It was the most important of all things -- it was relevant!
You could have taken The Black Love Experience and put it anywhere west of the river and it would have still been the coolest thing around for blocks. It was just that good which would explain why there was a line a block long and it was packed! Another sold out event!
The BLE encapsulated perfectly the intersection of Black pride, style, creativity, badassness and female power. There were more small business owners doing their thing than you could have shaken a stick at. It was the perfect illustration of what WE can do and on our terms. It was the perfect response to the "we need to be saved" mentality that at times can be so frustrating. She (Anika Hobbs) did that so WE could all do that.
And that is one love affair I would be more than happy to return to again.
And on that note, check out my snaps from the event. Apologies in advance but it is hard to take photos when you are having an epic time!
And a big thumbs up to my former ARCH squad and forever friends for another job well done! I love you guys!