U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to Chair 12th Annual Texas Black Expo Juneteenth Summer Celebration in Houston

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Darryl King, CEO, Principle Partnering Group to serve as vice chair of the state’s largest African American empowerment celebration June 11-14

U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to chair 2015 Texas Black Expo in Houston.

I am honored to work with Texas Black Expo to put forth meaningful action to celebrate cultural diversity, further educational and economic empowerment, encourage self-awareness and advocate for equality.

Texas Black Expo(TBE), a 501(c)3 and host of the largest African-American empowerment festival in Texas, announced today U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, 18th Congressional District of Texas will chair the 2015 Juneteenth Summer Celebration (#TBE2015), June 11-14 in Houston and Darryl King, co-founder and chief executive officer, Principle Partnering Group, will serve as vice chair.

TBE is a nonprofit organization with a mission to stimulate growth and development within urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives. More than 20,000 attendees are expected to attend #TBE2015 which will feature health and wellness expositions, entrepreneur workshops, business networking events, youth empowerment summits, entertainment shows and a small business marketplace.

“We’ve made great strides in America with regard to equal opportunity, but as evidenced by the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate a critical section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it’s apparent there’s still work to be done,” said Congresswoman Jackson Lee. “I am honored to work with Texas Black Expo to put forth meaningful action to celebrate cultural diversity, further educational and economic empowerment, encourage self-awareness and advocate for equality.”

Congresswoman Jackson Lee is an eminent, powerful voice in Washington. Currently beginning her 11th term, 20 years, she has proven to be an effective leader and stanch defender of the Constitutional rights of all Americans. Darryl King is a successful entrepreneur who consistently works to open doors of opportunity for numerous businesses and organizations throughout Texas. King advocates for economically disadvantaged and minority communities and serves multiple statewide boards.

“To enrich Texas’ diverse communities, we must work together to cultivate feelings of pride and inclusion,” said King. “Texas Black Expo has been in a pillar in the community for more than a decade, and I delighted to join the organization in support of mission to strengthen businesses and inspire everyone.”

TBE Summer Celebration is traditionally held to correspond with the Juneteenth holiday, a significant historical observance for the African American community. The theme of the event evolves to ensure it addresses the community’s most pertinent needs. #TBE2015 is themed “Building Better Lives” and aims to connect with the organization’s mission by concentrating on three focus areas: health, technology and cultural arts.    

“Texas Black Expo was designed to galvanize African American communities across Texas with constructive messages and valuable resources,” said Jerome Love, president, Texas Black Expo. “Congresswoman Jackson Lee and Mr. King embody everything the organization stands for and their contributions to #TBE2015 will ensure we are able to reach more citizens than ever.”

For more information about Texas Black Expo events, or to become an exhibitor, visit texasblackexpo.com and connect with @TexasBlackExpo 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 texasblackexpo.com and @TexasBlackExpo on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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