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Texas Black Expo: Empowering African-American Businesses

The annual Texas Black Expo, the state’s largest African-American empowerment festival, runs Thursday through Sunday (June 11-14) at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The four-day event features speakers from the business world, business advice for African-American entrepreneurs, a trade show, and a concert. Houston businessman Jerome Love founded the event in 2004 because, he […]

The annual Texas Black Expo, the state's largest African-American empowerment festival, runs Thursday through Sunday (June 11-14) at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

The four-day event features speakers from the business world, business advice for African-American entrepreneurs, a trade show, and a concert.

Houston businessman Jerome Love founded the event in 2004 because, he says, a big part of strengthening African-American communities in Texas means strengthening African-American businesses. We welcome your questions and comments for Jerome Love.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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