Charleston Black Expo announces celebrity appearances

Charleston Black Expo returns to the Charleston Area Convention Center on March 12.
Charleston Black Expo returns to the Charleston Area Convention Center on March 12.(Live 5/File)
Published: Feb. 8, 2022 at 6:54 AM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The 2022 Charleston Black Expo will feature appearances by actor Anthony Anderson as the keynote speaker and gospel singer-songwriter Kierra Sheard. In addition, the Expo will feature a Southern Soul Mini Concert featuring Roi C Anthony and Shelton Richardson.

The event returns as an in-person event for the first time in two years and will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center on March 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Expo allows local businesses to participate in workshops and hear from experts in the industry and includes live entertainment, youth activities, health and wellness events, celebrity signings, a national recording artist and food and drinks.

Tickets for the Charleston Black Expo are $10. Covid safety protocols will be in effect, including proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the event and a mask requirement except when eating or drinking.

The Expo is also a forum to educate, enlighten and inspire the entire community and the African American community in particular.

The Taste of Black Charleston, set for March 11 at the Ladson Exchange Park, presents a diverse...
The Taste of Black Charleston, set for March 11 at the Ladson Exchange Park, presents a diverse sample of Lowcountry dishes.(Live 5/File)

The night before the Black Expo, the Taste of Black Charleston event will present diverse samples of food and beverages by a variety of restaurants and vendors in the community.

The event is being held at the Exchange Hall at Ladson Exchange Park on March 11 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Tickets for a Taste of Black Charleston are $75. Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test 72 hours prior to the event date must be shown to be allowed entry into this event.

Charleston Black Expo was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

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