The Gathering Women of Color Expo 2016 Re-cap

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending The Gathering, a two-day expo for women of color.




Years ago, The Gathering was the expo to attend if you were African American. You would see family and old friends, all while supporting black owned businesses.




After a long hiatus, The Gathering Women of Color Expo opened it's doors to women all over the Twin Cities. This year's special guests included Keynote Speaker Holly Robinson Peete, Gospel recording artist Deitrick Haddon and our very own Sounds Of Blackness as well as many others.


One of the best things about the expo is seeing all of the creative, new black owned business there are in the Twin Cities area.


Some of the vendors included:




Kingdom Jewels - Handmade jewelry.




Baking & Co. Custom Cakery





Tina Dionne Fashion





Classy Without Compromise




Taking a quick moment to grab the founder of The Gathering, Sharron Smith - Akinsanya for a picture.





And now for the highlight of the evening, Gospel artist Deitrick Haddon!






Leading the crowd in praise and worship.





You know I had to get a picture with one of my favorite gospel artists of all time.


Have you been to The Gathering?

15 comments

  1. Oh yes this looks like a place I want to be. They have these a lot in Atlanta and I have attended a few. Great to know that we can support others all in one place and have a great time

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    1. I bet the events in ATL are the best! I'd love to go to one.

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  2. This sounds it must have been a fun event. I think l would have spent my time at the cake stand. Those jars look delicious :-)

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  3. I've never been to The Gathering, but it looks like so much fun. I love being able to support our businesses and great entertainment is always a plus.

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  4. Girl, those cupcakes look good! I hope you ate a couple for me!

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    1. Sorry to say I didn't, but they looked amazing.

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  5. This looked like a great expo. I am loving that we are out there trying to make money! Those cakes look amazing.

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  6. Oh this looks like a good time. I would love to see Deitrick, his energy is incredible. This is my kind of event.

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  7. I love this so much! I love how creative we are with the products we come up with. And to hear Deitrick Haddon had to be a treat!

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  8. My wife would love this! She is a huge black business shopper.

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  9. this is so cool! the earrings were everything! Looks like a wonderful experience.

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  10. What a great experience. I love how you are showcasing a small business owner. Very nice.

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  11. This looks like a really cool experience. I love Dietrich Haddon as well! Lucky you that you got to meet him. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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