Actress Regina King delivered a keynote address on the importance of Black representation behind the scenes in Hollywood during “Diversity in the TV/Film Industry” at the Black Women’s Expo (BWe) Atlanta that was held August 10-12 at the Georgia International Convention Center.
King was among several celebrities that participated in the amazing weekend events. Cynthia Bailey introduced a new signature line of handbags – CB VIOR. Marketing guru Rushion McDonald, who formerly negotiated movie and book deals for Steve Harvey, conducted his “Money Making Conversation” during the expo as well. AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition presented “Rise Above: An Intimate Conversation on Sex and Loving Self” featuring OWN Network’s “Greenleaf” star Lamman Rucker (Jacob Greenleaf) and Angela Robinson (Veronica Harrington) of “The Haves and the Have Nots. OWN also presented “Clips and Conversations” live on the BWe mainstage showcasing the brand new series “Mind Your Business with Mahisha.” “Ask the Doctors: An Intimate Health & Wellness Conversation” featured “Married to Medicine” co-stars Dr. Heavenly and Dr. Contessa. And, Atlanta’s own rapper Miss Mulatto will talk with youth at the BWe Teen.
Presented by Toyota, the Black Women’s Expo, themed #SHEMATTERS, is the nation’s longest running exposition of its kind for Black women, produced by Black women. BWe is just as important today as it was when it began. Created as a platform for Black women to engage around key political, economic and social issues; educate themselves, empower each other, and celebrate their collective strength, BWe continues to offer seminars, workshops, and entertainment for today’s Black woman.
The highly-anticipated Black Women’s Expo kicked off its 24th year in Chicago and its three city tour in April and premieres in Dallas, TX, at the Dallas Market Hall, August 25-26.