Black Wall Street
It's the Classic for Columbus's Black Wall Street Marketplace! Austin (head of the street marketing team of CPY) was excited to meet all the vendors this year at the Classic. This year there was over 20 vendors in attendance. Culture People You loves to connect with the local small businesses and share their stories with our readers. So let's follow Austin as he travels through the marketplace.
Austins' first stop is Chipmunk Chronicles. A clothing line created by Omotayo Obayanju that pays tribute to a Different World television show. Austin sports a Hillman college hat from the university of the series.
Omotayo Obayanju always draws attention to his clothing line that bring nostalgic feelings to fans of Different World. The clothing line also has the City of Hope apparel that promotes positivity. checkout the store online at chipmunkchronicles.com/
Austin interviewed the owners of FLYT Athletics. The goal of the company is focused on teaching young ladies to reach their athletic goals. The tight knitted ownership are like family and so are their athletes. But make no mistake this company is still a competition cheer squad. Makes sure to check them out and support their building fund . https://www.flytathletics.com
Austin was taken back by the amazing art work by Evan William of EWill Studio. Each art piece tells a unique story of black history, entertainment and so much more. Evan started his visual story telling at the age of 8 and is a master at his craft. He also has wearable art as you can see from the Lebron T-shirt. Visit his website here! https://www.ewillstudio.com
"Wow so many games!" was Austins first reaction. The Buckeye Video Game Truck came prepared with all the games you can imagine. From all the classic consoles to their lucky claw game. This family company is the the life of the party. With the high demand of the event they didn't miss a beat and was able to please all gamers. If you have an event either personal or corporate visit their website and book them https://buckeyevideogametruck.com/about-us/
"Wow they have ballon characters that look like me!" was the echo in the halls when kids saw Balloons Be Poppin balloons. Austin agreed and couldn't keep his eyes off the balloons. The company carries balloons for people of color that range from gender reveal parties to graduation events. Don't let your next event pass without these balloons. https://balloonsbepoppin.com
The city of Columbus,Franklin county and other non profits programs showed up too!
Action for Children Father UP https://www.actionforchildren.org/fatherup/
VisionZero Columbus https://www.columbus.gov/vzactionplan/
Radd Squad https://raddohio.org/our-story/
We can't forgot the The Jerome Schottenstein Center which is this years location. A special thank you to Brutus Buckeye for posing for pictures!