Macy’s welcomed actors Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Taye Diggs, plus illustrator Shane Evans, to Macy’s at Aventura Mall for a discussion on culture, career and influences in honor of Black History Month. These and other African American cultural luminaries and taste-makers are on a nationwide tour with Macy’s in celebration of Black History Month, aiming to spotlight African American culture, entertainment and inspirations.
After the discussion, customers got a chance to meet the panelists and receive Diggs’ and Evans’ newest book, “Chocolate Me,” which they signed. They also enjoyed a performance by local musicians Sons of Mystro, plus got a preview of Ankara Miami 2016, Florida’s Premier African Fashion Week.
Prior to the panel, Taylor the Chef treated customers to brunch while Miami Urban Contemporary Experience shared some of their favorite artists. Plus, the first 50 children in attendance received a doll fromThe Black Doll Affair, a self-esteem movement and philanthropic social club with the mission to change the way black girls are perceived and, more importantly, perceive themselves.