Be Beautiful Expo 2017 Details!

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Radio-One’s 3rd annual Be Beautiful Expo 2017 is back and we want you to save the date!

March 25th, at the PA Convention Center, with a day full of music, vendors, pavilions, speaking engagements, and so much more to come!

Interested in being a vendor at Be Beautiful Expo 2017? Contact our director of sales below for more info!

Ezio Torres or by phone at 610-538-1151


BBX17 Pavillions

The Man Cave – Presented By: Look At Me Now

  • Free Haircuts
  • Beard Maintenance
  • Fashion Show
  • Men’s Style and Grooming Tips


BBX17 Sponsors

Beauty Lounge – Presented By Nate Jackson Salon & Day Spa

  • Beauty Tips
  • Fashion Show
  • Grooming & Hair Care
  • Makeovers, makeup, and much more!

Eastern University

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Education Zone – Presented By Eastern University, Harcum College and PA Virtual Charter School


State Farm Insurance Pavilion





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 Turn Your Side Hustle Into Your Main Hustle | 11am-11:45am | Room 119A

Moderator – Megan Ryte, Boom 103.9 

Make a living doing what you love. Hear from experts from around the country who have made significant strides as entrepreneurs.

Christopher “Play” Martin , Hip Hop Pioneer, Actor, Educator
Rob Wilson, Successful Entrepreneur
Rueben Canada, Beverage CEO, Entrepreneur
Joyce Soulful Cuisine, LuLu Sisters- Kelly L Beard, CEO
Kisha Hudson, E’TAE Products
Joan Davis, Simon & Schuster Author, Event Curator

Marriage Beyond The Vows | 11:15am – 12pm | Room 119 B

 Breakthrough with Pastor Marcos Mercado

An open discussion about falling in and out of love and how to create a happy loving marriage today and for many years to come.

Amarilis Mercado
Ted Winsley
Dawn Winsley  
Dr Johnny Parker
Lezlyn Parker
Willie Moore Jr.

The Black Love Experience | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Room 118A

Moderator – John Monds, Night Host, 100.3 WRNB 

Chilling take on modern day dating. Discussion about real relationships and inspired by true events.

Charreah Jackson, Relationship Editor, Essence Magazine
Deelishis (London Charles) – Radio Host/Reality TV Star
Jasmine Jones , Author, “The Single Ladies” Commandments: Song for Love, Healing, Freedom and Purpose”
Gillie Da Kid, Rapper & Actor
Willie Moore Jr., Nationally Syndicated Radio Host

High Heels In High Places | 2pm-2:45pm | Room 119A

Moderator: Johhnie Walker, President/CEO

Powerful advice from powerful ladies that are doing good in the community, making a difference and creating a legacy.

Vivica Foxx, Actress
Blondell Reynolds-Brown, Philadelphia City Council
Linda C Clemmons, Sales, Body Language Expert
Felicia Harris, Chair of the Philadelphia Commission on Women and 3rd Vice President of the Philadelphia NAACP Carolyn contact
Syreta Oglesby, Top Publicist in the Music Industry

Winning The Educational Lottery | 2:15pm – 3:00pm | Room 119B

Hosted By: Tiffany Bacon, Radio Host, 100.3 WRNB

Know your rights about school choice.

Presented By: PA Virtual Charter School  

Mommies In The City | 3:pm – 3:45pm | Room 119A

Moderator – Karen Vaughn, Radio Host, 100.3 WRNB and Operating Manager, Radio One Philadelphia

Tips on style, budget, work-life balance and using the right products to keep your family happy and healthy.

Kim King, Director of Ad Marketing, Travel Channel
Aisha Winfield, Executive Director, Blues Babe Foundation
Andria Mayberry, Author, “Before Empire: Raising Bryshere ‘Yazz the Greatest’ Gray”
Darlene McCoy, National Syndicated Personality, Actress, Radio/TV Host

“Free Will” Documentary Screening | 1:30pm – 2:30pm | Room 118A

Hosted By Marc Byers 

See the inspiring documentary from Hip Hop Artist, Freeway as he shares his story the battle of Kidney Disease.

Breaking Into The Music Business | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Main Stage 

Moderator: Dyana Williams, Celebrity Strategist. Radio/TV Personality and President of Philadelphia GRAMMY Chapter

Talk with hit makers and professionals in the business. Allow them to coach you to breaking into the music industry!

Amir Boyd, VP, Grand Hustle Ent. & Culture Republic (Entertainment, Lifestyle & Partnership Firm)
Brandon Pankey, VP of Business Development & Operations, Live Nation Urban

Kwame, Hip-Hop Artist/Producer
DJ Caesar, DJ/Radio Host, BOOM 103.9 and Shade45
Marc Byers, CEO/Co-Founder, Rockstar Ent; Brand Partnerships Expert
Samantha Selolwane, VP Promotions, RCA Records “Breaking into the Music Industry”

Getting To The Good Life | 4pm – 4:45pm | Room 119A 

Moderator: Georgette Miller, Bankruptcy & Real Estate Attorney, Georgette Miller & Associates

Financial experts will discuss tips to safe guard your money and talk latest trends for savings.

Coleen Baumert, Director of Homeownership Programs, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency Mark Cook, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo
Randy Noel, State Farm Insurance Agent
Navarrow Wright, Technology Entrepreneur
Coleen Baumert, Director of Homeownership Programs Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Mark Cook, Financial planner ,Wells Fargo
Navarrow Wright, Top Financial Planner

FITNESS & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES | 4:30pm – 5:15pm | Room 119B

Create a healthy routine that will get you on the path to a better you! Learn how to restore and heal through your mind, body and soul.

Claude Chalk, Life Coach, Motivator & Founder of Chalk Strength & Wellness
Travis Cure, Model, Actor and Fitness Enthusiast Dr. Nicole Davis, Chestnut Hill Hospital
Akil Taffe, Yoga Instructor, Lifestyle Coach
Dr. LaVonda Handy, Truth & Wellness Nutritionist Dr. Mildred Bell, Skincare Expert

UNWIND, RELAX, CONNECT WITH YOGA | 4:45pm – 5:45pm | Room 118A

Featuring: Yoga Instructor, Akil Taffe

Connect with your inner-self and unwind from a exciting day at the BE Beautiful Expo with our first ever POP Up Yoga Class. Don’t miss this unique this experience.

Free for Be Beautiful Expo Attendees, Yoga Mats available on a First Come, First Serve Basis. You can bring your own mat as well.

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A Special Thanks To All Our Vendors! Our Listeners Really Enjoyed Everything! 

Nubian Stylez


R&A Works

Black & Nobel

Suzette Couture

Proud African American

Philly Fashion

Universal art gallery

L&D art

Char Creations

Beloved St. John Evangelistic

Calvary Baptist Church

Deliverance Evangelistic

Year Up

Rob Wilson

Navarrow Wright

Lily of the Nile


Eastern University

AnnaTeiko Designs

Ascention Candels

Nayaz Inc.

Pure Shea Store

Queen Nina Accessories

Star Chic Boutique

The Earring Lady

We Bring Da Bling

Zuresh Hair and Skincare

Ascention Candles 

Eastern Sunshine

Ickie and Ockie

Prestige Concepts

Tosheka Textiles 

Loc Soc


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Panelist Bio’s

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Teresa Giudice and Dr. Ian Smith visit FOX 29's 'Good Day''


Ian K. Smith, M.D. is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SUPER SHRED, SHRED, THE 4 DAY DIET, THE FAT SMASH DIET and EXTREME FAT SMASH DIET among 7 other books including, SHRED Diet Cookbook, EAT, Happy, and The Blackbird Papers. He is a former co-host of Emmy-winning “The Doctors” TV show, a medical contributor to “The Rachael Ray Show” and host of the nationally syndicated radio show HealthWatch.

He is the former medical correspondent for NBC News network and for NewsChannel 4 where he filed reports for NBC’s “Nightly News” and the “Today” show as well as WNBC’s various news broadcasts. He has appeared extensively on various broadcasts including “The Oprah Show,” “Good Morning America” “CBS This Morning” “The View,” “The Talk,” “Dr. Oz,” ‘Dr. Phil,” “Anderson Cooper 360″ and “Showbiz Tonight.”

He has written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, Men’s Health, and the New York Daily News, and has been featured in several other publications including, Publisher’s Weekly, Red Book, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, People, Essence, Ebony, University of Chicago Medicine on the Midway, Cosmopolitan, Women’s World, and Black Enterprise.

Dr. Smith is the founder of two major national health initiatives—the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile—that have helped millions of people lose weight and improve their health.

A graduate of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Smith was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition in 2010 and is serving a second term.



Navarrow Wright has emerged as one of the distinctive and insightful voices in America and a premier expert on how the convergence of technology, the Internet, mass media and social media can change lives, businesses and society.

He is the president of Maximum Leverage Solutions, a consulting firm the works with startups, businesses and brands in the areas technology and product strategy. Working with clients such as Soledad O’Brien’s Starfish Media Group and Google. Wright has served as CTO of Radio One’s online division Interactive One, CTO of Black Entertainment Television and as co-founder of with Russell Simmons. Wright raised the funds for the venture from Accel Partners, who were also the leading investors in Facebook.

His latest company “NxtScreen” will be launching 1rst quarter this year. Wright recently launched the “Close the divide project.” ( Wright’s vision for the initiative is build awareness among underserved communities (minorities and women) about the opportunities that technology can provide in key areas such as education, healthcare, career growth and entrepreneurship. He has appeared on the television shows Run’s house, Gotti’s Way and the Steve Harvey radio show. He was picked by Network Journal Magazine as one of the their “ 40 Under forty” professionals to watch in 2009 and selected by the Innovation Generation as one of the nation’s top 100 GenerationNEXT and Information Technology leaders.

Wright frequently speaks at SXSW and has been interviewed on various media outlets such as NPR & Techcrunch and CNN. Wright also blogs for several publications including the HuffingtonPost and is a Linkedin Influencer.

He has been selected by CNN for the Black in America series, which aired on November 13th 2011 and focused on blacks in technology. He was also picked By Black Enterprise Magazine for their “Next Steve Jobs list: The 10 people to watch in Technology” in 2012. He has been invited to the White house on several occasions to be involved in discussions on how policy changes can help with technology adoption and is considered an expert on the convergence of technology and media.

Navarrow holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Rider University.

Her mission is to educate women how to appreciate the natural hair they have. Through the GetItStrait!


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Marcos Mercado

Marcos Mercado has devoted over 25 years to ministering and helping people all over the world. He answered his calling at the young age of 16 when he started preaching in New York City, where he was born and raised.

Marcos has worn many hats over the years, including that of Pastor, Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality, Marriage Counselor and Relationship Specialist.

For the last seven years Marcos has impacted listeners throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina and Detroit Michigan. Currently you can hear him weekly on the popular Radio One talk-show “Marriage Beyond the Vows.” As a highly sought speaker Marcos uses his God-given ability to counsel and inspire all types of people. He was recently featured on Fox29 News and has spoken around the world in places as far as the Caribbean, South America, and Asia.

Marcos resides in Delaware where is also serves as the Lead Pastor of a dynamic and fast growing church.

Marcos is happily married to his wife Amarilis for over 17 years. They are the proud parents of two beautiful children ages 15 and 11.


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Attorney Dean Weitzman, Esq.

Managing partner of MyPhillyLawyer, helping his clients get the best legal representation that they can find in every case the firm handles.

Dean is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania trial lawyer’s associations. He has extensive litigation experience throughout the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Courts as well as the Federal district courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His trial experience includes medical malpractice, products liability, wrongful death, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, workman’s compensation, and estate litigation.

He’s also out in the public eye as the host of an hour-long Court Radio show on legal issues every Sunday morning on WRNB-FM 100.3, helping local residents by talking with them about their rights in everything from car accidents to wills, trusts and real estate matters.

Dean earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University in 1984 and his Juris Doctor in 1987 from Temple University School of Law. He worked throughout college to put himself through school working as the supervisor in a group home for mentally-handicapped adults.

Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Dean is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, following the Phillies and the Eagles as well as Temple’s football and basketball teams.

“I’m a big booster for Temple University,” he said. “I spent seven years there as a student. I believe in the principles of a quality education, inexpensively and in the city. Temple’s first president, Russell H. Conwell, talked about finding educational ‘diamonds’ in Philadelphia’s own backyards. I believe in that and I’m a product of the Philadelphia public school system and Temple University. That’s really who I am.”

Dean is also a volunteer in his community, serving as a Big Brother and as a business sponsor for several non-profit groups, including Variety, The Children’s Charity, the American Cancer Society, the Bread of Life Foundation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

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Ellen Weber

Ellen Weber is the Executive Director of Temple University’s Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. Her courses focus on launching ideas and getting them funded. She also leads educational initiatives focused on women entrepreneurs and women investors. As part of her role in the IEI, she serves as the Executive Director of Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures

She is also the Executive Director of Robin Hood Ventures (, a leading angel group helping to fuel startup growth in the Philadelphia region. She is very active in the Philadelphia startup community, supporting Philly Startup Leaders, Philly Tech Meetup, and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs. Ellen serves on the board of the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs and on the Engagement Committee for the University City Sciences Center.

Previously, Ellen was the COO and co-founder of VisionMine (, which provides a specialized Open Innovation portal to large corporations.

Ellen has more than 25 years of experience creating strong teams and building strong leaders for emerging companies as well as Fortune 500 clients. She has been a Managing Director and Founder of Antiphony Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping companies create sustainable value through innovation. She was involved in the growth of Investor Force, a provider of technology-based solutions for institutional investment professionals, where she created the company’s initial human resources department, facilitated strategic planning, and managed the organizational aspects of the company’s mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, she spent twelve years at Shared Medical Systems where she was responsible for initiatives encompassing organizational development, customer support and corporate communications. She was also a senior consultant for Andersen Consulting.

Ellen graduated from The Wharton School with a B.S. in economics.

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Rueben Canada

The creator, Reuben Canada, said it is a ‘health boost in a bottle’ that is ‘deliciously spicy.’

“If you are dragging, it has a pick-me-up, and the reason it has a pick-me-up is because ginger is an anti-inflammatory,” Canada said. He added that the ginger, along with some cayenne pepper, really gets the blood flowing.

“It’s kind of like having clean oil versus dirty oil in the car,” Canada said. Canada, a patent attorney and Swarthmore College grad, cashed in his 401k and invested all of his savings to sell the concoction he first whipped up in his kitchen at 20th and Spruce. You can now find the original JinJa and the newest flavor, Dragon Fruit, at stores like Di Bruno Brothers, Kroger and Albertsons. Canada says he will never forget the first time he saw it on display at Whole Foods.

“It looked like a JinJa shrine and they said ‘we are going to order 12 cases and I said “12 cases? I’m rich!”

If you buy JinJa online, the company will donate 15 percent of sales to Laurel House, a non-profit that helps victims of domestic violence.


Dyana Williams

Dyana Williams

Dyana Williams, a native New Yorker, is a radio and music industry professional, journalist, community activist, documentarian as well as the co-founder of the Pennsylvania-based, non-profit advocacy organization, the International Association of African American Music Foundation (IAAAM Foundation). Williams currently hosts a weekly broadcast, Soulful Sunday on Radio One’s 100.3 WRNB from 10am to 3pm.

Additionally, Williams serves as a frequent commentator in TV One’s docu-series Unsung, and is the CEO of Influence Entertainment, a media consulting and artist development firm where she coaches high-profile celebrities in the sports and entertainment arenas. Her roster includes a wide genre of individuals such as; Rihanna, The Dave Matthews Band, Ne-Yo, Keke Palmer, Justin Bieber, Mary Mary, Erykah Badu, Michael Vick, Usher, ASAP Rocky, and several others.

Georgette Miller

Attorney Georgette Miller

When Georgette Miller founded the law firm of the Law Offices of Georgette Miller & Associates, P.C., she did so with the intent of creating a firm that practices law with honesty, integrity, and a focus on teamwork.

She was focused on this goal when she immigrated to the United States in order to pursue a legal career in bankruptcy and real estate law.

Over the years, Georgette Miller has created a successful program for eliminating debt and creating financial stability. The success of the program has caused the expansion to five offices in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Attorneys at GMLAW have taken great pride in helping our clients eliminate tens of millions of dollars in debt and allowing them to get started on the road to financial freedom.


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What is Be Beautiful Expo 2017?

  • Be Beautiful Expo 2017 is a ONE day Expo filled with music, empowerment, shopping and fun. It features marketplace vendors, celebrity workshops, live performances and specialties!

Where & when is Be Beautiful Expo 2017?

  • Be Beautiful Expo 2017 will be on March 25th from 10a-7pm at the PA Convention Center, Hall D.

Where is the Pennsylvania Convention Center?

  • The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia at 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Is there parking?

  • There are many parking options—both garages and lots—conveniently located within blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center

How much is Admission?

  • Admission to Be Beautiful Expo 2017 is $15 in advance, and with options to purchase at the door.

Where can I purchase tickets?


Are there ways to win tickets?

  • Tickets to BBX 2017 can be won on-air by listening to Boom 103.9, 100.3 WRNB and Praise 107.9.

Do I need to bring my printed tickets to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for entry?

  • Tickets may be presented as a hard copy, or through mobile phone for entry into the PA Convention Center.

If I don’t make it to the event, is my ticket refundable?

  • Tickets are non-refundable.

Can I bring my child to the event?

  • Be Beautiful Expo 2017 is a family-oriented event and children are welcome!

Do children pay?

  • Kids 6 and under are free.

Can I bring a large backpack or stroller?

  • Strollers are permitted, but all bags and strollers are subject to inspection

Will there be a coat-check?

  • Unfortunately, there will not be a coat check-in.

Can I leave and re-enter the event?

  • Wristbands will be provided for those who wish to leave and re-enter the premises.

Are group discounts available?

  • Group rate available for parties of 15 (and more) at a discounted rate of $20 each

Will there be security at Be Beautiful Expo 2017?

  • Security will be present at the BBX 2017.