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Annual Black Health Expo Returns Virtually

Melanated Natural Essentials (formerly known as Always Gift Baskets and Natural Essentials) is partnering with Exquisite Enterprises, Inc. for the 4th year of their AGB Black Health Expo. This year’s expo is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at noon. All events will take place online due to the current world health crisis.

Both locally owned and operated organizations collaborate yearly to organize this event to bring awareness to issues surrounding health and wellness in the black community. The event features vendors from black owned businesses within the health and wellness, and hospitality industries to collectively educate the public on new methods and tips for improving and maintaining overall health.

While the vendors are the highlight of the event, there will also be an interactive panel discussion for professionals and leaders within health care to answer questions. There will also be food and musical performances from local artists.

Damion Owens, co-owner of Melanated Natural Essentials (with his wife Dametria) said “This is an annual celebration for us, that we hope is a wake up call for people in attendance to make better decisions when it comes to their health.”

Melanated Natural Essentials is a black, family-owned hair and skin care product company, established by the Owens’ in Summerville, South Carolina in 2015. Mr. and Mrs. Owens both had a desire to contribute to their community (with their 100% natural products) while building a legacy for their family and filling a need.

“Health is an issue that goes overlooked and undiscussed often in the black community. We create products that will make you feel great and smell good, but also encourage you to question and research the products that you consume and use on a daily basis,” Mrs. Owens added.

The Black Health Expo, hosted online by Kimberly Bowman of Exquisite Enterprises, Inc., is free for all to attend, learn, engage and be inspired. Always Gift Baskets is looking for sponsors to assist in furthering their mission and helping them reach as many people within the African American community as possible.

Anyone interested in learning more about the event or becoming a sponsor should can visit or call (843) 605-1311 for more information.

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