The 2014 Black Expo is in Columbia this week, with a full slate of events, speakers, workshops and just-for-fun activities.
The Expo starts Monday with a panel discussion titled “Young, Black and Talented” at Soco in the Vista. The discussion will feature 10 “up-and-coming young professionals who will share their success and challenges,” said Tre Tailor, spokesman for the Black Expo.
The panel discussion will be held from 6-9 p.m. SOCO is at 823 Gervais St. in downtown Columbia. Admission is $15 in advance (blackexpoybt.eventbrite.com) or $20 at the door.
Other events scheduled include:Power of Praise:
Tailor said the Black Male Summit is the focus for this year’s Expo season, which began in March in Charleston. The panel discussion will take place on the main stage from 12-2 p.m. with author, activist and media personality Michael Baisden serving as moderator and actor and hip-hop artist Bow Wow serving as host.