It was a tough week for black people. We mourned the murder of Terrence Crutcher.  One of the most recent black lives lost to police violence. And watched several other unlawful acts against black bodies circulate through our news feeds. The trauma caused by reliving these moments add to the generational pain black people suffer from centuries of abuse from colonialism/racism/imperialism/& capitalism.

A Map to You Art|Shop partnered with Runway Boutique L.A.  hosted a much needed Head Wraps in the Park event this past weekend in Leimert Park. With a line up of featured live performances, workshops, and some unique vendors. The day provided a much needed celebration of blackness. But the reality of the current state of black existence was still prevalent [with a protest happening just feet away]. It is important that we hold these balanced spaces for black joy and awareness that Black Lives Matter!

Check out some of the lovely attendees:

 

 

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Lovely eco-friendly handmade jewlery @NATIVESOL

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Vintage shop with @AIYSHASINCLAIR

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Cute Canvas designs and key holders from @Boricubi

 

 

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@Chikodis_World

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@i_afropuff

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@beautymarked_cosmetics

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Handmade home decor @reflektiondesign

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The organizer of #HeadWrapsinthePark @Fashionfatima and friend

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LA Naturals Amaechina Anyanwu

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Tess and blogger Britt @brima_donna looking fly!

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There were also live performances, who all performed for free and donated their amazing talents during Head Wraps in the Park:
DJ  Tara King
Emmittjames (IG)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRn5tPHs5-I
Betty & Ahmed of B.Solomon.Sangs||@bsolomonsangs & @ahmedalabaca (IG)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86k6OfyrCMSlim Jeff ||@slimjeff (IG)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-VgS4-uwwkChristopher Watson || @CGWmusic (IG)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU3WdrU3WKsJacque Hammond || @JacqueHammond (IG)

Hold on to your black joy!

 

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