Bomani A Tyehimba

OurStory Book Fair & Expo is an outgrowth of the nationally renowned Cincinnati Black Book Fair (1990-2001) and OurStory Expo (2005). 

Mission and Vision

Throughout the weekend, attendees will celebrate and learn about a rich cultural heritage by participating in workshops, and book discussions, viewing historical exhibits, and experiencing lectures, interactive art demonstrations and author signings.

Premier Event

The event features national and local authors, artists, orators, and educators, who share stories of culture and achievement through their unique talents. Workshops on financial literacy, home ownership, credit responsibility, and business ownership are also planned. 


WHERE WE STARTED. A conversation with OURSTORY Book Fair & Expo Founder Bomani Tyehimba on the history of Cincinnati Black Book Fair and OURSTORY Book Fair & Expo, located in Cincinnati Oho. A celebration of  YOUR/OURSTORY the month of

 Black History Month.

OSBFE Committee

Ronnie X Black


Educator since 1979, servicing elementary, secondary, and adults with a foundational focus on Social Justice and community activism through the acquisition of knowledge. With this platform he developed, managed, and extended the book department of Artistic Apparel and served the community in presenting the Cincinnati Black Book fair. 

Today he servers as an educator with Cincinnati Public Schools teaching students at the Hamilton County Juvenile Center, with the goal of positively impacting and stimulating students  aimed at producing future entrepreneurs. 

Self Improvement is the Basis for Community Development.

While his involvement dates back to the beginning but his vision, decisions and dedication is for the present and future generations to come. 

Ronnie X Black OURSTORY role is tantamount as the Educational liaison and day to day Operational Director. 

Sharen Sierra King


Ms. King has proven she is a Game-Changer and Social Entrepreneur.  Both as a business owner and advocate for the disadvantaged, disempowered or discriminated against.  She works across industries globally as a Business and Lifestyle Brand Marketing Expert developing consumer and community engagement campaigns for commercial clients and to address issues involving health, youth and women's disparities.

Sharen Sierra King Radio Host, Technology Executive, Motivational and  Keynote Speaker,  and Facilitator of Singles and Women's Empowerment Workshops assisting singles, youth and women achieve success and balance in each area of their life.

Born to a single black mother whose mission is inclusion with representation, Sharen Sierra's mission is to not be the only African American or woman at the table, " But if I am I refer to Ms. Angela Davis. "I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement."

Marjorie Moseley

Marjorie Moseley Activist, Advocate for Justice and Equality for African American, Seniors


If there is but one phrase to represent her deeds and good works the words 'No Justice No Peace' is her battle cry specifically for African Americans. She is a tirelessly advocate whose work is to break through the barriers of Racial disparity across all sectors including not limited to Economic Equality, Health and Wellness,  Senior Care and Education.

Ms. Mosely an inventive organizer  with over 30 years experience, organizing fundraising and implementing procedures and policies. 

Ms, Marjorie Moseley,  charge for peace began while attending  college at University of Cincinnati . A graduate A&S ’82,  and well respected community activist, is one of the orginial members of Cincinnati's Black United Front, which brought charges of racial profiling and brutality against the city police. 

Smart and relevant work awarded. 

In February 2017 University of Cincinnati African American Alumni Affiliate celebrated excellence and toasted the next generation at its 2nd annual Onyx and Ruby Gala  Ms Moesley is presented  The Pillar of Community Award. 

Orlando Victor


Advocacy is a stagnant vision without selfless , principle individuals who are ready, willing to work on the ground floor of bringing about change. 

Orlando Victor is that person you can depend on showing up to do the hard work. His skills and talent for working through the nuances while formulating organizational and the logistics of a project are invaluable.  

Inclusion is an important segment of OURSTORY Book Fair and Expo and Orlando brings to the table his experience in community organization,  the principles of his fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha commitment to leadership, community, education standing on their motto of:  

“First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All.

Yolanda White


Mrs. Yolanda White currently serves as the Lead Coordinator of God's Radical Youth with Purpose G.R.Y.P. Student Ministry and Youth Worship Arts Ministry for New Prospect Baptist Church and Ministry Leader of Dunamis Mime Ministry. Yolanda has served various local churches in these capacities for twenty-one years. 

She is driven by the desire for student ministries to expand God's Kingdom. 

Yolanda's mission is to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel. Her goal is to assist the students to flourish and grow in their walk thus they will be influencers for the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever God's plan their lives take them. 

In addition to her role at NPBC, 

Yolanda feeds and blesses students ministries throughout the Cincinnati areas as a Consultant and Trainer. 

Yolanda is also a business owner operating a premier event planning company, under the name Y's Signature Events & Planning Experience.

Mother of three adult children and grandmother of two furbabies. In her me time she enjoys family, reading, writing, and the creative arts. 

Mark Pastor


Son, husband, father visionary and  believer in change through collaboration co-founder of the original Cincinnati Black Book Fair.



OURSTORY BOOK FAIR Disparity Health Outcomes are not new information is key for changes outcomess

Alcohol and Drug Initiatives

Health Screening

Exercise Forum 

Mobile Units



 Dr. Darryl Sims published a book 52 Words Every African American Male or Female Should Know


Storyteller 'Omope Carter Daboiku'

                      K - 3                   

Author: Christine  Gibson 

                    4- 7                   

Cultural Ethicist:  Dr. Darryl Sims 

 7- 12 



Trips  On The Cheap

Yoga for your Health 

 Passport to Prizes

 Estate  Planning



African American Book Fair Black 
Writers Speaker Teacher Our Story Book Fair Expo Publishing

Authors & Speakers Series 

Writers Workshop 

Meet and Greet

Book Signing 

Questions & Answers



Clothing & Jewelry & Gift Items

Books Books & More Books 

Potions & Lotions 


& Dance

Edible Treats & Sweets 



Head Start of Smart Choices (Youth) 

A B C's of Financial Literacy

Small Business Forum 

Careers in Technology

Job Fair on Site