A Diaspora Vibe


A virtual Black business expo with sessions for business owners, expo hall shopping for consumers, VIP sessions, and more.


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A Diaspora Vibe –

Virtual Black Business Expo

November 27, 2020

Imagine standing in line outside your favorite Black Friday retailer; Target, Walmart, Bath & Body Works waiting to get the hottest deals of the year. Once inside their’s pushing, shoving and rude store associates.

Now imagine walking into the convention center being surrounded by warm colors, friendly sounds, language that let’s you know you’ve found your people. And then while your walking around talking to new “cousins”,  you are buying some flyy merch from your folks and getting the hottest deals of the year.

No need to experience the first anymore and no need to keep imagining about the second, because all you have to do is come to Thee Cultural Exchange and experience Thee Blackest Black Friday Ever!

Well, it’s virtual so there’s no need to pick out the perfect fit, or drive down to the convention center. All you have to do is click the button below and then open your computer on November 27th!

The Marketplace… 

SHOP, CONNECT & NETWORK WITH BLACK BUSINESSES: During the expo you will have tons of opportunities to virtually stroll through the expo hall and stop by our vendors booths where you can interact with each vendor directly through video and of course shop, shop, shop.

Grow Your Business…

SESSIONS: Educational sessions for new and Aspiring business owners. From branding to business credit we’ve got sessions on exactly what you need to grow your business.

Meet Our Upcoming Speakers

Angel Douver

Angel’s Edge Paint

Angel Douver is the founder and owner of Angel’s Edge Paint, a new hair care product line. She is a teenage entrepreneur who at 15 years old found her passion, “slaying edges” and hairstyling which led her to inventing her very own edge control.

Malaika Dowdell


A 24-year marketing veteran, Malaika Dowdell first fell in love with Marketing during coursework at Spelman College,  and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She stands apart as a marketer because of her ability to implement creative, game changing solutions, while ensuring high quality implementation in the marketplace. Ms. Dowdell has been recognized by Creative Media Awards, MSN and MIXX Awards. Currently, she is Principle at DNA Marketing, a boutique marketing firm specializing in creative business solutions for small to medium sized businesses, and founder of the forthcoming Kulima Collective, an entrepreneurial boot-camp for black women business owners. 

Brian J. Olds

Black Speakers Network

Brian J. Olds wasn’t born with a natural enthusiasm for public speaking.  A burgeoning change agent in the industry, the Baltimore native inadvertently entered into the world of speaking when he delivered his first speech to the Morgan State University Toastmasters Club in 2006. Recalling this as one of his most defining life moments, Brian instantly connected to his passion when he found himself in front of a standing ovation at the conclusion of that speech. Identified as a “curator of collaboration”, Brian specializes in empowering rising professional speakers to create clarity, streamline systems and cultivate the relationships needed to reach the unique audience they are called to serve.

Sabine Quetant

Dame Design

Sabine Quetant is a storyteller, designer and marketing strategist. Over the past 6 years, she has worked with Blavity Inc. driving creative marketing strategies and campaigns for the company’s numerous brands and platforms. In 2019, she launched an independent creative services brand, Dame Design, where she helps small businesses develop their brand aesthetics and custom designs. As a business owner working with clients and working on a team with large agencies she has cultivated a robust view of the marketing and creative landscape.

"It was well organized. I appreciated the layout of the breakout sessions, expo, stage, etc. It was similar to an in-person expo! Thumbs up on the content and experts as well! Great job!"

"[I liked] the topic(s), platform and the ability to interact with other attendees."

"I liked being promoted every few minutes it felt like. That was a great change of pace from usual events."

 ~ Vendor

"The information provided was amazing."

"I loved the virtual platform."

"I [liked] the direct interaction with the attendees."

 ~ Vendor

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