Entertainment

20th Annual For Sisters Only Expo Features All-Star Lineup

Tue., Sep. 20, 2011 12:25 PM EST
by McKenzie Harris

For Sisters Only

It was a big year for Atlanta’s 2011 20th annual For Sisters Only Expo. The two-day  event housed some of the biggest brands, booths, celebs and performing artists, attracting more than 250,000 African American shoppers.

Hosted by radio station, V-103, there were plenty of activities for all ages to get involved with. From clothing and accessory vendors, lash extension bars, and photo ops with Kandi Burruss and Lisa Wu Hartwell of  “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and Kita & Mo from “The T.O. Show.”

Toya Carter signed autographs

Major hair brand Outre had a sponsored “Autograph Zone” where you could meet your favorites like Toya Carter from “Tiny & Toya,” actor Hill Harper, singing group Mindless Behavior, Bern Nadette Stanis who played Thelma on the classic TV show “Good Times,” and rapper Rasheeda just to name a few.

Event attendees also enjoyed live concert performances by a great lineup consisting of Monica, Cee Lo, Tyrese, Johnny Gill, Bell Biv Devoe, Melanie Fiona, Marsha Ambrosius, Yolanda Adams, Miguel, Eric Roberson, Kindred The Family Soul, Winston Warrior and Verse Simmons.

The free Urban League Empowerment Summit featured celebrity panelists Susan Taylor, the Braxton Sisters, Terri Vaughn, Demetria McKinney, Dr. Steve Perry, Dr. Alduan Tartt and Warren Ballentine discussing taking charge of your home, career, and small business, transforming your life and reclaiming your power, creating empowered communities, saving our sisters and saving our sons.

A Health Zone with free health screenings valued at over $100 was also available to stay in tune with your mind and body. To see more photos from the event, check out the gallery below. –mckenzie harris

*photos courtesy of CME 3000

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