Nubian Hueman Expansion Project

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Raised by 123 people in 34 months

You’re woke, but what about your wardrobe?

Hi There!  I'm Anika Hobbs owner of Nubian Hueman.  We provide a platform for minority creatives to shelve their designs in a brick & mortar, Black-owned boutique. We make in-person buying for cultural goods and conscious apparel easy. Our focus is on pride while building our community and generating sustainability within the minority creative economy.

 Your contribution will enable us to increase our impact with a second store location, while cultivating collective interaction, community development, and global networking for both the designer and conscious shopper alike. Somewhere they both can call home.

Currently, we curate prodominently ethnic goods and beauty products for women within less than 500 sqft.  Although we love serving our sistahs, our brothas, full-figured women, and parents have been asking for their for their fair share too.

We are requesting your generous support to help raise $10,000 by December 25, 2016 to cover some of the expenses of building out our new space.  In order to expand, we need your help!  By investing at least $30 in Nubian Hueman, we will be one step closer to making it happen .

If Nubian Hueman has impacted you in any way, we ask that you donate and share with your network, family, friends, and groups. No amount is too small or even too big.  We've even added special perks for our super supporters.

We thank you for hearing our story and supporting our cause.  We look forward to doing the work to make this project a complete success.

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Greetings Family! We are so EXCITED to announce the opening of our second store in Baltimore, MD this weekend. I know, I know. How long ago was it since we started this campaign? Well as the poster child for incremental grown, we just wanted to give you a tidbit of what we've done in the past years since...

- Doubled the size of our DC store inside the Anacostia Arts Center
- Received a $50,000 grant through DMPED to cover capital improvements and build out
- Have worked with close to 400 artists and designers from 35 countries and six continents
- Doubled the size of our team
- Hosted a dinner in Brooklyn, NY with execs from Facebook, Spotify, Glamour Magazine, and more
- Hosted over 5k people [cumulative] for our annual Black Love Experience ( event in partnership with THEARC, Building Bridges Across the River, and City First Bank.
- Hosted a tiny desk type event featuring Esperanza Spalding in partnership with YoYo Ma and the Kennedy Center
- Hosted over 50 events in our DC store (eg. book launches, pop-ups, cooking demos, candle-making, podcast recordings, talks, birthday parties, etc.)
- Been featured in Forbes, NPR/WAMU, Fox News, Washington Post, Side Hustle Pro, and another big one but we cannot say yet... :)
- Worked with children, teens, and women from DC and Subsaharan Africa on marketing, business, and entrepreneurship.
- Completed two business incubators with WACIF and 1863 Ventures
- Won BEST OF DC for Best Clothing Store and Best Manifestation of Black Excellence (a category created just for us)
- Recently received a $10,000 grant from DSLBD towards business improvement in DC

Needless to say, we've been working. And thanks to your donations, we will continue to work and support artists of color from all over the world. We cordially invite you to our GRAND OPENING:

Saturday, August 24

Sunday, August 25

211 W. Read St
Baltimore, MD 21201

THANK YOU again for believing in us. Please click the link below to RSVP and join in for an eventful and celebratory weekend.

Hope to see you there!
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CLARIFICATION: The Mens Event is Sunday 4pm-8pm (not Monday).
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Happy Sunday!

We are only days away from completing our store and wanted to send a special invitation just to you. We've worked super hard to bring some special. A space that speaks to and inspires us all. We're so excited to present our new Mens and Kids departments and an bigger Ladies and Beauty department.

Because of your support, we're celebrating our 4 Year Anniversary AND larger store. We're increasing our impact and offering more space to our community. And this is still just the beginning...

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Hope to see you here!
Nubian Hueman Team
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Our expansion is underway!  Thanks to your belief in Nubian Hueman, continuous support, kind words,  and generous donation; we are excited to announce the first phase of our expansion plans starting June 11th.  A celebratory groundbreaking will take place at our store on June 9th.

It is because of your contribution, much more than monetary, that we are able to embark on this new chapter of growth. I cannot fully express the amount of love and support shared at every turn throughout this process. The come by for hugs, motivation, and “How can I help?” has been overwhelming.  

Nubian Hueman is expanding our space by doubling our 490 square foot store in the Anacostia Arts Center. We are knocking down the wall, rebuilding, and creating something great. The expanded location will feature a Men's department, custom furniture, dedication mural, projections, and Nubian Hueman branded artist collaborations.

We are excited about the possibilities the new space affords us AND you as we open our larger space for more creative entrepreneurs, events, and programming.  It is because of you that we are moving forward.  We ask that you continue to walk with us through this journey. Please stay connected as we seek your input and advice as a valued partner throughout this process.

Again, thank you!  We are because of you.

June 9, 2017
11am - 1pm
1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington DC 20020

Peace & Endless Blessings,
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Raised by 123 people in 34 months
Created October 13, 2016
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