Join Macy’s in Discussion with Jurnee Smollet-Bell x Monica in Celebration of Black History Month

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During the Civil Rights Movement we has Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcom X (just to name a few) that were instrumental in change within our community. Today, millennials are the ones that can create change within our community. Macy’s is paying tribute to Black History Month with a special tribute to rising icons in African American culture.

On Thursday, February 18, join us “In Conversation” with  actress Jurnee Smollet-Bell and singer Monica for an entertaining look at the next wave of African American cultural luminaries and taste makers in honor of celebrating Black History Month! The event will be held at Macy’s Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles at the Crenshaw Plaza.

After the discussion feel free to stay afterwards to mingle and network at the special reception. Also, if you make any $25 purchase during an event you will get the chance of meeting both Jurnee and Monica, snap a photo with them, and receive a copy of Monica’s album Code Red.

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About Jurnee Smollet-Bell 

As an actress, Jurnee has won awards for her role in The Great Debaters and has starred in multiple TV and movie roles. Meet her just in time to ask her about her new show, Underground, airing on WGN America this spring.

About Monica

Selling more than 25 million albums globally, Monica is a Grammy Award winning artist. Her new hit, “Alone in Your Heart,” and its respective album, Code Red, is a Billboard R&B chart topper and will be available at the event.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy’s Foundation, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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Naomi K. Bonman is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where she holds her Bachelors of Arts in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Journalism. She also holds her Masters of Public Administration. She is the Founder and CEO of Awakened Media Enterprises, Inc. which owns Purposely Awakened. She has been in the media field since 2006 covering beats that range from social justice, community, entertainment, sports, fashion/beauty, and culture news.

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