FUTURE 2022 DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Black Business Expo™ is designed to highlight the business endeavors of the African American population within the great state of Oklahoma. Since the state's inception, black business has been at the forefront of ensuring economic strength throughout Oklahoma. Whether in Langston, Boley, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, or Muskogee, Black business owners have endured the test of time all while ensuring sustainability.
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Asa's years of experience as a logistical officer in the United States Armed Forces as well as his work with hundreds of entrepreneurial leaders have inspired the success of of this initiative.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Q: Isn't there already an Oklahoma Black Business Expo?
The answer would be no. Though there are events throughout the state of Oklahoma at various times, there is not a consolidated event to ensure maximum impact and exposure.
Q: Where will the event take place?
The Oklahoma Black Business Expo will take place in Oklahoma City.
Q: If I am not Black why would I want to attend?
You will want to attend because it is highly likely that you are aware of all the businesses that are located in Oklahoma and ran by someone of a different ethnic background.
Q: Will I have to pay to enter the event?
The answer is no. The event is free to attend for all.
Q: How many Black people are in Oklahoma?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Oklahoma has 3,450,654 individuals in the state. Of those, 260,968 identify as Black or African American only. Also, 284, 766 individuals in Oklahoma count themselves as mixed with Black or African American and another race which represents 8.3% of the population.
Q: What's the point of this event if it is meant to cause more division than unity?
The great state of Oklahoma has a rich history. One of landruns, football and racism from it's inception. Senate Bill One, which was approved on December 18, 1907 was known as the "coach law". This law was to be the foundation of other Jim Crow type of laws that would be intertwined into the culture. The Oklahoma Black Business Expo serves as a beacon of proof that ALL businesses can now operate with the same opportunities as any other. Rather than an intent of division, this event serves only as a way to market one aspect of economic development which is also done for women and veteran-owned businesses.
Q: Will there be more to do than purchase good and services?
Most definitely! Please subscribe with your first name and email to ensure you receive updates.
Q: Why will there not be a Oklahoma Black Business Expo in 2021?
Our desire is to ensure the health and safety of every human that is connected to this event. At this time there is not enough proven evidence that states it is safe to have a large scale event in Oklahoma.
Q: What organization or individual is behind this event?
The Oklahoma Black Business Expo is being brought to you by the Leveaux Foundation which is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2016. The executive director of the Leveaux Foundation is Asa Leveaux.
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