TULSA--Al B. Sure! (the rhythm & blues singer and radio personality) will be featured and a television news anchor and civic leaders will be honored at the annual Tulsa Women of Color Expo & Festival.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Osage Casino, 951 W. 36th St.
The festival is sponsored by Perry Publishing & Broadcasting.
An awards luncheon will be held, honoring:
• Jane Morrison Malone, who will be presented this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award;
• Kim Jackson, the news anchor at KTUL-TV (Channel 8), who will receive the Woman of the Year Award;
• Natalie Todd, the wife of the pastor of the Transformation Church, who will be presented the Public Servant of the Year Award;
• City Councilwoman Vanessa Hall Harper, who will receive the festival’s Impact Woman of the Year Award;
• Dana Macon, assistant principal at Monroe Demonstration academy, who will receive the Educator of the Year Award; and
• Rickesha Clark, a nursing educator, will be presented the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Businesses will offer their goods and services, as well as seminars on wellness, finances and health.
“We encourage everyone to come out and help us celebrate and applaud our women of color,” said Martha Vaughan, marketing manager of the exposition.