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Melanin on Market Pop Up Festival Celebrates African American Business, Culture

Melanin on Market Pop Up Festival Celebrates African American Business, Culture
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Melanin on Market – a celebration of African American business and culture on the 200 and 300 blocks of Market street – kicked off Thursday, and runs through Saturday.


BY   Megan Pauly  |  PUBLICATION   Delaware Public Media 

Cherne Bishop has been hand-making jewelry since she was 10 years old. The joke in her family is that she did Fashion Week before Sesame Street.

Fast forward several years, and she was studying fashion merchandising at the University of Delaware and working at Nordstrom as a stylist and eventually a manager.

Last October she opened her own business, along with a business partner who sells handmade ties and bowties..

She wanted to host Melanin on Market – a pop up market on the 200 and 300 blocks of Market St. – to bring attention to what African American entrepreneurs are already doing to bring about change in Wilmington.





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