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Tanya S. James Trailblazes as First Black Woman to be a Title Sponsor of the Charleston Black Expo


February 9, 2023


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Tanya S. James Trailblazes as First Black Woman to be a Title Sponsor of the

Charleston Black Expo

TJ Entertainment Group will kick off Women’s History Month as the event’s first Black woman-owned sponsor

[Charlotte, NC] — Tanya S. James’ TJ Entertainment Group will be the title sponsor for the 25th Annual Charleston Black Expo, making history as the event’s first ever Black-owned sponsor.

The Charleston Black Expo Weekend held in Charleston, SC provides minority-owned businesses with opportunities to showcase their products and services. By participating in the expo, minority-owned businesses can build relationships with major corporations and government entities, all while enhancing economic development and inspiring the African-American community.

With a focus on education, health, jobs, entrepreneurship, and wealth creation, the event is celebrating its 25th anniversary during Women’s History Month -- from Thursday, March 9th until Saturday, March 11th. The Expo will be held in multiple locations throughout the Charleston area with special guests including gospel sensation Tim Bowman Jr., actress and model Eva Marcille, and more. In addition, TJ Entertainment Group will also serve as the sponsor for the post-event celebration social taking place on March 11th in the evening.

When asked about the magnitude of her role in this year's expo Tanya states, “I am constantly looking for ways to build within my community, and supporting Black businesses is at the root of that. The Black Expo is a staple in Charleston. However, for the last 25 years, there has never been a Black-owned business as the title sponsor. To be the first one is truly an honor and the next step for establishing the legacy and example I desire to leave for my children and the world. If we don’t believe in and invest in ourselves, why should anyone else?”

As a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, Tanya is a shining example of the University’s motto #AggiesDo. Being an entrepreneur is no easy feat and to be able to consistently give back to the community and serve as an example of the unlimited possibilities is the passion that drives her.

For interview requests, please email For tickets and more information about the Charleston Black Expo Weekend, visit



Tanya S. James is a devoted wife, mother, philanthropist, and entrepreneur committed to being the example that personal and professional success can coexist. She is the Founder of Tanya S. James Foundation & KJ’s Hope Foundation and CEO of TJ Entertainment Group. Tanya earned a dual degree in Public Relations and Print Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University and her Master’s Degree in Mass Communication, concentration in Public Relations, from the University of Georgia. Additionally, she is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and The Recording Academy.


Founded by Tanya S. James, TJ Entertainment Group is an artist management company serving artists, musicians, bands, producers, speakers, writers, lighting directors and DJs since 2002. The company’s mission is to support their artists in executing their visions and fulfilling their purposes. For more information, visit


The mission of the Black Expo is to promote economic development through increased exposure for minority-owned businesses. African-American owned businesses have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the public and procurement officers from major corporations and government entities. It is also an opportunity for major corporations and government entities to develop viable working relationships with minority-owned businesses while marketing their products and services to a growing consumer market. To learn more, Black Expo on InstagramandFacebook.


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