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"BLACK BOSTONIANS ARE FINDING THEIR DREAM HOMES ON THE SOUTH SHORE"

May 7th 2022

Consider the contrasting numbers: Over the last decade, Brockton saw roughly 8,000 more Black residents living there, a 27 percent jump and the highest number in Brockton’s history. There were just under 16,000 Black residents in 2000, compared to 36,000 in 2020, according to census data. Meanwhile, Boston experienced a net departure of Black residents over the last decade

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HUNDREDS ATTEND BLACK OWNED BROCKTON BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION & POP UP SHOP AT WESTGATE MALL

January 10, 2022

The Black Owned Brockton Pop-Up Market at Westgate Mall is part of an ongoing commitment by the center to promote talented local businesses of color. Shoppers will find a rotating selection of vendors featuring unique gift items including curated art, apparel, beauty products, home décor and more from local black-owned businesses.

BROCKTON 'HOLIDAY MARKET' IS A MELTING POT OF ENTREPRENEURS FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

November 26th 2021

Brockton entrepreneurs are adding a unique twist to Small Business Saturday at the Westgate Mall with a series of holiday pop-up shops in partnership with a business advocacy group, Black Owned Brockton. Twenty-five vendor tables lined up, waiting for customers to pour in and spend money on their products — selling everything from hand-poured luxury candles to clothing, natural body care products and bags.

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BLACK OWNED BROCKTON & LADY C&J CAFÉ HOSTS CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

Feb. 26th 2020

Black Owned Brockton in collaboration with Lady C&J team up to host A Taste of Culture: A Black History Month Celebration at on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Joined by Mayor Robert Sullivan, Brockton Area Branch NAACP President Phyllis Ellis, ate Rep. Claire Cronin and others.

BROCKTON OFFERS A GATEWAY TO A NEW GENERATION:

October 14th 2020

This summer, following protests over George Floyd’s death, Shaleah Gilmer launched Black-Owned Brockton, a social media platform that promotes, and tries to connect, the city’s small-business community. She’s planning events, around her day job as a youth career counselor.

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JUNETEENTH POP-UP MARKET CELEBRATES BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES AT THE WESTGATE MALL

June 19th 2021

More than 30 local vendors will showcase their art, beauty products, candles, T-shirts, hand-painted wine glasses, books, aromatherapy items and fitness apparel. 

There was an overwhelming number of vendors who wanted to participate, but they couldn't accommodate all of them because of the previous COVID-19 restrictions

POP-UP MARKET AT WESTGATE MALL TO SHOWCASE BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

October 1st, 2021

More than 25 vendors are participating in a pop-up market at the Westgate Mall designed to showcase businesses owned by people of color.

The event is sponsored by Black Owned Brockton, an advocacy organization started in June 2020 to give visibility to local minority businesses and help them get access to resources and support.

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