Secretary Julian Castro to Address Texas Black Expo Attendees at #TBE2015 corporate luncheon Friday June 12 in Houston

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Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, spiritual and business leader, will deliver the keynote at the luncheon that aims to ‘Build Better Lives’

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Julian Castro, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Julian Castro, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former mayor of San Antonio, will make a special trip to Houston to address attendees at Texas Black Expo (#TBE2015) corporate luncheon, Friday June 12, 12:00 p.m., at the Hilton Americas Houston. Texas Black Expo, host of the largest African-American empowerment festival in Texas, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to stimulate growth and development within Texas’ urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives. U.S. Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee is the chair of #TBE2015, June 11-14 in Houston.

“Quality housing and vibrant communities serve as a gateway to opportunity, and HUD works every day to ensure that every American has the chance to thrive. Representative Jackson-Lee and all our local partners are essential to this mission. For as long as it takes, we'll continue to work together to help folks build better lives and stronger futures,” said, Secretary Castro.

#TBE2015 is a signature event for the 12th Annual Juneteenth Summer Celebration. June 11-14, in Houston. Senior Pastor Windsor Village United Method Church and limited partner Houston Texans (NFL), will also deliver remarks. The luncheon will gather the foremost business and community leaders, expo corporate sponsors, and elected officials from across the state to help commence the action-packed weekend of events.

“I am honored to participate in this vital community celebration,” Caldwell said. “I’ve made it my life mission to make the world a better place and I always strive to help my community. Thanks to Texas Black Expo, some of the problems we see in Texas can be addressed openly and I feel very blessed to be apart of this conversation.”

Approximately 25,000 attendees are expected to attend the #TBE2015 Summer Celebration, June 11-14 in Houston. The weekend of events will also include a star-studded lineup of celebrity performances, a health and wellness exposition, entrepreneur and youth empowerment summits, a literary symposium with renowned best-selling authors and panel discussions with celebrity guests.

“The efforts and support of Secretary Castro and Pastor Caldwell are critical to furthering the mission of TBE,” said Jerome Love, president, TBE. “I’d like to thank them, not only for being part of our event, but for their unwavering dedication to positively shaping our diverse communities.”

KPRC Channel 2, HEB and ANGA Americas Natural Gas Alliance will serve as sponsors for the Corporate Luncheon. To purchase tickets please visit and for more information. To connect with @TexasBlackExpo find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About Texas Black Expo
Texas Black Expo is a nonprofit organization with a mission to stimulate growth and development within urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives. Texas Black Expo hosts Texas' largest African-American empowerment festival, which is consistently held to coincide with the Juneteenth holiday. Founded in 2003, the Expo and has successfully touched more than 140,000 lives with business development programs, youth entrepreneurship initiatives, health and wellness expositions and community events. For more information, visit and @TexasBlackExpo on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


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