their products. This was also an opportunity to support black economics and to discover the wonderful history of blacks.
Those in attendance at the extravaganza gained knowledge by learning what Black history is and is not.
Black History Is….
- Culturally rooted in beauty, royalty and spiritual awareness….
- Rooted in love, support and comradeship….
- Birthed of a people who are intrinsically creators, educators, scientists, economists and prophets of God….
Black History Is Not…
- A narrative of a victimized black people who reside in the Americas….
- The deceitful media portrayals of black people and their role in “black-on-black” crime, self-deprivation, violence and poverty in black economics….
- The system of corporate oppression which renders black people apathetic, ignorant and devoid of ambition….
Black history is of course the history of a people who exude beauty and brilliance, a people who are powerful, strong, and resilient and a people who continue to defy the odds against ALL odds. Black history is OUR history and OUR history is to be understood, embraced and celebrated.
For more of The Black History Extravaganza presented by The Original St. Louis Natural Hair and Black Culture Expo team, visit them on Facebook.