EVENT RECAP: Texas Black Expo ft LeToya LuckettThursday, June 02, 2016
I guess I should call myself an event blogger as well? For years I've been covering events on my blog. Most of the events I cover have a strong fashion focus, and others appeal to my other interests, like Comicpalooza and the Texas Black Expo. Sometimes I even post about an event, to showcase the outfit that I wore to the event. Either way, I've covered enough events that I should officially tag line my blog Fashion, Lifestyle & Event Blog! Ha! A week ago, I attended the Texas Black Expo (TBE) for the first time. This was actually the first time I personally heard of TBE, but it's been around in Houston since 2007. Spinning from the Houston Black Expo, President Jerome Love and Vice President Shannon Cormier, Ph.D wanted to foster year-round community engagement with events around the state of Texas. The official mission statement of TBE is as follows:
Texas Black Expo, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate growth and development within urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives.
The Expo was held May 12th - 15th at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate for the expo, and a few of their outdoor concert events had to be moved inside. However the Expo was able to overcome weather set-backs and quickly set-up shop for the Old School Concert on Saturday which was supposed to be outside at Discovery Green. I arrived at the Expo a little before 2pm on the 14th, right before the Diva Panel. The Diva Dialogue Panel was moderated by JJ, radio personality from 97.9 the box, and featured Singer & Actress LeToya Luckett, and Jalene Mack, Entertainment Lawyer. I was able to snag a front-row seat to this inspiring panel of African-American females! They ladies talked about their individual careers and gave great advice on staying focus and living a healthy lifestyle. There was also a Q&A session after the moderated panel and the ladies stayed to answered questions from ladies in the audience.
|Such a cute stage, right?|
|For those of you who don't know, LeToya Luckett is one of the original members of Destiny's Child. After the group ended, LeToya pursued a solo music career and is also an actress.|
|Jalene Mack is an Entertainment Lawyer, and represented clients like Bernie Mack!|
After the panel, Taylor and I walked around the tradeshow to check out the different exhibitors. There was a plethora of booths, along with individual stages where different activities were going on. There was one where a lady was leading children in a drumming lesson, and another stage featured Natural Hair Vloggers, Oh Ginelle and Naturally Tash who provided hair tips to the crowd. After perusing the exhibitors, we ran out to get some food and came for the Old School Concert that featured Case, Force MD, and Chubb Rock! I had a great time at the expo, and hopefully next year it won't rain!!
DISCOVER THE TEXAS BLACK EXPO