Wayne State University almost never closes school, but today we have a SNOW DAY and I am TOO HAPPY! Hahaha....... :))
Yesterday on American Idol the guy reppin' Naija, Bosa Mora, got sent home... :( I got a chance to interview him a few days ago, though. I put the interview on the post about him below. You should check it out. The guy seems very humble and genuine. I pray he finds other venues to his dream. Here's lookin' at you kid! ;) Lol....
Anyways, this past Saturday was Wayne County Community College's annual Passport to Africa. I was at the Downtown campus with my mom to sell jewelry that she and I make. There were lots of vendors selling jewelry, books, clothes, soaps, lotions, and even some African stores selling plantain and other dry goods. There was so much cool jewelry, African and not, that I couldn't help but patronize some other vendors.
My mom selling her jewelry. She's been making jewelry for almost 3 years now and this was her first show. She did pretty good. :) She also found out about other events where vendors can sell their wares, so this is just a start for her.
At the table next to ours was another mother/daughter duo selling all kinds of merchandise, from perfume and purses to stuffed animals and stationary. The mother was Terry, and her daughter Taylor was quite a little businesswoman. All of 11 years old, Taylor charmed many would-be passersby to stop at her mother's table. Terry said that Taylor had been helping her sell at various shows since Taylor was 5, telling people to come on over to her mother's table. Terry was really nice and gave my mom tips for selling at different shows. Thanks Terry!
The school did a good job of putting on this event. There was a fashion show with people modeling African clothes. It was kind of funny seeing the African Americans trying to dance to the African music that was playing. Lol....I guess the rhythms were kind of strange to them. There were also professional African drummers and dancers. After wowing the audience, the dancers pulled some kids from the audience to join them.
It was a pretty fun day. Wayne County is having Passport to Africa on it's other campuses throughout the month. Check out the schedule here.