Seitu’s World: The Conversation Room, Networking Building Black Business Expo 2021

November 16, 2021

Photos and story by Seitu Oronde

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Patricia Vestal is a small business Entrepreneur and C.E.O of Hustling Grind Movers and shakers and Networking and gathers great foods. Pat knew when she first started her that her intention was to do something better for the Harlem community.

When Pat witness black entrepreneurs out in the street selling their products she came up with the idea of doing better than standing out on the street to get people to support black business.

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Pat feels she can take the same business concept as stores to make a difference to build Black Entrepreneurs who strive for their improvement for family and the community to create opportunities to leave a legacy.

Her father was also a bodyguard for Malcolm X, this is how she received my first shahada from brother Malcolm X.

The Shahadah is the Muslim declaration of belief in the oneness of Allahu ta’âlâ and acceptance of Muhammad as God’s prophet. The Sunni declaration reads: لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله (lā ʾilāha ʾillallāh, Muḥammad rasūlu-llāh) (in Arabic) There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger. ( in English)

Pat’s father was Malcolm X’s bodyguard, Pat remembered when Malcolm X held his hand, stood back and moved over to talk with she to give the sister’s name, “Fatima”.

Meaning Arabic. From the Arabic meaning “abstain”, meaning “chaste” or “motherly”. Fatima Zahra was the daughter of Islamic prophet Muhammad and his wife Khadija.

Patricia Vestal, C.E.O. Of Black Business Expo Hustle & Grind Movers & Shakers Networking A nonprofit organization.

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