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Mark your shopping calendar: Sunday, December 5 for DaBlaq Affair, a Pop-Up Shop Event

DaBlaq Affair's shopping pop-up featuring Black-owned small business will be EPIC and LIT, say organizers Ebony Love and Blaq Carri B.

The event is hosted by Red Gal Events, an organization that was founded by Love, co-owner of Da Jerk Pit--Evanston based restaurant--and Blaq Carrie B, an indie book author, is their second event and follows one they hosted in August with 32 vendors that was a huge success.

"When we choose to support Black-owned businesses, we’re supporting Black pride, unity, and self-determination," says Love.

"Buying Black is one of the simplest ways to continue the circulation and extend the lifespan of the dollar back into the community."

There'll be a cash bar, complimentary photo booth, and Evanstonian DJ MOB will provide the vibes.

To participate as a vendor, email for info/application. Vendor cost: $50 deposit; total $100 for an 8-ft table and two chairs, advertising and flyer distribution.

The following vendors have signed up already:

Da Jerk Pit Blaq Carrie B Claire's Korner Jamaican Cuisine Beauty by MsCheríAshley Dollhouse Baby Nkuuma’s House of Beads Nicety by Nicole V Thaxton White Boutique Marie's Soapery LLC Dessert Junkies Primerica Door Décor Mrs.C's Sassy Sensations LLC. Luxury Love Candles M2 Scent Crochet Mary Kay Blohdi Reka’s Crafty Creations Un-Cursed Threads RX Doll Baby House Da' Sweet Spot BodyGasm Life's Little Buttons 1 of One Bye, Bye Belly Whipped Dreams I’m “Sew” Natural Maria’s Avon Business Sneaky Link Up Apparel LLC Fabuniquebagz Girlfriend Boudoir Follow DaBlaqAffair:

Watch video from their last event.

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