Project Big Sister, a women's empowerment organization founded by EMU students, hosted an expo to help promote black excellence and black businesses at Eastern Michigan University in the Student Center Ballroom, Jan. 31.
"The Expo gives students on campus an opportunity to show off their self owned business and sell their merchandise," said Jasmine Boyd, general member of PBS.
Student businesses such as Hair Magic by Mary, Forever Fly Clothing, TriGod Clothing, Henna by Re', Nobody Big Yet, Lush Beauty, Jars of Perfection, Deanne Wiley, Tempt Me Jewelry, Jayliah Dunlap, iKurly and Hair Sedity came out to promote their brands and products on campus.
"There are over 17 student owned businesses here tonight at our event," said Social Media Chair Holder, Destiny Carter.
Members of Spoken Words Org and other aspiring rap and singing artists on campus were also invited to perform and entertain guests as they shopped around and learned more about PBS.
"This event was also held to exploit EMU's students' talents too, which is why we invited performers. There are over 14 performers here," said Carter.
In addition to the night's event, PBS is also accepting donations towards its Prom Giveaway Community Service.
"Not many girls can afford prom so we came up with the Prom Giveaway to help three selected girls who need financial help for prom," said Boyd. "We plan on helping with hair, nails, make-up and purchasing a dress for these ladies so they can have a night to remember."
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about memberships. This email can also be used to find a way to contribute to the Prom Giveaway Service Event.