19th Annual Black Expo begins Friday

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The 19th annual Black Expo: Economic Empowerment Summit takes place today, March 9, through Saturday March 10 at several different locations in the Lowcountry.

The Empowerment Luncheon was held today at Royal Missionary Baptist Church's Conference Center.

The featured speaker was the CEO/president of the new international African American Museum, Michael Boulware Moore.

The Taste of Black Charleston is tonight at the SC Aquarium from 7:30 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Expo officials say it presents a diverse sampling of food and beverages by a variety of restaurants and vendors in the community.

The Expo says the Taste helps support and highlight predominately African-American and minority chefs and it also helps support local charities such as the Teachers' Supply Closet and the Jack and Jill Foundation.

The price starts at 75 dollars.

On Saturday, the Expo takes place at the North Charleston Convention Center. The Day Party also takes place on Saturday.

It's 15 dollars for the Day Party, 10 dollars for the Expo or 20 dollars for the Expo and Day Party Combo.

This year, the Expo has shifted from purely entertainment to the 5 pillars of economic empowerment-education, jobs, entrepreneurship, health and wealth generation.

Featured speakers this year include Roland Martin and Dr. Dennis Kimbro.

For more information go to Blackexposouth.com or call 803-254-6404.

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