Since my time here in Baltimore, I have been lucky enough to be able to network and politic with a number of like-minded brothers and sisters out here. One of those groups of brothers and sisters dedicated to the uplift of our people/community is called Pan-Afrikan Liberation Movement, or PLM for short. These dedicated young brothers and sisters have created many programs to help engage the community in; one of such is their monthly Afrikan Marketplace.
Their monthly Afrikan Marketplace brings together the local community and Black business owners, gaining support and exposure for these Black-owned businesses, and also instilling the local residents with a sense of Ujamaa and Umoja (cooperative economics, and unity). They are circulating Black dollars within the Black community, trying to keep our money in our own community.
PLM's Afrikan Marketplace is held every 3rd Saturday of the month from 1pm-7pm. As of this posting, the next Afrikan marketplace will be held on Saturday, November 19th. The Marketplace is held at the Maggie Quile Druid Heights Community Center, located at 2140 McCulloh Street here in Baltimore, MD. For those of you interested in participating, PLM can be contacted at 443-257-2470, or you may email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As I like to say when promoting their Afrikan Marketplace on other cyber locales....SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY!!!! SUPPORT BLACK BUSINESSES!!!!!!!!