Ginuwine, Michel’le, AJ Johnson, Claudia Jordan, Tasha Page-Lockhart and More at The Black Women’s Expo Dallas Presented by Toyota

The 24th Annual Black Women’s Expo presented by Toyota debuted in Dallas on the final stop of a three-city tour that kicked off in Chicago, traveled to Atlanta, and featured informative seminars, live entertainment, health & wellness screenings, hair demonstrations, fashion shows, a local entrepreneurs’ marketplace, corporate exhibitors, and a host of celebrities.

Star-studded entertainment included R&B singers Ginuwine and Michel’le along with gospel talent Tasha Page-Lockhart at the Dallas Market Center.

Radio and TV personality Claudia Jordan (left) joined actress, choreographer and healthy living expert AJ Johnson (right) during the “Bosses in Heels: Women in Media & Entrepreneurship” seminar, among several others.

Actress/director Regina King (right) discusses diversity in film and television.

Other tour highlights in Chicago and Atlanta included an inspirational keynote address by award-winning actress/director Regina King in Atlanta. Actresses Kim Fields, Kimberly Elise, OWN’s “Greenleaf” Lamman Rucker and Deborah Joy Winans and “The Haves and the Have Nots” Angela Robinson, “Married to Medicine” co-stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes and Dr. Contessa Metcalfe, Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” veteran Cynthia Bailey along with show creator Princess Banton-Lofters, VH1 “Basketball Wives” royalty Tami Roman, and syndicated radio star Angela Yee of The Breakfast Club participated in stimulating seminars. Performers who rocked the main stage included Johnny Gill, Kiana, Justin Ruff, Remy Ma, Latrice Crawford, Kenny Lewis, Amos Greer, Miss Mulatto and Larae. The 2018 Ms. All World Beauties Elite Tracy Lightner posed for photos with attendees and BWe founder Merry Green.

(l-r) “Bosses in Heels” moderator Deborah Gray-Young, D. Gray-Young Consulting, poses with panelists: Miriam Marsh, CEO MPower Holdings & Investors; Claudia Jordan, radio and television personality; AJ Johnson, actress, healthy living expert and founder, The AJ Zone; and Dr. Jennifer Gormer, CEO, Idea 2 Profit.

The Black Women’s Expo (BWe), themed #SHEMATTERS, is the nation’s longest running exposition of its kind for Black women, produced by Black women. 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.

2018 All World Beauties Elite Tracy Lightner posed for photos with attendees and BWe founder Merry Green.

Soulful singer Ginuwine performs his hit songs “Pony,” “In Those Jeans,” and “So Anxious.”

Francesca Amiker, Atlanta’s 11 Alive News, chats with Mahisha Dellinger, host of “Mind Your Business with Mahisha” airing on the OWN Channel.

The inaugural Dallas Phenomenal Woman Awards reception was held at the Dallas Cultural Center. Keynote speaker Rev. Phea Kennedy B.S. M. DIV, Senior Pastor, New Jerusalem AME Church (left) and BWe founder Merry Green (right) pose with honorees: Dr. Sheron Patterson, Hamilton Park United Methodist Church; Terry Lacy Little, Eagle Barricade LLD; Yolanda F. Davis, The International Net X Change Group; Carol Wise, Dallas Area Rapid Transit; and (not shown) U. Renee Hall, City of Dallas Police Department; and
Danielle Diaz-Clark, 330 District Court/Dallas County.

OWN’s “Greenleaf” stars Lamman Rucker and Deborah Joy Winans talk about the hit show, diversity and the need for more people of color on TV.

New tour title sponsor Toyota joined long-time corporate sponsor United Airlines in all three markets. Media partners include Radio One — Magic 94.5 and The Beat 97.9 and the North Dallas Gazette. Visit for more information.