In The Boston Globe: Black businesses and community celebrated in Nubian Square block party


Bostonians celebrated Black-owned businesses Saturday in Nubian Square, sharing in a vision of Black ownership in Roxbury and reveling in the feeling of community.

The event, called “Buy the Block Party: Unity Day Edition,” aimed to combine the atmosphere of a party with the calculated strategy of advancing Black-owned businesses.

The event “honors the broader vision of economic self-sufficiency for Roxbury,” according to the Madison Park Development Corporation, one of the event’s sponsors, which is helping another sponsor, Black Market Nubian, to purchase their building on the block.

Acting Boston Mayor Kim M. Janey, whose sister and brother-in-law own Black Market and is a longtime resident of the area, spoke at the event.

Read the entire article as it originally appeared in The Boston Globe here.