In honor of Black History Month, Pepsi and the National Football League (NFL) teamed up for their #TheRecipe initiative, a month-long tour which celebrates African Americans that, through their hard work and success, are “making history now.”
To culminate the four-city trek hosted by actor/rapper Mack Wilds and TV star Angela Simmons, the duo moderated a star-studded panel discussion at the historic Howard Theatre on February 24, 2015. Panelists included Washington Redskins wide receiver, Pierre Garcon; Director of African American Outreach for the White House, Stephanie L. Young; TV One’s youngest SVP, Lori Hall; and President Barack Obama’s former special aide and now Vice Media’s sports editor-at-large, Reggie Love.
Among the topics discussed were each of the guests’ professional journeys, the difficulties they each faced while attempting to reach their career goals, and their favorite successes.
Afterwards, the floor was open to the attendees to ask their own burning questions.
#TheRecipe began in San Francisco early last month, followed by stops in Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta and lastly, D.C. In addition to featuring several NFL players, trendsetters, innovators and business and political professionals, and being attended by the likes of actor and TV personality/actor Terrence J and digital marketing guru and personality Karen Civil, the tour featured performances from R&B singer Miguel, among others.
The trek might be over, but followers can still celebrate by visiting www.pepsi.com/therecipe and taking the #TheRecipe quiz, which reveals the combination of ingredients that “help you make history now,” and sharing their results, or “personal recipe cards, on social media.
Check out photos from the event over on our Facebook page, here.
This post is supported by Pepsi.