The Nineteenth Annual Black Women’s Expo was a fun event that showcased the best of African-American women’s talents and experiences. The festival was filled with informative seminars, exciting performances, and many chances for women to support each other’s businesses.
Susan Taylor, Sherri Shephard, and Faith Evans were just some of the celebrities that graced the McCormick Place stages. Taylor offered advice on mentoring and the importance of giving back. Shephard talked about family and her new book , Plan D. Despite the name of the event, many men were on hand at the Black Women’s Expo , like Dr. Ian Smith giving health advice to the women in the audience. Evans was a true R& B Diva and arrived fashionably late to perform her hits on the second night. Before she hit the stage, attendees were entertained by local artists Yemi Marie, trumpeter T. L. Williams, and comedian Rudy Rush who kept the crowd laughing with PG -rated jokes about family and pets.
Many celebrities were there, but the true stars at the expo were the vendors. Many were there to sell food, like The Ice Cream Lady, and other local treats. There were also jewelry vendors selling custom-made jewelry and hair care products for sale as well. Shephard’s wig line was featured, as well as natural hair care products. The Black Women’s Expo was an event that the attendees will remember as being entertaining and enlightening.