Macy’s kicks off their Black History Month Celebration in Los Angeles with Issa Rae & Emile Ennis Jr.!
Macy’s celebrated Black History Month with one of Hollywood’s most talented stars, Issa Rae. This year, Macy’s honored Innovators and Visionaries for Black History Month. Issa turned her YouTube fame into a successful television career, but she also has the ability to speak to causes important to her as well as the communities she represents. This made her a clear choice for this in-depth conversation. The event took place on Feb 10 at Macy’s Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles. Host Emile Ennis Jr., aka ME, revealed to the audience that Issa actually chose to hold the event at this location because it was where she grew up. Her mom used to take her to this Macy’s to “look around.”
Since the launch of her critically-acclaimed HBO series, Insecure, Issa has been nominated for two Golden Globes and is currently in production on more shows aiming to tell the stories of other marginalized and underrepresented groups. Emile sat down with Issa in front of a packed audience for a conversation on Black History, her rise to stardom, her viral moments and so much more. In the almost hour-long interview, Issa was open about some of her lowest moments and gave crucial advice for those who want to follow a similar path, praised some of the Black icons that she looks up to, and even answered some audience questions. She also took the time to do a meet-and-greet with fans after the interview concluded. Since then, the event was featured in the LA Times, E! News, Just Jared, and more. When revealing what got her through some of the lowest moments on her journey to success, Issa shared a simple yet powerful message saying QUOTE, “I know it sounds cliche, but everything happens for a reason.” Sitting down with Issa was such a delight and I absolutely can’t wait to chat with this QUEEN again soon!