Black Girl Magic!Veronica Graves/The Root

Wednesday night was The Root’s Young, Fabulous and Female event, this time held at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, and we had a blast!

An ambience of Black Girl Magic filled the room as our guests arrived. While enjoying delicious treats from our incredible caterer, David K. Simms of Eatible Delights Catering, women were able to meet, greet and bond with one another before our panel of phenomenal black women in the workplace.

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Led by our moderator, Brooke Thomas, co-anchor of CBS 3's Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon, the panel included an intriguing and personal conversation with Danielle Belton, managing editor of The Root; Keesha Boyd, executive director for multicultural consumer services at Comcast; Cappuchino, radio host for Power 99 FM-iHeart Radio in Philadelphia; Rakia Reynolds, founder of Skai Blue Media; and Erica Dunbar Armstrong, author and Blue and Gold Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware.

The panel was followed by an engaging Q&A with our audience members and concluded with remarks from The Root’s publisher, Donna Byrd.

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If you missed this fun event, be sure to check out our video and slideshow below!

One of our great sponsors, Toyota.Veronica Graves/The Root
It’s all about presentation.Veronica Graves/The Root
Miss Cappuchino!Veronica Graves/The Root
Step and repeat!Veronica Graves/The Root
Danielle Belton, The Root’s managing editor (right), getting interviewed about Black Girl Magic.Veronica Graves/The Root
The location for the event.Veronica Graves/The Root
Checking in.Veronica Graves/The Root
Excited to be here!Veronica Graves/The Root
Chatting it up with the publisher of The Root, Donna Byrd (right).Veronica Graves/The Root
More goodies.Veronica Graves/The Root
The Root Publisher Donna Byrd opens the panel.Veronica Graves/The Root
CBS 3’s co-anchor Brooke Thomas introduces the panelists.Veronica Graves/The Root
Food and presentation by Eatible Delights Catering.Veronica Graves/The Root
Our lovely panelists.Veronica Graves/The Root
Keesha Boyd, executive director of multicultural consumer services at Comcast.Veronica Graves/The Root
The audience takes it in.Veronica Graves/The Root
Food for thought.Veronica Graves/The Root
Rakia Reynolds, founder of Skai Blue Media, speaks.Veronica Graves/The Root
Danielle Belton, The Root’s managing editor, talks to the audience.Veronica Graves/The Root
Sea of Black Girl Magic.Veronica Graves/The Root
The Q&A portion of the panel.Veronica Graves/The Root
Radio personality, and panelist, Cappuchino makes a point.Veronica Graves/The Root
Panelist Erica Dunbar Armstrong, Blue and Gold Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware, speaks.Veronica Graves/The Root
Delicious quiches.Veronica Graves/The Root
Black Girl Magic!Veronica Graves/The Root
Brooke Thomas, co-anchor of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon.Veronica Graves/The Root
More Black Girl Magic at the reception.Veronica Graves/The Root
Ladies!Veronica Graves/The Root
A guest poses with The Root Publisher Donna Byrd (right).Veronica Graves/The Root
Young, fabulous and female!Veronica Graves/The Root
A fabulous guest!Veronica Graves/The Root
Hashtags for the evening.Veronica Graves/The Root
Another display.Veronica Graves/The Root
Guests begin to arrive.Veronica Graves/The Root
Radio host Cappuchino.Veronica Graves/The Root
Lovely!Veronica Graves/The Root
The youngest young ladies at the event.Veronica Graves/The Root