Hundreds of Black-owned businesses showcase their products at expo

ATLANTA — One organization is highlighting Black-owned businesses and African American excellence.

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The Financial Literacy Institute held the second annual Black Wall Street Expo on Saturday at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

The expo allowed attendees to shop at Black-owned businesses, and enjoy food and entertainment for all ages.

The event also included a panel discussion of high-profile guests who will share ways of building financial literacy with steps to help circulate the Black dollar and create social change.


Participating panelists included psychologist and pan-African activist, Dr. Umar Johnson, Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, Morris Brown College President Dr. Kevin James; and Financial Literacy Institute Founder, Jasmine Young, CPA.

The expo paid homage to African American heritage and will facilitate a discussion on how to best effect social change for the African American community.

The Financial Literacy Institute also awarded one business owner with a $1,000 Black Wall Street grant.

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This is the second year for the expo.