COS History

About circle of sisters

Circle of Sisters (COS) is the largest expo for Black Women in New York City. Produced and hosted by WBLS-FM, WLIB–AM, and Emmis Communications, COS offers a variety of empowering panel discussions, informative seminars, and entertaining performances, including a Gospel Explosion concert. More than 200 vendors and small businesses will also be onsite selling unique items and services all day. This year the event takes place on Saturday, September 7th, from 10am-10pm at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan.

Highlights from 2018


The Gospel Explosion concert will take place in the Special Events Hall at COS at 7:30pm and feature performances by some of gospel music’s biggest names. Tickets for the concert include a free COS expo ticket and can be purchased beginning in June. Check back for more info!

In its fifteen plus years of production, COS has welcomed names such as Rev. Al Sharpton, Robin Roberts, Susan Taylor, Mayor Cory Booker, Misty Copeland, Terry McMillian, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Steve Harvey and the sounds of Faith Evans, Eric Benet, Fantasia, Tank, Jennifer Hudson, Salt ‘n’ Pepa, Bell Biv Devoe, Big Daddy Kane and Gospel powerhouses to bring the message home like Smokie Norful, Karen Clark Sheard, Kiki Sheard, Vickie Winans, Tye Tribbett, Deitrick Haddon and more.

Circle of Sisters is sponsored by WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM. WBLS (107.5 FM) is the premiere African-American radio station in the New York City area. Top-rated WBLS shows include The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Middays with Shaila, Afternoons with Déjà Vu, The Quiet Storm with Lenny Green, and more. WLIB (1190 AM) is the powerhouse 24-hour Gospel, Praise, and Inspiration station, featuring on-air talent that includes Erica Campbell, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Neicy T., Liz Black, Ricardo Bryan, and more. 

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