The New Renaissance
The New Renaissance Presents: Radical Joy Session - Spring 2021. Groove to the soulful sounds of Joe Davis and family from the comfort of your home - with a virtual concert experience centering healing practices and radical joy. Back by popular demand, The New Renaissance's Radical Joy Session returns with even more artists, more surprises, and, of course, more joy. The exclusive production features the freedom funk of Joe Davis & The Poetic Diaspora (Imani Waters, Traiveon Dunlap, and Nii Adjetey Mensah) with special guest musicians, local legends Walter Chancellor Jr., Deevo Dee, and Ryan Bynum; America Idol-famed singer-songwriter Dahlia Jones Hawton,; healing artist and dancer DeJaJoelle; and powerhouse Hip Hop artists Lewiee Blaze, Yevrah, and EJ Easley.
May-Anniversary featured Baker
Justina Hutton, a 27-year-old Minneapolis native; founder and owner of Just Sweet. Justina's love for baking and cake decorating began as a kid. Her grandma would bake cupcakes ALL the time, and for every single holiday on the calendar it seemed. We would bake cakes, Rice Krispy treats, cupcakes, and many other delicious treats together. A DeLaSalle High School 2012 graduate planning to pursue her Baking and Pastry Arts degree, with dreams and aspirations of becoming a celebrity cake artist took a different spin due to some unfortunate events.
Issa Anniversary Box
Andre Hollingsworth is a self-taught artist from Sierra Vista, Arizona. When he was a child, his mother quickly learned that he loved coloring books. He entertained himself for hours with the ample supply of coloring books she kept at home. As Andre grew older, he became interested in comic books and began experimenting with drawing some of his favorite superheroes in his sketchbook.
Andre is committed to ensuring that art is accessible to the community in a variety of ways. His most recent project, a series of coloring books, offers adults and children an artistic activity that is both creative and soothing. He also created something special
for Prince lovers.
Andre is highly motivated to produce work that will empower young people to imagine breaking barriers in sports, music, and other industries. Through his artwork, Andre hopes to inspire young people not only to tap into their artistic creativity, but also to appreciate the continuing influence in renowned Black artists on today’s musical landscape.
We are so lucky to have him featued in the
May-Issa Anniversary Box.
Shine Bright Candle Box
Mrs Alicia Roberson is the proud mother of her creation Butter Luv Aromatics, which was conceived during the confines of a global pandemic. Recognizing the need for self care and adapting to our "new norm". Butter Luv brings a line of all natural organic items such as body butters, sugar scrubs, oils as well as bathing necessities. A firm believer in her products and motto to
RELAX, RENEW &REVITALIZE.
Alicia is one of four chandlers featured.
The perfect Mother's Day gift for the person in your life that nutured, guided and loved you.
It has been a great learnring experience to curate boxes for several Minneosta corporations. Every opportunity created a space for us to learn and grow as a company.
“Supporting Black Businesses, one box at a time"
Ordered two different boxes during the holiday season. One for my family and one to gift, and I could not be happier!Every product was amazing! We are definitely going to be buying more from the businesses that were in the box.I’m really looking forward to ordering again and seeing what else we get!
Personal delivery of unique household items, art, and other surprises - something for everyone and provides a much needed spotlight and awareness of black owned businesses... a win, win, win! Highly recommend.
I enjoyed everything in the box I received. I loved the variety of items and being able to support black entrepreneurs of all ages. I highly recommend ordering!
MNBlackBox is a great way to learn about so many different local black businesses and entrepreneurs. Your box will have a variety of products that will make you want to dig a little deeper and learn about who each amazing item. Plus, when your box is delivered it feels like Christmas...every month.
They have many options for boxes. I tried the Sweets and Treats Box and we loved it and everything inside. Unboxing was really fun. There are many different items. So many diverse and delicious treats! Treats that you know are made with love. It's great knowing you are helping local folks and their small businesses. Delivery was timely too. Highly recommended, order for yourself and for gifts!
We used Black Box for our team’s holiday presents this year - they were fantastic! It was great to learn about local companies and try new treats I’ve never had before. The Chin Chin was delicious.
Melody Iron EagleFeather
I ordered the Vegan Black Box and it was better than I expected! Beautiful arrangement with a good variety of treats. I will be ordering again!
A Special Thanks
MNBlackBox would like to thank Black Women's Health Alliance for their partnership and support.
Our cooperative work and commitment to Black Econoimcs aligns. This relationship represents both local and national businesses with a promotional platform. Visit the BEE Marketplace to find over 20 Black Entrepenuer women in business.