African Marketplace & Drum Circle

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Twitter: @AfricanMktplace
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Operating as usual

10/17/2021

Fashion Show at 1:30 pm today. Come down & check us out! #pullup

10/17/2021

Yoga Time with 11:00 AM @semayawii. Come Join Us!!!

People have asked what the @mridleythomas indictment means for the African Marketplace.Honestly, we don’t know. 🤷🏽‍♀️Whe...
10/17/2021

People have asked what the @mridleythomas indictment means for the African Marketplace.

Honestly, we don’t know. 🤷🏽‍♀️

When our permit was issued in April, Ridley-Thomas did not support the marketplace.

Since April, numerous conversations between MRT, @weareafricatown and @leimertparkvillagevendors were had. Some of those conversations were not amicable & most ended in an impasse.

Finally, in September, we got to a point where MRT agreed to review our requests.

Our requests were:

1) Reduce the fees imposed on our market. These are fees NOT required of other markets. We pay $3,000/week in city required fees and that’s before any of our other operational costs.

2) Refund fees we have paid. The fees paid directly to the city were approximately $3,879. Which MRT refunded. However, we have paid over $75,000 dollars to third party vendors for services required as part of our permit (barriers, private security & onsite private EMT).

3) We requested financial support, because our Marketplace answers many issues currently plaguing the City. We have gotten more than 20 non-food street vendors permitted thru the Bureau of Services. We have gotten 15 food vendors permitted thru LA County Health Dept. We provide weekly food giveaways, hotel rooms for our houseless community in Leimert, free yoga for wellness & many other community services.

MRT requested info from us in order to review our requests. We sent the info. But before we received a response from MRT, the indictment was announced.

So, we are at a place of questions & no answers. Will MRT still have the authority & ability to approve our requests? If not, then who will take his place? Will they support the marketplace? Will they grant our requests? We just don’t know.

The marketplace will go on as planned every Sunday, but honestly with the excess fees imposed on our permit…we just don’t know how we’ll keep doing it.

****WHILE WE WAIT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS, WE NEED YOUR HELP & SUPPORT.****

✅DONATE - link in bio 💰
✅SHOP - support our vendors👚👗
✅ VOLUNTEER - 2gether we got this

#seeyousunday #africanmarketplace #leimertparkvillage #leimertpark #africatown #ittakesavillage #weallwegot

#plants #headwraps #beautifulqueens
10/16/2021

#plants #headwraps #beautifulqueens

#plants #headwraps #beautifulqueens

10/16/2021

Come to the African Marketplace and meet @savagelearningenvironment. Sunday 10.17.21 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Repost from @savagelearningenvironment

During this Bike and Art Study Club meeting, we stopped to focus on a Japanese stone lantern.

As we noticed and wondered about the details of the structure, our conversation dipped into geometry, geography, physics, and symbolism...

What does it stand for?
How long ago was it made?
Was it made here or in Japan or in China? How far away is Japan? How close is that to China?
How can it stand on the little arch? How does it not collapse?
Is there a real life tower that looks like this?

Is the building with the windows a hexagon?
That’s an upside down bowl that holds the arch.
The hexagon building sits on a hat, and has a hat on top also. The hats are hexagons too!

10/16/2021

Support our local Urban farms like @lacropswap

Read the comments in the original post, they need a pick up truck! @chevrolet @ford @felix_chevrolet @culvercity_chevrolet @latimes

Repost from @lacropswap

Some folks get excited about new kicks, we get pumped about fresh soil! We're putting new soil and seedlings in at the Asante Microfarm. Great vegetables start with great soil. Thank you @foothillsoils for helping us SOOO much this week and again tomorrow. Thank you @lacompost for your continued support and guidance.

#cropswapla #asantemicrofarm #organicsoil #regenerativeagriculture #lacropswap #growfoodeverywhere

10/15/2021

Happy Friday!!! As you’re out & about today, stop by and support young entrepreneurs in the community. @savagelearningenvironment lemonade pop up today from 3 pm and 6 pm. Corner of 42nd and 4th Ave in Leimert Park!

Repost from @savagelearningenvironment

FRIDAY! Come on out and get your ice cold lemonade!! 🍋🍋🍋

10.17.21 #fashionshow @themelanincollection_la @jaireic @studiobdesignsboutique
10/13/2021

10.17.21 #fashionshow
@themelanincollection_la @jaireic @studiobdesignsboutique

10.17.21 #fashionshow
@themelanincollection_la @jaireic @studiobdesignsboutique

Repost from @leimertparkvillagevendors•SUPPORT OUR ART WALK‼️
10/13/2021

Repost from @leimertparkvillagevendors

SUPPORT OUR ART WALK‼️

Repost from @leimertparkvillagevendors

SUPPORT OUR ART WALK‼️

#helpwanted #volunteersneeded #service #communitysupport
10/13/2021

#helpwanted #volunteersneeded #service #communitysupport

#helpwanted #volunteersneeded #service #communitysupport

#fashionshow #africanmarketplace #sunday
10/13/2021

#fashionshow #africanmarketplace #sunday

#fashionshow #africanmarketplace #sunday

Thank you to all the @leimertparkvillagevendors and @weareafricatown family who showed up today! @billiongodsun @imani.a...
10/12/2021

Thank you to all the @leimertparkvillagevendors and @weareafricatown family who showed up today!
@billiongodsun @imani.afi @amazingtimespartycatering @mydaddysrecipes @sawadplaceenterprise @shootfilmsnotpeeps @calidelphiaorganiclemonades @conscintegrity @amluxurylovecosmetics @lion_buttaz @temp_ta_tion_ @vickytizzle1 @hanifriley @writtenvisiion.photography
@sal_ee_uu
We support & advocate for ourselves, each other & street vendors everywhere!

We are grateful for groups like @cpcolectivo @inclusivaction & @public_counsel who fight this fight with us & for us on a daily basis.

We appreciate the family & community who come out to the African Marketplace & shop with our vendors.

#postyourproducts #whoareyou #brandingiseverything Repost from @thesourcela•#FreeGame @msmarketingpro
10/12/2021

#postyourproducts #whoareyou #brandingiseverything

Repost from @thesourcela

#FreeGame @msmarketingpro

#postyourproducts #whoareyou #brandingiseverything

Repost from @thesourcela

#FreeGame @msmarketingpro

For many years, Leimert Park has been heralded as the epicenter of Black culture in LA.  With rapid overdevelopment & ge...
10/12/2021

For many years, Leimert Park has been heralded as the epicenter of Black culture in LA. With rapid overdevelopment & gentrification, the contributions of Black people to Leimert may be reduced to nothing more than a footnote in history books.

Developers/gentrifiers are quick to commission murals of Black folk on buildings in Leimert. The irony is that within the next 5-10 years, there might not be any Black folk residing in those buildings adorned with pictures of Black folks.

Bigger irony…this only happened with the help of Black gentrifiers.

Join us & Support Black business in Leimert Park Village on Sundays. Let’s celebrate & embrace Black culture, Black Joy & Black excellence as long as we can. Come Shop. Support Black Vendors & Merchants. Make a cash donation. Volunteer your time. We need your support.

#andstillwerise #whenwefightwewin #blackfolkswinning #allskinfolkaintkinfolk #blackgentrifiers #howtokillacity #southcentral #leimertpark #leimertparkvillage #f**kgentrification #ittakesavillage #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #africatown #africanmarketplace #blackwallstreet

10/12/2021

Repost from @realdlhughley

NO LOVE FROM MY RICANS EITHER🤷🏾‍♂️🤣🇵🇷 #TeamDL #Repost @funnyaida with @make_repost
・・・
The only Christophers we acknowledge are Ríos, Wallace and Rock. #happyindigenouspeoplesday

We need people to show up & support street vendors. Tomorrow (Tuesday 10.10.21) at 9:00 am at the south lawn of City Hal...
10/11/2021

We need people to show up & support street vendors. Tomorrow (Tuesday 10.10.21) at 9:00 am at the south lawn of City Hall (200 N Spring Street).

If you can’t make it in person, swipe to see how you can support online!

#streetvendors #streetvendorsunited #leimertpark #leimertparkvillage #africatown #africanmarketplace

Repost from @kennethmejiala•When the statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from LA's Historic Grand Park!Columbus w...
10/11/2021

Repost from @kennethmejiala

When the statue of Christopher Columbus was removed from LA's Historic Grand Park!

Columbus will not be known as the one who discovered America but rather as a murderer & contributor to genocide of indigenous communities. Teach your kids the truth.

#IndigenousPeoplesDay2021 🌍 #IndigenousPeoplesDay

Repost from @southlacafe•Happy Indigenous People’s Day, NOT Columbus Day! ✊
10/11/2021

Repost from @southlacafe

Happy Indigenous People’s Day, NOT Columbus Day! ✊

10/11/2021

“I discovered it!”

Repost from @tongvatimes

#africatown #chancetherapper #billiongodsun
10/11/2021

#africatown #chancetherapper #billiongodsun

#africatown #chancetherapper #billiongodsun

#leimertparkvillage #chancetherapper
10/11/2021

#leimertparkvillage #chancetherapper

#leimertparkvillage #chancetherapper

#leimertparkvillage
10/11/2021

#leimertparkvillage

#leimertparkvillage

10/10/2021

#blackgirlmagic #drummergirl #africandrums #leimertparkvillage #africanmarketplace #gooffsis #blackculture #shebadd

SUPPORT OUR ART WALK‼️
10/10/2021

SUPPORT OUR ART WALK‼️

SUPPORT OUR ART WALK‼️

#supportsmallbusiness #supportblackbusiness #africanmarketplace #leimertparkvillage #fundraiser
10/10/2021

#supportsmallbusiness #supportblackbusiness #africanmarketplace #leimertparkvillage #fundraiser

#supportsmallbusiness #supportblackbusiness #africanmarketplace #leimertparkvillage #fundraiser

10/10/2021

Repost from @lacropswap

Forced circumstances can create habits & learned behaviors. Here are some that we hope change for the sake of our health and the environment.
👉🏾 Thinking it's normal to "have to" drive to a supermarket.
👉🏾 Buying old produce (apples are stored between 9-12 months before arriving at grocery stores).
👉🏾Large farms forcing their workers to work under inhumane conditions and paying them "by the piece," instead of by the hour.

The closest grocery stores to Asante and La Salle are over a mile and a half away, too far to walk to. They are not co-ops or stores that support local farmers, they are part of huge corporations. If they choose to close their stores, the local residents will have to drive even farther to get food. Resulting in being dependent on a food source that isn't even nutritious.

We envision a community where you can walk to get your food, know who is growing it, and treat farmworkers as the super(se)(he)(they)roes that they are.

Hope to have a microfarm on your block soon.

Eat well. Be well.

#cropswapla #lacropswap #asantemicrofarm #lasallemicrofarm #growfoodeverywhere #growfoodnotlawns #microfarms #urbanfarming #groworganic #organicsoil #fightfoodapartheid #farmworkersrights #southla #foodinsecurity #buylocal #supportlocalfarmers #equalitygardens #eatirganic #regenerativeagriculture #sharefood #communitygrown

🚨🚨🚨Vendor Opportunity 🚨🚨🚨This is a great opportunity to support other markets AND bring your products to a new group buy...
10/09/2021

🚨🚨🚨Vendor Opportunity 🚨🚨🚨

This is a great opportunity to support other markets AND bring your products to a new group buyers!

Repost from @hungeractionla

JOIN US this Wednesday at the @adamsvermontcfm ! We still have space for more local small business, crafters, food trucks, food vendors, etc! 👍🏽 Especially Korean crafters and vendors but everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends to enjoy good food, music, and win prizes 🎃

Thank you to everyone supporting our markets and our hardworking farmers and vendors 👍🏽 #food #farmersmarket #thingstodola #dtla #koreatown #supportsmallbusiness #communityevent #chuseok #fallfestival #harvest #losangeles

🚨🚨🚨Vendor Opportunity 🚨🚨🚨

This is a great opportunity to support other markets AND bring your products to a new group buyers!

Repost from @hungeractionla

JOIN US this Wednesday at the @adamsvermontcfm ! We still have space for more local small business, crafters, food trucks, food vendors, etc! 👍🏽 Especially Korean crafters and vendors but everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends to enjoy good food, music, and win prizes 🎃

Thank you to everyone supporting our markets and our hardworking farmers and vendors 👍🏽 #food #farmersmarket #thingstodola #dtla #koreatown #supportsmallbusiness #communityevent #chuseok #fallfestival #harvest #losangeles

10/08/2021
*****URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL AFRICAN MARKETPLACE VENDORS*****Before the Sunday African Marketplace was organized less than...
10/07/2021

*****URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL AFRICAN MARKETPLACE VENDORS*****

Before the Sunday African Marketplace was organized less than six months ago, everyone of us who did a “pop up” on the sidewalk or street in Leimert was subject to the street vending regulations that are being voted on by City Council.

The Sunday African Marketplace permit is not a permanent protection - we are still fighting behind the scenes to keep the permit & to keep the market running.

The SUNDAY African Marketplace place permit only protects Leimert Vendors on SUNDAY!! If these motions pass, where will you vend Monday - Saturday?!

We need you to go to @cpcolectivo page RIGHT NOW and use the link in their bio to submit a comment to City Council opposing the criminalization of LA Street Vendors.

We need you to join this fight! This is about saving your business! This is about protecting your income!

#lastreetvendors #stepup #speakout #fightforyourrights #streetvendor #streetvendors #leimertparkvillage #crenshawdistrict #southcentral #popupshop #citycouncil #ittakesavillage #vendorsunited #vendorsagainsthunger

*****URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL AFRICAN MARKETPLACE VENDORS*****

Before the Sunday African Marketplace was organized less than six months ago, everyone of us who did a “pop up” on the sidewalk or street in Leimert was subject to the street vending regulations that are being voted on by City Council.

The Sunday African Marketplace permit is not a permanent protection - we are still fighting behind the scenes to keep the permit & to keep the market running.

The SUNDAY African Marketplace place permit only protects Leimert Vendors on SUNDAY!! If these motions pass, where will you vend Monday - Saturday?!

We need you to go to @cpcolectivo page RIGHT NOW and use the link in their bio to submit a comment to City Council opposing the criminalization of LA Street Vendors.

We need you to join this fight! This is about saving your business! This is about protecting your income!

#lastreetvendors #stepup #speakout #fightforyourrights #streetvendor #streetvendors #leimertparkvillage #crenshawdistrict #southcentral #popupshop #citycouncil #ittakesavillage #vendorsunited #vendorsagainsthunger

10/07/2021

More shirts & bags from @themelanincollection_la

See ya Sunday 10/17/21 for the @weareafricatown fashion show!

10/07/2021

Vendor Spotlight: Are y’all really ready for this next fashion show? Can y’all handle jeweled shrugs by @jaireic?

Seems like fashion week is every week at the African Marketplace! Come out on 10/17/21 & experience local designers with fashions you won’t see anywhere else!

#fashionweek #blackdesigners #shrugs #jeweled #beautiful #africanmarketplace #fashionshow #leimertparkvillage #ittakesavillage #buyblack #blackbusiness

🎶: @snoopdogg

10/07/2021

Vendor Spotlight: As we get ready for the next @weareafricatown Fashion show on 10/17/21, we want to highlight one of the designers.

The Melanin Collection LA (themelanincollection_la) features one of a kind, hand designed bags & apparel.

Limited number of each design…if you see it & want, get it before it’s gone. DM @themelanincollection_la for purchases or come to the fashion show on 10/17/21.
🎶: @erykahbadu Bag Lady
#baglady #africatown #africanmarketplace #drumcircle #leimertpark #ittakesavillage #weallwegot #melanin #melaninpoppin #blackmagic #oneofakind #fashionshow

Repost from @aloeblacc•REPOST• @cpcolectivo There are 3 efforts making their way through city council that threaten to b...
10/06/2021

Repost from @aloeblacc

REPOST• @cpcolectivo There are 3 efforts making their way through city council that threaten to ban street vending or reintroduce criminal penalties.

We can’t let it happen! Let @LACityCouncil know you
support #LAStreetVendors

bit.ly/supportvendors @lascallesdelvalle @ic4ij @streetvendorsunited @brownissues @chirla_org @vivaoxnard @daylaborernetwork @streetvendorproject @suberliciousproducts @leimertparkvillagevendors

10/05/2021
10/05/2021

Starting my Tuesday with this energy!

Repost from @jayd_4040

Little mama killed dat 🔥🔥🔥
@blossom.the.clown_ @qewly
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#dance #kidsofinstagram #justdance #dancebattle #cwalk walk #getyourwalkon #cwalkchallenge #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi #gang

Address

4395 Leimert Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90008

Opening Hours

10am - 5pm

Telephone

(213) 277-8880

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