On Saturday, Lincoln Square Mall was transformed into a celebration of Black and African culture in C-U. This was the 4th annual event, featuring food, music, dance, and rows of vendors. Here are a few images from the day.


A row of decorated slide sandals, some black with writing and others with orange and blue poofs, sit on a table in front of a row of purses. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
A Black woman with long braids, wearing a black and white trucker hat and black t shirt, sits behind a table filled with folded shirts. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
Close up of a person scooping rice out of a large container into a small black container. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
A Black woman with headphones, glasses, and a black t shirt stands in front of a balloon arch made with black, yellow, and red balloons. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
Shoppers amongst rows of vendor tables. In the foreground is a rack filled with colorful skirts on hangers. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
A table filled with candles made to look like ice cream cones. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
A Black woman with glasses and long braids, and a Black woman with glasses and a colorful headdress sit behind a table filled with knit hats and blankets. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
Close up of a display with several Egyptian sarcophagus heads. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
A colorful patterned dress on a mannequin with a beaded necklace. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
Several fringe necklaces are displayed on a table. There are also several thick bracelets stacked on top of each other. Photo by Maddie Rice.Photo by Maddie Rice.
Top photo by Maddie Rice.