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Sunday, June 23, 2013

A "2013 LEADERSHIP SERIES SALUTE" Goes out to all the Exhibitors and Vendors who Supported the 2013 Texas Black Expo

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A "2013 LEADERSHIP SERIES SALUTE" Goes out to all the Exhibitors and Vendors who Supported the 2013 Texas Black Expo

By Aubrey R. Taylor
Your Thought Matters Newspaper

On Sunday, June 23, 2013 I went to church at Lakewood and on the way home decided to stop by the Texas Black Expo. Nope, Aubrey R. Taylor Communications the publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper wasn't a sponsor. But I thought it would be really nice to give my readers an inside look at expo.

Perhaps the highlight of my visit was getting the opportunity to meet Ms.Black Texas USA Cover girl and PreTeen Black Beauty for 2012-2013 (Freje Miss Cover girl Randall) whom you will see picture below.Freje Randall is ten years old and attends FBISD Goodman Elementary. She is a member of the Kids in Dance Studio and Houston Ballet. Freje attends Southwest Baptist Church the Bridge and her platform is Dancing for Diabetes.She is also the two-time pre-teen talent winner, and the recipient of the Community Service Award.

While at the 2013 Texas Black Expo, I also had the opportunity to visit several booths. Here are a few I visited: The ABC Health Connection Inc booth; The Advocare Mother and Daughter Team Houston booth; The ASG Security booth; The Bleek Technologies booth; The Congresswoman Sheila Lee booth; The Council Member Green booth; The Tattoff Booth; The Greater Houston Black Chamber Booth; The Green Mountain Energy booth; The H2H Salon booth; The HEB Diversity booth; The Houston Association of Black Psychologists booth; The Houston Chronicle Booth; The Houston Fire Department booth; The Houston Public Library; The Insphere Insurance Solutions booth; The Just Poppin booth; The Kenyan Kandy booth; The Kingdom School of Ministry booth; The KTSU Radio booth; The Mizani booth; The NAACP booth; The Nationwide Insurance booth; The NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care booth; The NouriTress Perfect Hair Products booth; The Personal Virgin Indian Hair Supplier booth; The Planned Parenthood booth; The Spinning to Win a Vacation booth; The Amazing Rubber Broom booth; The Velocity booth; and The Verizon booth.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to visit every booth. But you may want to consider attending or support The Texas Black Expo next year. The Texas Black Expo is designed to highlight African-American culture.

HERE'S THE HISTORY OF THE TEXAS BLACK EXPO PER THEIR WEBSITE

The Texas Black Expo is a non-profit organization created in 2007. It operates with a mission 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.

The producers of the Houston Black Expo, President Jerome Love and Vice President Shannon Cormier, Ph.D., formed the Texas Black Expo with a desire to brand the organization as more than a once-per-year tradeshow organization. Rather, the focus will be on delivering year-round community development events, connecting Texas businesses to the communities it serves, and developing the next generation of entrepreneurs.

The Texas Black Expo establishes affiliate chapters throughout the state of Texas that are committed to fostering the same organizational initiatives as the headquarters organization located in Houston, Texas, allowing the Texas Black Expo to expand its reach more extensively.

Prior to founding the Texas Black Expo, Jerome Love and Dr. Cormier produced the Houston Black Expo for four years first at the Reliant Center and later at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Operated by the Black Expo of Houston, LLC, the Houston Black Expo has served the Houston community since 2004 with its signature event, the “Summer Celebration.” This event has grown to become the largest African-American marketing tradeshow in the state of Texas, now drawing close to 20,000 attendees, more than 250 vendors, and numerous attractions over the course of the nationally recognized two-day weekend.

The “Summer Celebration” unites hundreds of small business vendors, corporate exhibitors, seminars, activities for children, health screenings, hair and fashion shows, and national entertainment such as Angie Stone, India Arie, Will Downing, Shirley Caesar, Deitrick Haddon, and Karen Clark & Kiki Sheard. The event is highly anticipated and locals view it as an integrated part of Houston’s community fabric.

The founders of the Texas Black Expo look forward to serving African-American Texas business communities. For more information on how to establish a local chapter in a city located within the state of Texas, please contact the organization’s headquarters office in Houston, Texas.

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SCENES FROM THE 2013 TEXAS BLACK EXPO ON SUNDAY, JUNE 2013 AT THE GRBCC IN HOUSTON

"On behalf of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper we would like to salute all the vendors, exhibitors and supporters who worked together to make the 2013 Texas Black Expo a huge success." - Aubrey

2013 Texas Black Expo ABC Health Connection Inc Booth 
2013 Texas Black Expo Advocare Mother and Daughter Team Houston
2013 Texas Black Expo ASG Security Booth 
2013 Texas Black Expo Bleek Technologies Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Congresswoman Lee Booth (pictured) LaShondria Greenwood
2013 Texas Black Expo Council Member Green Booth (pictured) Barbara Hite (left) and Yolanda Hunt 
2013 Texas Black Expo Dr Tattoff Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Greater Houston Black Chamber Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Green Mountain Energy Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo H2H Salon Booth 
2013 Texas Black Expo HEB Grocery Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Houston Association of Black Psychologists Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Houston Chronicle Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Houston Fire Department Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Houston Public Library 
2013 Texas Black Expo Houston Public Library 
2013 Texas Black Expo Insphere Insurance Solutions
2013 Texas Black Expo Just Poppin Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Kenyan Kandy Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Kingdom School of Ministry Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo KTSU Radio Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo KTSU Radio Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Mizani Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Ms.Black Texas USA Cover girl and PreTeen Black Beauty for 2012-2013 (Freje Miss Cover girl Randall) visits Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's booth
2013 Texas Black Expo NAACP Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Nationwide Insurance Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo NouriTress Perfect Hair Products Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Personal Virgin Indian Hair Supplier Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Planned Parenthood Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Spinning to Win 
2013 Texas Black Expo The Amazing Rubber Broom Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Velocity Booth
2013 Texas Black Expo Verizon Booth 
2013 Texas Black Expo Verizon Booth