Second annual Blackity Black Holiday Market connects shoppers to Black-owned businesses


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By Kelly Milan, Spectrum News

Blackity Black Market
2023 marks the second year for the Blackity Black Market (HYFIN)

MILWAUKEE — The second annual Blackity Black Holiday Market, hosted by HYFIN Radio Milwaukee on Saturday, aimed to connect shoppers with locally owned Black businesses.

“We’re really trying to create a whole unique experience celebrating the Black culture in Milwaukee in a city that’s kind of been known as the worst city for African Americans,” said HYFIN Program Director Tarik Moody. “We want to try to change that narrative the best way we can.”

With 50 vendors and a thousand attendees this year, Moody emphasized the positive impact on the Black community.

“We know the data when it comes to Black-owned businesses,” said Moody. “It’s tougher for Black-owned businesses to grow, and a lot of them don’t have the marketing dollars. We want to use our platform to help them.”


A food court was a new addition to the market this year. It also highlighted Black businesses, including Mobay Cafe and their Caribbean delights.

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