Celebrating Black History Month at Macy's With Jay Ellis & BJ The Chicago Kid

Macy's held it's annual Black History Month celebration last night at their State Street location. To salute Black art, expression and culture Macy's put together a panel discussion with actor Jay Ellis, singer/songwriter BJ The Chicago Kid and author/food blogger Jocelyn Delk Adams. Guests enjoyed an inspiring conversation on how creative self-expression and a strong connection to heritage have shaped Jay, BJ and Jocelyn’s careers. The panel was moderated by Chicago’s own Robin Robinson.

Jay Ellis is a television and film actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Ellis currently stars in HBO’s comedy series Insecure, and has appeared in several critically acclaimed series including Masters of Sex, Grace and Frankie, How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS and BET’s The Game.

BJ The Chicago Kid is a singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL.  He has been featured on tracks by Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Kehlani and Schoolboy Q’s hit “Studio.”  BJ recently had the honor to perform the National Anthem for Obama’s Farewell address.

We had a chance to chat with Jay & BJ before the panel discussion took place. Take a look at what they had to say about Black History, their careers and more.

Director of Photography: Totalii Vision /Tito Garcia

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