Black Wall Street Bridgeport returns to showcase community vendors and organizations

The annual event came just in time for Black History Month and News 12's Angelica Toruno was on site to see how Black businesses were in the spotlight.

Angelica Toruno and Robyn Karashik

Feb 24, 2024, 11:26 PM

Updated 52 days ago

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Black Wall Street Bridgeport was back for its 24th pop-up event on Saturday, showcasing the work of local vendors and organizations and marking 10 years of the foundation.
The annual event came just in time for Black History Month and News 12's Angelica Toruno was on site to see how Black businesses were in the spotlight.
Anything from skincare, food, clothing and more were on display at Achievement First Bridgeport Academy. Organizer and founder Eldorado Anderson shared the mission behind the business model.
"Provide an affordable platform for new businesses, old businesses, up-and-comers, children to come, put their ideas on display,” Anderson said.
Entrepreneurs like Casey Parker, owner of The Casey Pops Shop, said she's been with Black Wall Street since the beginning and she looks forward to this event every year.
"Showcase our products to the community, but we also want our community to come out... because it's for us, it's by us and we want to be able to enjoy all of the benefits,” Parker said.
The event embraced not only oldies but newbies as well.
"I feel excited. I wasn't sure of what to expect but seeing all the crafts and all the vendors is very exciting,” said Sasha Shachabre, the owner of Sasha’s Sweet Shop.


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