The Rework Lab

A vintage marketplace meets a creative clothing workshop lab this Saturday August 24th from 3-8. Vendors, music, drinks and creative stations to bring vintage and thrifted goods to life. Buy it. Rework it. Make it your own. Free entry with donation of gently used clothing item.

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Black Girl Ventures Chicago

Black Girl Ventures works to create access to capital for Black and Brown women founders. The BGV Pitch Competition flips the traditional pitch competition on its head: we allow the audience to donate, eliminate the panel of judges, and empower the community (audience) to ask questions and vote for the winner. Donations are optional. Our partners include Google Cloud for Startups, Google Digital Coaches, and BICTech,

How does this work?

  • RSVP
  • Attend the event.
  • Listen to dynamic women pitch their businesses.
  • Vote with your dollars. Donate from $5+ to the idea you favor. Your donations go to the women!
  • All 8 women receive seed funding and/or resources for their business based on your donations.

The first place winner will receive over $5,000 in cash and prizes including:

  • Black Girl Ventures Grant (funds raised at the competition)
  • A meeting with an investor
  • A consultation with an accountant
  • Coaching with Shelly Bell
  • A podcast interview on The Brave Files PodcastCoaching from professional consultants from BICTech (Blacks in Consulting and Technology, a consortium of consultants from firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Booz Allen Hamilton, PWC, etc.
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Smart, Funny & Black with Amanda Seales – Chicago

Smart Funny & Black, Created by comedian/actress/producer, Amanda Seales (HBO Insecure) brings your favorite funny folks to the “Hall of Flava,” to compete, in a head to head battle of wits that tests their knowledge of black history, black culture, and the black experience.  After a night of fun as hell games, flanked by a live band, and a turnt up audience, each show ends with one guest, literally, taking the “L”, the other, taking the crown, and being inducted into the, “Illustrious League of Master Blacksperts”.


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30th Annual African Festival of the Arts

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.


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Black Women Leaders Retreat

Black Women Leaders Retreat in Mallorca, Spain. Enjoy 7 days with like-minded women on the beautiful island of Mallorca. We only have 3 rooms available! •

The Black Women Leaders Retreat provides a unique, luxury experience for black women to cultivate peace and serenity. Join us and be pampered in Mallorca, the ideal oasis for fun, fresh organic local food, and spectacular scenery.

The BWL Retreat series is all about building community. Come and connect with new found friends, sisterhood, and grow your professional network. But that’s not all…your fabulous facilitators Avalaura and Althea will provide you with important tools, personalized coaching, and strategies to refresh your effectiveness as women and as leaders. #wegotyoucovered •

DATES: October 28 – November 3, 2019 | 7 days, 6 nights, accommodations and daily brunch

ACCOMMODATIONS: Include airport shuttle service to hotel, daily brunch, spa access, spa treatments, excursions, workshops, and much more!


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C. Noel’s Artwork Presents: Paint On The Spot

Looking for something fun to do in Rockford join C. Noel’s Artwork husband and wife team for their Paint On The Spot. Bring your family and friends so you can paint, drink, shop, and socialize.
It’s a positive atmosphere and a time filled with fun and laughter.
**No Refunds**

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Sip & Shop Experience event is meant to highlight Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in the area while providing a networking opportunity within your community. The event is free to the public and there will be a fee for business owners/entrepreneurs who would like to participate. All are welcome, please bring your family and friends so you can shop with many vendors, all under 1 roof.

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Taking Up Space: a music + art pop up

Fresh ‘n Sassy Productions is a Multimedia platform & podcast built as a safe space for black millennial women to make their voices heard on issues affecting them.

‘Taking Up Space’ is an exhibit that showcases their artistic talents in an immersive gallery experience.

Come discover local emerging black female artists & musicians!

Support our local black-owned vendors!


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4th Annual Adult Prom Fundraiser

Join Us Saturday August 17th, 2019 For Nostalgic Vibes & Good Times At Harlem’s Best Kept Secret, Underbar, Located In The Heart Of Harlem, As We Relive & Revisit A Care-Free Time With A Adult Prom Themed Celebration.

Underbar Will Be Transformed Into A Modern Day Prom Accompanied By A Live DJ Spinning The Best 80’s & 90’s Music, Themed Cocktails & Activities. Throughout The Celebration Guest Will Get The Opportunity To Vote A Prom “King & Queen,”Best Dressed” & Other Great Categories All While We Raise Money To Provide Our Youth With Essential School Supplies.

Our 2019 Cool For School Adult Prom Purpose Is To Raise Money For The #CoolForSchool #Supply500 initiative which aims to help prepare our children appropriately for the new coming school year by supplying five hundred of Harlem’s children with proper school supplies and/or materials.

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Sisters In Charge, Inc 4th Annual Masquerade Gala Fundraiser for domestic violence awareness

Sisters In Charge Inc. is back with their 4th Annual Gala!!! Join us for an eventful event in efforts to the Sisters in Charge mission and increase awareness during the month of domestic violence on October 19, 2019 from the hours of 7:00pm-11:00pm.

The event will be held at the Dawn Event Center in Atlanta, Georgia- where all are welcomed to dinner, guest speakers, prizes, live auctions, celebrity donations and live entertainment. Sisters In Charge is also proud to announce Appearing Live~Q Parker from the group 112, Roger Bonds and music by DJ Fish.

***Early bird tickets start now – get your ticket right now!***
***Awards Ceremony, Entertainment, Special Guest Speakers, Fashion Show, Complimentary Dinner, Dance Performance by Q Parker from the group 112, Jovan MrShowtimeent Johnson, Synergy Dance ATL, Live Auction, Formal Attire require***


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