Jeff and Marciay

Jeff and Marciay made their rounds @ the Urban Expo Sunday @ America’s Center

The weekend festivities formerly known as Missouri Black Expo was repackaged by the Urban League and Black Expo Founder-turned Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis VP Tom Bailey this weekend at America’s Center. I can’t say that I was mad at all. The folks were up in there for the back-to-school portion of the programming Saturday morning. I’ve heard estimates that range from 10,000-15,000. And how about that anonymous shoe donor?! Folks were lined up a country mile to get a pair. Now I’m not going to name any names, but there were more than a few folks who complained about them not being stylish enough. They were quality, shoes. I really don’t see how anybody could have expected Red Bottoms or Jordans. There I said it. I only have two major notes for the Urban Expo if it returns in 2019 – and something tells me it will. When you have a panel discussion, if you need two rows for the panelists, you need to cut the panel size in half. Also, I would recommend that they add a secular artist for Saturday evening. Fred Hammond was great on Sunday – especially since I didn’t get lowkey bamboozled into a gospel play pretending to be a concert like we all did with Festival of Praise. After months, it feels so good to speak on my undelightful surprise. I know it’s not really of interest to y’all, so I won’t beat that dead horse.

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