Black Expo Features “Inside the Artist Studio” Interviews

Darrin Henson

Terri J. Vaughn

Mario Van Peebles

As part of this year’s program, the Bay Area Black Expo will present three one-hour question-and-answer interviews with celebrities called “Inside the Artist Studio.” Members of the Bay Area Black Journalists Association (BABJA) will interview actor Darrin Henson of Showtime’s “Soul Food,”1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8; actor, director, filmmaker Mario Van Peebles, Saturday, Sept. 8, 3p.m.; and Actress Terri J. Vaughn, who will be interviewed by filmmaker Kevin Epps, noon, Sunday, Sept. 9. The 2012 Bay Area Black Expo, sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 at the Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St. in downtown Oakland. Prior to its opening, the expo will celebrate the Bay Area’s diverse community with a with a “Magnificent 7” Awards Gala on Sept. 5 in honor of community contributors. The expo will feature empowerment workshops; healthy cooking demonstrations with Cuisine Noir Magazine and celebrity chefs; fitness classes; free eye exams and health screenings; a Greek fraternity/sorority step show; a spirit-led Sunday gospel celebration hosted by KDYA’s (The Light 1190 AM) Brotha Phil; along with special guest performers and speakers and exhibits of arts and crafts, retail, social, corporate, and healthcare vendors and other exhibitors. Admittance is $10 general admission; $5 children, students with ID, and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online via PayPal at or at the door.
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