In January 2016, Julee Wilson wrote of Black Girl Magic (a creation of CaShawn Thompson in 2013) as a way for people to ”celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of black women.”
And starting Saturday afternoon, you will have a chance to participate in this act of celebration within the North end’s Creston Brewery as they welcome back Black Girl Magic Vol. 2.
Like the last one, organizers Bri Ross’ and Kyd Kane’s Black Girl Magic Vol. 2 will follow the same format as the first with a showcase of black women entrepreneurs and artists market segueing into an evening celebration event.
The first one was so popular a few months ago that Ross and Kane decided to launch it again with Spoken Word Poetry by Creston Vibes: Open Sessions hosted by the organizers (both poets) throughout the event.
When I stopped by the brewery earlier this week, Ross was really excited about the special of the day, which will be Creston’s tasty fried chicken with plenty of delicious sides— a perfect treat on a summer’s day.
Later that night, folks are invited to a celebration of Black Girl Magic as they welcome yolonda Yogi lavender to the stage with a real hot dance party mixed by the one and only DJ Sun*Rise. (Here is a video
from yolonda Yogi lavender to get you excited about Saturday's celebration.)