UAMS Midsouth Black Expo Set for July 30

By Yavonda Chase

The expo is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 30 at The Venue at Westwind, 7318 Windsong Drive in North Little Rock. Admission is free.

The UAMS MammoVan mobile mammography unit will be on hand to provide mammograms. To make an appointment or determine if you qualify for services, call (800) 259-8794.

The expo will feature more than 100 vendors, cultural and historical exhibits, food, giveaways and live music, including a Marching Band Festival.

The expo also will feature an “Ask the Doctor” segment and cancer health messages.

“I am thrilled for the return of the UAMS Midsouth Black Expo following the pandemic,” said Timmons, the founder of the Black Expo. “The expo has always created an opportunity to convene, network and celebrate Black excellence — this year will be bigger and better!”

For additional information about the event, please contact Bjorn “BK” Simmons at (501) 475-5340 or


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