Last week Wednesday I was invited to attend the Macy’s Black History Month celebration. As I mentioned in my event pre post the event featured R&B superstar Monica, Actor/Host/Producer Terrance J and Actress Jurnee Smollett Bell.
When I arrived exactly at the start time of 6pm the place was already packed and the line of people waiting to get in was crazy long. So many beautiful people of all different ethnicities all there to celebrate Black History Month.
After I checked my coat I made my way to VIP seating and got settled in. We kicked off the show with some Black History Trivia which I am ashamed to say that I failed…miserably. It’s all good though because I learned a lot!
Finally it was time for the main show. Macy’s did an excellent job picking these celebrities for the panel because each one of them had so many great things to share.
Seeing one of my childhood idols Monica, tell her story while standing strong in her faith was just so refreshing. She talked about having it all and still being in a bad place emotionally. She mentioned that material things only cover up bigger problems. Preach Monica!!
Terrance J was also crazy inspiring. He talked about not being the best at everything but how his hard work brought him to where he is today. He shared the story about auditioning for 106&Park–getting rejected–then driving all the way to Atlanta the next day to try out again and landing the job that would propel him to stardom. That story was so incredibly moving and a true testament to what hard work and perseverance can bring.
Afterwards there was food and drinks. I wanted to get a picture with all of the panel but the lines were crazy long and I needed to get home to my husband. I did get this picture with Terrance though!