Annual Black Wall Street Business Expo held Saturday

Group of prominent figures at Black Wall Street Business Expo
Group of prominent figures at Black Wall Street Business Expo(Optimal House Media Photo)
Published: Jun. 4, 2022 at 6:59 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - On the heels of the 101 year anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre of Black Wall Street, the Financial Literacy Institute Inc. hosted hundreds of participants and vendors at the 2nd annual Black Wall Street Business Expo in Atlanta Saturday.

Officials tell CBS46 News a panel discussion was also held to educate and rebuild Black Wall Street with mechanisms and practices that fill a void in generational building and create new black-owned businesses globally.

“To put this event together and have so many people be receptive to it, means the world to me,” says Jasmine Young, CPA and Event Founder. “This continues to prove that our community wants to engage in cooperative economics, are interested in financial literacy, and want to build generational wealth.”

Several prominent figures attended the panel discussion, including Morris Brown College President, Dr. Kevin James, Psychologist and Pan-African Activist Dr. Umar Johnson, Food Network’s Master Chef Camerron Dangerfield, Atlanta TV personality Cristyl Kimbrough.

Friends of the Movement Global also presented The Black Wall Street Card - the first of its kind to place the Black Dollar into the digital ecosystem.

Officials say a $1,000 grant was awarded by the Black Wall Street Black Business Expo.