Binghamton celebrates Black history

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Collaborator: Rahkiya "Rocky" Brown
Published: 02/22/2022, 6:04 PM
Edited: 02/24/2022, 11:50 PM

(Binghamton, N.Y) As National Black History Month comes to an end, Broome County came together for the 4th annual Black History Expo. 

Saturday’s expo was organized by two of Binghamton’s most prominent Black women, Serita Thompson of Dayseon’s Fashion and Sulaiminah Burns of Support Black Business 607. Their collaboration brought the Black community together through talent, economic empowerment, and the celebration of Black history. 

The event included local vendors, musicians, a DJ, street performers, food, and a fashion show.

Thompson said a different theme relating to African ancestry is selected every year. This year’s theme was fashion, with many vendors offering items like handmade African jewelry, handbags, and clothing.

Burns said collaborating with Thompson for the event was a no-brainer as they share similar visions for the Binghamton Community. 

”I knew she had done the expo in the past and does a lot with and for the community,” Burns said.

This year’s expo was held at the American Legion on Main Street in from 3 to 7 pm.

Those who attended told VNN it was an uplifting experience for all. 


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