Deidre Malone is a Memphis Business Quarterly Power Player in 2016

The Carter Malone Group, LLC President/CEO makes list again.

Deidre Malone, President and Chief Executive Officer for The Carter Malone Group, LLC is a Power Player 2016 for the Memphis Business Quarterly for the last 5 years. Malone is listed under the Public Relations and Advertising category. She founded the firm in May 2003 and it has grown into a full service public relations, marketing, advertising and government relations firm.

“I’m very proud to be listed as one of the MBQ Power Players again this year,” said Malone. “This honor really goes to my team at CMG for all the collaboration and quality work we produce on behalf of our clients.”

Malone is a former VP of Marketing Development for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Director of Public Relations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She founded The Carter Malone Malone Group, an award-winning firm headquartered in Memphis, TN, in 2003.

Deidre Malone Receives Certification as Trainer by the National Women’s Political Caucus

The National Women’s Political Caucus hosted a Train the Trainers Workshop in Seattle, Washington on April 23 and 24.  The Carter Malone Group, LLC President /CEO Deidre Malone participated in the workshop and received certification as a trainer to recruit, educate, train, coach and build the confidence of women seeking elected or appointed office.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the first graduating class of NWPC’s Train the Trainers workshop,” said Malone. “The instructor, Cathy Allen, provided the tools to set in motion the momentum needed to increase the number of women who successfully run for office and win. I’m looking forward to doing my part to advance more women in to leadership and elected and appointed positions.”

Joining Malone from Tennessee in receiving certification was Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committeewoman and Memphis Women’s Political Caucus member Adrienne Pakis Gillon.

For organizations interested in learning more securing Deidre Malone for training, contact The Carter Malone Group at 901.278.0881 or email her at

The 7th Annual Memphis Black Expo Is June 2-6, 2016

The event grows larger every year with special events and celebrity guests as MBX salutes Egypt this year.

  More than 20,000 people will converge on Memphis this June for the Memphis Black Expo (MBX), held June 2nd through 6th. Now in its seventh year, the Memphis Black Expo continues to offer bigger, more varied and more exciting events across Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. Special celebrity guests include syndicated columnist and TV host Roland Martin, civil rights activist, comedian and entrepreneur Dick Gregory and R & B superstar Ginuwine among many more.


Memphis Black Expo event highlights:

  • Conscious Cinema & Panel Discussion at the Malco Paradiso with Dick Gregory
  • Welcome to Memphis Reception at STAX Museum with Ginuwine and Grammy winner Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell
  • Cultural Festival at Agricenter International – Memphis with Roland Martin,

8 Ball (of 8 Ball & MJG), Drumma Boy and Murphy Lee

  • Visual Art and Fashion Party at 409 S. Main Street with TV personality Porsha Williams

With the varied celebrity appearances, bookings of top-flight venues, and big plate of events, this year’s expo has MBXX founder Viara Iyadunni incredibly excited. “My team and I continue to put together an expo that is relevant and different,” Iyadunni said. “This year we honor Egypt, and are even arranging a week-long trip there. I’m sure this will be our best expo to date.“ Ticket sales and vendor opportunities are available now. For ticket and vendor information visit the website

Sponsors of Memphis Black Expo 2016 include Brinson Tax Service, Memphis Light Gas and Water, WMC-TV 5, iHeart Media, Controlalt Designs, MLE, GCA Services Group, ServiceMaster, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, National Civil Rights Museum and Soulsville Foundation and Subroy Dance Studios.

About MBX

Memphis Black Expo (MBX) highlights small, black-owned businesses while raising cultural awareness and encouraging cultural curiosity and social consciousness. Founded by Viara Iyadunni in March of 2008, MBX, provides a unique experience that focuses on important and complex themes like cultural exchange and cooperative economics, while still being a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. The annual production is planned for more than one year, and has grown every year from its initial, 2008 attendance of 700 guests and 45 vendors.


Full Schedule of Events

June 2-6, 2016

 THURSDAY | June 2

Black Expo Conscious Cinema & Panel Discussion

Thursday June 2, 2016
Location: Malco Paradiso
584 S Mendenhall Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Celebrity Guest Panelist: Dick Gregory

 FRIDAY| June 3

Black Expo “Welcome to Memphis” Reception

An Evening with Ginuwine & Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell
Lifetime Achievement Award in Soulful Music
Friday June 3, 2016
STAX Museum of American Soul Music
926 E. McLemore Ave
Memphis, TN 38126
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2016 Honoree: Ginuwine & Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell
Brought To You By: GCA Services & Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau


Black Expo Cultural Festival & Black Business Showcase
Saturday June 4, 2016
Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN 38120
10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Celebrity Guest: Roland Martin, Murphy Lee, 8 Ball, Al Kapone, and Drumma Boy


Black Expo Neo-Soul Food Festival
Saturday June 4, 2016
Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN 38120
10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Brought To You By: ServiceMaster


Black Expo Youth Empowerment Conference
Saturday June 4, 2016
Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove
Memphis, TN 38120
Noon – 3:00 p.m.


Black Expo After Party
Saturday June 4, 2016
Brinson’s Downtown
341 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
9:00 p.m.

 SUNDAY | June 5

Black Expo “Art of Fashion”
Visual Art & Fashion Party
Sunday June 5, 2016
409 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
5:02 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. Moreno BHLV Mixer & Art Show
6:11 p.m. – 8:17 p.m. Fashion Party

MONDAY | June 6

Black Expo Closing Dinner
For Memphis Black Expo 2016 Sponsors & Vendors Only
Monday June 6, 2016
National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St
Memphis, TN 38103
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
**Sponsors & Vendors Must RSVP
Brought To You By: National Civil Rights Museum

Revelation Tour |

June 13-17

Monday, June 13- Friday, June17
Egypt (Memphis, Cairo and Luxor)
An annual week-long cultural and history trip. The trip is a continuation of the Memphis Black Expo and consists of a group of individuals dedicated to the exploration and spread of culture.