Where Black Enterprise Gets A Booth And A Boost

It's a little after 2 p.m., and Ahmad Sandidge is busy laying out hats and leather bags at his booth. In front of the display, a tall model wearing an orange-and-black African-print jumpsuit hands me a flyer describing the Sandidge Design Group, a garment-manufacturing company. Around us are some 350 other booths covering 119,000 square feet of the Jacob Javits Convention Center. A few look like miniature art galleries, exhibiting paintings and posters of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. At others, dark-suited salesmen hawk the latest software packages.

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