Philadelphia Alumnae Sponsors Buy Black Extravaganza
Submitted by Event Co-Chairs Kimberly A. Lloyd and Yvette D. Styer
The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter kicked-off Black History Month by supporting Black-Owned Businesses with a Virtual Pop-up event called “The Buy Black Extravaganza!” on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. The goal of the event was to provide minority-owned businesses with exposure to the vast purchasing power of the sorority and the community it serves. The virtual pop-up event featured members of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter: The Welcome Address from Co-Chair Kimberly A. Lloyd, the Occasion by Chapter President, Dr. Penny Sparks Nixon, the Mistresses of Ceremonies (chapter’s Dear, Diva and Doll): Victoria A. Mosley Rivers (Dear), Stacie Pinto (Diva) and Dana McCutchen (Doll) introduced each business and encouraged participants to shop after each presentation, intermission music was provided by DJ Killo and the following six Black-Owned Businesses presented their items for purchase:
• Blaqskirt – www.blacqskirt.com – Sophisticated chic apparel and accessories.
• Arts World – www.njartsworld.com – Art Framing, Sculptures and Black Art.
• Lady Elegant Fashions – www.lady-elegant-fashion.myshopify.com – High quality fashions for women who appreciate style and sophistication.
• Fatima Silver Creations – www.fatimasilvercreation.com – Quality and timeless silver jewelry.
• Elite Feet – www.elitefeet302.com – First African American owned, running specialty store in the country.
• Dolly’s Boutique & Consignment – www.dollys-boutique.com – Offers a unique shopping experience for women who expect to be treated like royalty.
This event was envisioned by Immediate Past President of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter,
Dr. Monica Johnson Taylor and came to fruition under the current President of The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, Dr. Penny Sparks Nixon.
“The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is proud to do our part in supporting black businesses. We understand that this support helps with the progression of strengthening black communities,” Nixon said. “When we choose to support black-owned businesses, we are supporting black pride, unity, and self-determination. Let’s Buy Black!”
The Economic Impact of this event will show that more than 500 people participated via the virtual pop-up event, streamed video of the event and chapter mailer that listed the participating vendors with the DST108 discount code.
The Buy Black Extravaganza Committee Members were: Co-Chairs Kimberly A. Lloyd and Yvette D. Styer, Committee Members: Sheila Mitchell Green, Carole Harvey, Stacie Pinto, Joanne Renois, Lynn Harris and Sharana Worsley. The Committee received numerous accolades from the businesses and participants. The Net Revenue from attending the event will be invested into the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter’s “Support Black Businesses Initiative” for future programs under this banner.
Submitted by Event Co-Chairs Kimberly A. Lloyd and Yvette D. Styer The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter kicked-off Black History Month by supporting Black-Owned Businesses with a Virtual Pop-up event called “The Buy Black Extravaganza!” on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. The goal of the event was to provide minority-owned businesses with exposure to the vast purchasing power …