This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I love February for many reasons, one being my youngest son celebrates his birthday. The other reason is, it’s Black History Month.
Over the years more and more great brands are recognizing the contributions that African Americans have made to society. It really makes me feel good that we’re recognized not only for our past successes, but our current achievements.
Past and Present
In conjunction with the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, the U.S. government introduced Black History Month to honor the achievements and cultural richness of the African American community.
This year, Macy’s is celebrating Black History Month with in store events all around the country. You’re invited to join Macy’s as they salute rising icons, and the newest generations in our African American culture.
I’m excited to attend the Atlanta event on February 12th and meet Jurnee Smollet-Bell.
Have you seen The Great Debaters? Have you seen Temptations? She rocked these performances and is starting in her new show, Underground, airing on WGN America this spring.
When Jurnee was asked, what’s the best piece of advice you’ve received so far in your career? She responded with…
Quincy Jones once told me, “You cannot believe them when they tell you you’re great, because you’ll believe them when they tell you you’re not. You must know who you are, who God made you to be.”
Event locations and appearances
- Macy’s Herald Square (New York, NY) – Feb 3, 6pm
- Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Monica, Terrance J
- Macy’s Center City (Philadelphia, PA) – February 4, 5:30pm
- Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Monica
- Macy’s State Street (Chicago, IL) – February 10, 5:30pm
- Jurnee Smollet-Bell
- Macy’s Metro Center (Washington D.C) – February 11, 5:30pm
- Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Beverly Bond, Eunrique Jones Gibson
- Macy’s Lenox Square (Atlanta, GA) – February 12, 7pm
- Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Taye Diggs, Chef G. Garvin, and Shane Evans
- Macy’s Aventura (Miami, FL) – February 13, 2pm
- Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Taye Diggs
- Macy’s Union Square (San Francisco, CA) – February 17, 6pm
- Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Monica, Rosalyn Gold-Onwide
- Macy’s Baldwin Hills (Los Angeles, CA) – February 18, 6:30pm Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Monica
If you live in Atlanta (or any of the cities mentioned above) please come out on 2/12 and meet Jurnee along with other celebrities that are making their mark on Black History.
To learn more about Macy’s Black History Events, visit http://bit.ly/MacysBHM2016 & RSVP to attend here http://bit.ly/MacysBlackHistoryEvent
Who’s coming to Atlanta with Jurnee Smollet-Bell?
Taye Diggs: Actor and new author, Taye Diggs has built an impressive resume on the screen and the stage. Appearing in plays such as Wicked and Rent, movies like Chicago, and television shows such as Private Practice. Now as a father, Diggs is a children’s author with his book, Chocolate Me, a book to inspire all children to love themselves.
Shane Evans: Shane Evans is an award winning artist and designer. Evans has illustrated several children’s books and has worked with numerous organizations to design their websites. Evans works to connect to all peoples, regardless of culture, background, or age and presents workshops built on this principle.
Chef G. Galvin: A philanthropist, chef, TV personality, and author, G. Galvin has garnered an impressive career. As a chef, Galvin has earned a nominee for the James Beard Award and has written several cookbooks including Dining In and Make It Super Simple. For seven seasons, Garvin appeared on the show, Turn Up the Heat. Garvin opened an Atlanta restaurant, Low Country and founded the G. Garvin Foundation, which aims to introduce a career in culinary arts to young adults.
Plus, make any $75 purchase during the event and get a chance to meet our panelists, snap a photo with them, and receive a signed copy of Taye’s new book, Chocolate Me.
What questions do you have for these rising icons? It’s your chance to have an intimate conversation about everyday topics with people who are making their mark on our culture. Gather your questions, friends & make it fun night out.