Our Mission is clear. “Connect the World Through Events.”
And while that Mission may sound simple, it’s not always easy. The last few months have not been easy. And certainly, the last few days have not been easy. Our hearts break over the clear and painful fracture in our country.
There are times to stay silent. Now is not one of those times.
We stand with those who are peacefully protesting the grave injustice of George Floyd’s death. Every man and woman is entitled to their unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Over 20,000 days ago Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.”
We cannot say it better.
Some say that America is a “failed experiment.” We think they are wrong. At its core America is hope. Hope can move mountains. Hope can heal.
Others say that we will get back to “normal” soon. We hope that never happens. We are the architects of our future. It’s our choice to let those led by self-serving political interests define our normal. We choose NO to normal. Our “new normal” is what we make it.
Connecting the World Through Events is our Mission because events are where we bond around common interests and experience life together. Together. No matter the color of our skin. Together.
Fractures can be repaired.
As our city begins to open we hope that you can find joy in connecting with one another safely. Check out these awesome black-owned businesses in Raleigh you can support.
Food & Restaurants:
- Proverbs Bakery
- Boss of Vegan
- Swahili Grill
- Oak City Fish & Chips
- Sinful Delights
- Shmack’n Plates
- What’s Poppin Gourmet Popcorn
- The Davie
- Jeddah’s Tea
- Wonder Puff
- Mama Dip’s
- Lee’s Kitchen
- True Flavors Diner
- Saltbox Seafood Joint
Shopping & Boutiques:
- U-Neak Boutique
- One of One Lab Botique
- Graffiti Panda
- Myzz J’s Tees and Thangz
- Melrose Lounge
- Social Status
- Diamond and Pearlz
Spas & Salons:
- Nail Yeah
- Tres Life
- Heavenscent By Aarynn
- Dragonfly Hooks Soap Company
- LocLife Oasis
- Naturally Unique
- Geometry Curly Hair Salon
- Honey Dip Butters
- Colors of Yoga
- Carolina United Flag Football
- TrapFit Raleigh
- Jawbreaker Boxing Raleigh
- Madam Fitness
Media & Marketing:
More Small Local Black-Owned Businesses in Raleigh:
- The Zen Succulent | Plant shop located in Raleigh + Durham
- K&C CANDLEWORKS LLC | 100% soy wax candles
- Bright Black Candles | Hand-crafted candles
- SingleBubblePop Design Studio | Interior design
- The BalloonZ Shop | Balloon & high-quality gift shop
- Cute Buttons Gift and Paper | Gift & stationary boutique
- Palm & Pin Candle Co. | Handmade soy candles
- Cocoa Body Co. | Luxury artisan soaps & skincare
Other Ways to Educate Yourself in the Triangle:
Learn more about the Pope Museum located in Downtown Raleigh, which was the home to Dr. Manassa Thomas Pope, the only African-American man to run for mayor of a Southern capital in the midst of the Jim Crow Era