Texas Black Expo 2016
Texas Black Expo is a non-profit organization that empowers Texas Small-Business Owners and entrepreneurs by providing them with knowledge and resources needed to succeed in an evolving marketplace. The Texas Black Expo (TBE) has been a pillar of the African American community as a year-round, multifaceted community service organization with affiliate chapters around the state. TBE is known for its two major events, the Houston Black Expo (for Summer Celebration) and its business development seminars.
TBE mission is to foster business growth and development, educate and expose youths to the world of entrepreneurship, and provide events designed to inform, economically empower and establish the local community. Their specialties are: Marketing to minority markets, small business consulting, tradeshow marketing. On May 12-15, 2016, TBE hosted the largest African-American empowerment festival in Texas. The Forward Times Newspaper was happy to join all things concerning Texas Black Expo that included kids performances, presentations by AARP and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas, and even an old school concert by some of music’s biggest artists.
For more information, visit texasblackexpo.com, or @TexasBlackExpo on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Beyoncé: Presented by Live Nation
On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Live Nation presented Beyoncé World Formation Tour at the NRG Stadium at 7:30 p.m. This was a spectacular concert by our own native Beyoncé performing some of her greatest hits.
Mayor’s Welcome Reception
On Thursday, May 5th, 2016, the Executive Director of Women’s Commission hosted by LaChristian Taylor, Governor’s Office held the Mayor’s Welcome Reception at Moody Garden’s Hotel and Spa. Senior Pastor Randy Vaughn (Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church) presented the Opening with Prayer. The Welcome was presented by LaChristian Taylor. BJ Johnson (NFL Player) presented the Introduction of Presenting Sponsor, MVP Vodka. Words of Expression were given by Garvin O’Neil (General Manager of Moody Garden’s Hotel & Spa), D’Artangen Bebel (VP Fox 26), and Ed Sadberry (President). Introduction of Honorable Mayor Tem Terrilyn Tarlton presented Reading of Red Cat Jazz Festival Proclamation, and “Key to the City” Ceremony with Tina-Knowles Lawson. The Red Cat Jazz Festival serves to preserve the rich heritage of jazz music. The 2016 Red Cat Jazz Festival included some of the biggest names in jazz. For more information about the Red Cat Jazz Festival visit their website http://redcatjazzfest.com/.