African American Festival Kicks Off in Baltimore
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Today, June 21, the African American Festival, sponsored by Pepsi, has kicked off in Baltimore, Maryland. Crowds have come out to enjoy music performances, giveaways and health and business advocacy resources.

Among the tents are Black Enterprise’s, which includes a golf simulation game, green screen for participants to be on the magazine cover and a booth for Shark Tank’s Rodney Sampson’s latest book, “Kingonomics.” Pepsi’s tent kicked off the fun with an empowerment session featuring author and motivational powerhouse Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, moderated by Kwame Jackson, CEO of Krimson by Kwame.

The empower session includes a meet-and-greet and book signing with Butterfield-Jones, author of The Girl Print.

Check out throughout the day for updates from this phenomenal event.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.