Expo – Vendors Area - Open the Entire Day,

10:00 am – 5:00 pm PST

1:00 pm - - 8:00 pm EST

Visit ten (10) expo booths to be eligible to win one of 10 Los Angeles Black Business Expo t-shirts.


Winners will be posted during the event.

Main Stage

Morning Sessions

10:00 am – 10:20 am

Naimah Crystal Mitchell and Reginald Grant,  

 Opening Ceremonies

“State of Black Business”


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10:20 pm – 10:55 am

Dr. George Fraser, CEO, FraserNet Inc.;

"Growing a Multi-Million Dollar Network."



11:00 am – 11:50

Panel 1 “Building A Sustainable Buy Black Movement” –


(Bryan Franklin, CEO BAM, Shareef Abdul-Malik, CEO, We Buy Black, Rakeem Yakobu, Black Trade Lines, Mandy Bowman, CEO, Official Black Wall Street)


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12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Kim Anthony, National Director, Urban Philanthropy Institute (UPI), “Bringing out your Absolute Best”



 Afternoon Sessions


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1:00 – 1:55 pm

Marques Ogden, Ex-NFL, CEO, Speaker; "Building Corporate Client Relationships"


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2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., National Sports Director, Rainbow PUSH, “Building for Success in the New Normal”


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2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Panel 2 Credit and Business Finance


(Dr. Stephanie Ardrey, CEO/Pres of Blu, LC Green, Jr. Business Tax Expert, Yvette Gilliam-McCullough, BBVA Comm. Building Mtg Banking, Treasure Owens, CEO Powers)


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3:00 pm – 3:30

Panel 3 “Technology Opportunities”


(Dr. Paul Ruffins, WelcomeHome.Net Chef Nikko, CEO, Fresh New, Cliff Pierre, CEO Revenue Boomers, John Matthews, CEO Prothymos, Zenobia Millet, CEO Funding


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3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel 4 “Emerging Business Opportunities”


(Bryan Franklin, CEO BAM, Thomas “TJ” Lofton, CEO Investor & Public Speaker, Dr. Rosie Milligan, Sr. Estate Planner & Consultant, Crystal Mitchell, Co-Director Recycling Black Dollars, Rico Lamitte, CEO The Suave Life


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4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel 5 “The Business of Sports”


(Bob Grant, Chairman, Ret. NFL Players Congress & Super Bowl Champion, Coach Cleon “CJ” Joseph, CEO The Fitness Syndicate, Richard Yeargin, 2x National Champion, Raymond Hardy, CEO Chosen One Sports, Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., National Sports Dir. Rainbow PUSH)


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4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel 6 “Young Guns, Doing It Big”


(Jordan Smith, Artist, CEO of Brand New Sauce Prods., Richard Yeargin, 2x National Champion, Cliff Pierre, CEO, Revenue Boomers, Crystal Victoria, CEO, Target Evolution, and Author, Sylviana Moore, CEO The Moore Foundation)

Breakout Sessions

10:50 am – 11:30 am

Panel 7 “The Business of Non-Profits”


Kim Anthony, National Dir.

Urban Philanthropy Institute (UPI), Treasure Owens, Powers, Inc., Dr. Rosie Milligan, Black Writers on Tour, Richard Yeargin, III, RY III Foundation


11:30 am – 12:10 pm

Naimah, CEO Naimah Northstar LLC.,

“The Power of You”

12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

Panel 8 "Navigating the Path to Greatness” with Accountability Partners


Justin I. Johnson, CPA Esq.,Managing Partner, Johnson & Nathaniel, LLP, Patricia Morgan, PhD. CEO, The Executive Learning Lab,

Daniel Frankson, CEO, Realtor Frankson Realty, Chris Blake, CEO Blake Corrective Solutions


12:50 pm – 1:30 pm

Dr. Stephanie Ardrey, CEO/President of Blu Diamond Group, Inc.

“Get The Bag. The 5-Step Game Plan to Securing Business Capital and Credit”


1:30 pm – 2:10 pm

Panel 9 “Your Health & Your Business"


Chef Nikko, CEO & Celebrity Chef, Lori Carter Muhammad‎ , and Dr. Franco Taylor


1:30 pm – 2:10 pm

Myracle Holloway from the Voice - The Entertainment Industry “Overcoming Obstacles in Your Life to Rise to New Heights"


2:10 pm – 2:50 pm

Panel 10

“Building Your Brand”


Linda Coleman-Willis, Business Development for Success, Cliff Pierre, Revenue Boomers, Reginald Grant, eSportsInstruction/Retire NFL Players Congress

2:50 pm – 3:30 pm

Debra Thorne, The Information Diva

What the 20% Know About Leverage That I Wish Somebody Had Shared With Me

4:10 pm – 4:50 pm

Rev. Eulisa A. Thomas, CEO and Founder, “Dream-Net Vision Board Workshop (DVBW)”