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18th Annual

Charleston 

Black Expo

March 11, 2017

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20th Annual

Columbia 

Black Expo

May 20, 2017

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Upstate

Empowerment 

Weekend

TBA

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15th Annual

Florida 

Black Expo

December 17, 2016

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Florida Schedule of Events & Information

7th Annual Taste of Black Jacksonville
Celebrating Local Caterers, Chefs, and Restaurants

Friday, October 7, 2017
TBA
7:30pm – 11:30pm

Interested Chefs: Register here

Sponsors & Exhibitors Kick-Off Reception, Unveiling of the Florida Black Pages & FL Top 20 Under 40 Recognition

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Private Event

Business Opportunity Summit
TDA
7:30 am – 9 am | Invitation only event.

Keynote:TBA

16th Annual Florida Black Expo
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Note: Doors open for seminars at 10 am
   Expo begins at 10:30a – 6 pm
Beat Battle begins at 6pm

8:00 am
Exhibitor Set-Up & Registration
10:00am
Seminars open
10:30am
Expo doors open to the public; Vendor Registration Closes
12:00pm – 12:45pm
TBA
1:30pm – 2:30pm
TBA
4:00pm – 4:30pm
TBA
4:30pm
Greek Stroll-off and Awards, Main Stage
6:00pm
Vendor Booths close; Beat Battle Jacksonville Begins
8:30pm
Beat Battle ends; Black Expo Closes


    Autograph Schedule (TBA)

BEAT BATTLE – Jacksonville
Join Black Expo South & Dream Helpers as this Jacksonville Drumline Classic comes to the Florida Black Expo!

Hosted by TBA!

Fun-for-the-entire-family-holiday

SHOPPING & FOOD VENDORS

Health & Wellness Village sponsored by Florida Blue

Greek Village hosted by the National Pan-Hellenic Council

Greek Stroll Competition

Kids Zone featuring Junior Entrepreneurs

The African American Military Exhibit

Beat Battle Jacksonville I (see right for info)

Celebrity Appearances & Live Performances

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2016 Black Expo Celebrity Guests

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2016 Exhibitors and Vendors

1 FLORIDA BLUE
2 Jacksonville Total Care
4 The Justice League of Fitness
– I WILL Workout Inc.
5 Memorial Hospital
6 Memorial Hospital
7 FLORIDA BLUE
8 FLORIDA BLUE

10 School of Accelerated Learning & Technologies Inc.
20 FLORIDA BLUE
21 Florida Department of Health in Duval
22 Florida Department of Health in Duval
23 Florida Department of Health in Duval
24 River Region
25 Ken’s Fitness & Nutrition
26 FLORIDA BLUE
27 FLORIDA BLUE
28 Rich Hunter Inc
29 Rich Hunter Inc

30 HerHair Luxe Extensions
40 Boutique 3:16
41 Boutique 3:16

42 Jelly+Faith

43 Educated Hustler Apparel
44 Home First Home Health Care
45 1 Cor 311 Publishing, LLC
46 Woodmen Life
47 METRO PCS
48 Brazil’s Waxing Center
49 Mary Kay
50 Second Wind Enterprises
53 FLOW Industry
60 FLORIDA BLUE
61 FLORIDA BLUE
62 JAXPORT
63 F.R.E.S.H. Book Festivals
64 F.R.E.S.H. Book Festivals
65 F.R.E.S.H. Book Festivals
66 COCA COLA
67 COCA COLA

68 Spiritual Awareness
69 The Authors Pen, LLC
80 FLORIDA BLUE
81 FLORIDA BLUE
82 Parker Enterprises
83 Minds of the Future Academy
84 Cruise Planners/ Sandals Resort Exclusive
85 Duckett Ent Group LLC
86 St. Augustine, Ponte Verda & The Beaches V.C.B.
87 WJXT
88 NIK Enterprises Inc.
89 Untamed Colors Cosmetics, LLC
90 Hello Tee
94 Sincerely Bagz

95 iKINOX MEDIA TV
100 JTA
101 JTA
102 JTA
103 Jack & Jill of America Jacksonville Chapter
104 RITZ THEATRE
105 RITZ THEATRE
106 Jacksonville Centre of the Arts
107 V101FM
108 93.3FM THE BEAT
110 Momentz by TJ
114 Eccentricity Jewelry Boutique
115 Duval County Black Caucus
120 JEA
122 Jacksonville Urban League

123 StepStitches
125 Legal Shield
126 Good Things Take Time
127 V101FM
128 93.3FM THE BEAT
129 MCDONALDS
130 Skykids
131 Cricket Wireless
132 Nedrah Ent
133 Crystal Paris RED
140 WELLS FARGO
142 Pillos’N Print Water’N Fire
144 J & Rodi Enterprise
145 Accord Business Solutions
146 Duval County Republican Party
147 bestbet
150 WELLS FARGO
151 Wine, Women and Wealth Educational Seminars
152
153 Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
154 Early Learning Coalition of Duval, Inc.
155 Family Support Services of North Florida
156 A+ College Prep Planner
157 WE Insure – Baymeadows
160 PRAISE 107.9FM
161 World Financial Group
162 Shiloh Baptist Church
163 Province Realty Group
164 Waldercorart Inc.
165 Riverside Presbyterian Day School
166 Blue Chip Recruiting Consultants
167 AARP c/o Livetech, LLC
170 PROJECT NEW GROUND
171 PROJECT NEW GROUND
172 Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office
174 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc.

175 Bath Fitter
177 Symmetry Direct
180 BLACK EXPO
181 904THIN
185 Project 180
190-195 CITY OF JACKSONVILLE
196 Sun City Events and Entertainment

197 SimplyRho Enterprises 3, LLC

198 MaryKay Cosmetics
202 PRP Wine International
204 ARMY

400 Serena’s Mobile Food Services Inc.
402 Clayton Concessions
404 Caribbean Sunrise Bakery
405 Cupcake Fifty Etc.

406 Soul Food Bistro

300 Alpha Phi Alpha
301 Alpha Kappa Alpha
302 Kappa Alpha Psi
303 Omega Psi Phi
305 Greek Traditions
306 Delta Sigma Theta
307 Phi Beta Sigma
308 Zeta Phi Beta
309 Sigma Gamma Rho
310 Iota Phi Theta
J’Sweets
DALA
Krumpin 4 Success Youth Entrepreneurs
Gabby Bows
Teen Leaders of America

2016 Local Artist Showcase

10:30 Jet Carter (R & B Vocalist)
10:45 William LaVant (Vocalist)
11:00 Aja Mickie (Vocalist)
11:15 J Torah (Hip-Hop)
11:30 Pretty Poison All-Star Dancers
11:45 THR33 (Gospel)
12:00 Jacksonville Centre of the Arts (Dance)
12:30 Gullah Geechee Ring Shouters

(from TV Mini Series “Roots 2” & Movie “Birth of a Nation”)

1:00 Ritz Voices
1:30 Gospel Praise Choir
1:45 Monet School of Ballet
2:00 Pink Royalette’s (Dance)
2:15 Da La Fashion Show
2:30 Attitudes Dance Studio
3:00 Chris Parker (Vocalist)
3:15 Posh Factory (Dance)
3:30 Jazzy Steppers of Jacksonville
3:45 Will Harden & the Prime Time Dancers
4:00 Linda Nelson & Friends (Vocalist)
4:30 Ngoma Thunder Drum Troop

2016 Florida Black Expo Seminar Information*

 Expo is free for all seminar attendees. You will receive proper credentials once the seminar has ended. Spaces for seminar are limited. Seminars will close once full.

Don’t forget to join us for Authors Row 1:00pm – 3:30 pm in Rooms 104 &105. Featured Authors can be found below. 

MOUTH ALL MIGHTY presented by Florida Blue


STRUCTURING YOUR BUSINESS TO SECURE FUNDING
Sponsored by the Jacksonville Urban League | Presenter: Deborah Thompson, President – DNK Consulting


LIVING LONGER, YET DYING EARLIER
Sponsored and presented by Florida Blue

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LET’S TALK CREDIT
Sponsored and presented by Wells Fargo

P.R.I.D.E. Book Club in conjunction with Florida Black Expo will host an Authors Roundtable and Book Signing

Notable authors plus many others include:

  • Evelyn Bethune (Mary McLeod Bethune’s Granddaughter),
  • Rodney L. Hurst, Sr.,  ( author of “It Was Never About A Hotdog & A Coke”)
  • Donna Gray Banks (Daytona’s F.R.E.S.H. Book Festivals Director)

Each author will provide a brief synopsis of their book and discuss:

  • How and when they become a writer
  • How they developed and perfected their writing style
  • How they determined and developed their genre

(fiction, nonfiction, romance, poetry, spiritual, playwright, etc)

  • How to obtain and select an editor, publisher or self publish
  • Who is their favorite author and who influenced them as a writer
  • Who is your target market and how do you market to them
  • Importance and impact of book clubs and book stores
  • Advise to aspiring writers

The authors will be available to answer for specific questions.  They will also have books available for purchase and signing.

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