The 2017 Texas Black Expo runs June 10-11 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The annual event focuses on strengthening Black businesses, educating and exposing youth to the world of entrepreneurship and providing events designed to inform, economically empower and strengthen Black communities.
Texas Black Expo is the largest African American empowerment festival in Texas and continues to grow in size, influence and reach. The event offers sponsors and vendors access to over 10,000 consumers. Texas Black Expo takes great pride in offering engaging events and programs that mirror the evolving socioeconomic landscape of both Texas and the nation. The theme for the 2017 Texas Black Expo is “Education. Entrepreneurship. Empowerment.”
Texas Black Expo was created to empower the community and in an effort to make the greatest impact on the surrounding community and attendees, the trade show and college fair are free events. The two-day trade show features special celebrity guest actress Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”) and includes scholarship giveaways, deals from over 100 vendors, kid’s zone, celebrity empowerment panel, a health and wellness pavilion with free health screenings and much more. The college fair for rising high school sophomores and juniors will be held on Saturday and focuses on collegiate readiness, higher education funding and the future of HBCUs.
Other events at this year’s expo include:
- “Diva Dialogue” exploring the great divide between men and women in business and relationships presented by MPAC featuring special celebrity guest Golden Brooks and moderated by entertainment attorney Jalene Mack
- “Let’s Talk Credit” presented by Wells Fargo and hosted by Derrick Rideaux, regional program consultant for Wells Fargo At Work
- “The Bour Beauty Experience” a two-day event featuring pop-up shops, hair consultations, free manicures, lash services and much more
- “Battle for the Deal Music Showcase” featuring music industry judges Bryan-Michael Cox, Chuck Creekmur and more.
For more information on events and how to get involved, visit texasblackexpo.com. Stay connected on social media platforms @TexasBlackExpo and by using the hashtag #TBE2017.