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News and updates from around the Ujima Ecosystem.

Ujima & Black Market Nubian Announce New Partnership to Create Dynamic Community Hub

Boston Ujima Project (Ujima) and Black Market Nubian are proud to announce a new partnership that will create a hub in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. The partnership will enable Ujima to utilize the space at Black Market Nubian for offices, workshops, and events, further expanding our impact and providing more opportunities for community members to connect, learn, and grow.

Our venture evolves out of the Hyperlocal Procurement Initiative, which allows Ujima the opportunity to engage in direct procurement of goods and services from Ujima Good Business Alliance members like Black Market Nubian. This approach serves as a complement to, and bridge between, Ujima Fund investment and other forms of support offered by Ujima, such as Consumer Organizing, Marketing Support, and Consumer Campaigns.

One of the exciting events coming up is the UGBA Gathering, a quarterly opportunity for UGBA members and technical assistance partners to get to know one another, mix and mingle over refreshments, and discuss with Ujima staff how we can best support your business. Additionally, Ujima will host multidisciplinary artist and musician Ahya Simone, in a performance and conversation about her genre-defying approach to film, art, sound, and more.

We invite our members to visit us at Black Market Nubian at 2136 Washington St in Roxbury.


About Black Market:

Black Market is a mission-driven business founded by Visionaries Kai and Christopher Grant that serves as the cultural hub for the neighborhood of Roxbury located in the geographical center of the City of Boston. Since its founding in 2017, Black Market has been embarking on fulfilling a mission to reignite the creative economy while closing the quarter of a million wealth gap amplifying the cultural importance of Nubian Square as a space of placemaking — enhancing the public realm through art and design, but also one of place keeping — ensuring that current residents and entrepreneurs of Roxbury have the ability to cultivate a higher quality of life, wealth and thrive in its new renaissance.

About Boston Ujima Project

The Boston Ujima Project is a Black-led, democratic, member-run organization building a cooperative business, arts, and investment ecosystem in Boston, with a mission to return wealth to working-class communities of color. Ujima is bringing together neighbors, workers, business owners, investors, organizers, and artists, to create a community-controlled economy in our city.

For more information about Boston Ujima Project and Black Market Nubian, please visit their respective websites at and


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