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This Unique NYC Marketplace Is A New One Stop Shop For Products Created For And By Black Women | Essence Black women continue to represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States and the innovative ladies behind NYC's new Uptown Underground marketplace are on a mission to turn that statistic into a thriving force.

An intimate gathering of small businesses created, owned and operated by Black women, the Uptown Undergroundmarket place event series began as a way for founders Vanessa Wells,Veronica Wells and Andrea Reed to provide a profitable platform for their own individual ventures. Much to their surprise, when they actually brought their initial concept to life, it grew into something even bigger.


The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution. (Website).