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Michigan Black Expo, Inc.(MBEI) was germinated on April 9 of 1994 and incorporated on May 9, 1995 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is designed to 1] establish Metro Grand  Rapids as the west coast of Michigan’s regional hub of  African-descended intellect, culture and commerce to compliment the Detroit hub in the east and 2] to engage employment creation, racism abatement and the bringing together of a majority of  people by creating a perpetual non-profit industry out of MBEI-branded society enhancement events,  products, services and institutions that collectively embody the most positive elements of the African-descended  Experience.

WHO ARE WE?

Rudolph R. Treece

President / Co-Founder
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Taalib El Amin

Past Chairman / Co-Founder
Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce
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His Excellency Sir Nuumo

Dr. Kojo Quartey

Vice Chairman
Monroe, County Community College
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Davia Downey

UMYE Council Member
Grand Valley State University
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Dr. Randal Jelks

UMYE Council Member
University of Kansas
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Tami Vandenberg

UMYE Council Member
The Pyramid Scheme Venue / Well House Homeless Support - Grand Rapids
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Bruce Bailey

UMYE Council Member
Bruce Bailey House Music
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Kristian Grant

UMYE Council Member
Fashion Industry Entrepreneur -
Grand Rapids
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