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April 19th EVENT: Shine Bright

April 19th EVENT: Shine Bright

A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop w/ Danyel Smith + Danielle Cadet

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WHO & WHAT: An IRL & Virtual EVENT w/ author, award-winning journalist, and producer Danyel Smith in conversation with editorial director of Netflix's Strong Black Lead Danielle Cadet about Danyel's new book Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop.


WHEN: Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 @ 7pm PST

WHERE: LIVE! IRL! In-Person! (vaccination + mask required) at Rep Club in Los Angeles (3054 S. Victoria Ave LA, CA 90016) or via livestream virtually from anywhere! *NOTE: IRL Tickets are SOLD OUT, however you can sign up for the waitlist below. Waitlist guests will only be admitted based on capacity (i.e. no-shows) and book purchase will be required at the door*

COVID REQUIREMENTS: Proof of vaccination and face covering while indoors is required to attend in-person. No exceptions. 

HOW: Reserve an IRL or Virtual ticket below which includes a signed copy of Shine Bright: A Very Personal History of Black Women in Pop for those in the US and Canada. Free virtual tickets do not include a book copy. 

Virtual ticket links will be emailed to registered guests via Crowdcast within 24 hours of the event time. Please check your spam or contact us if you do not receive. If ordering multiple tickets, please include any additional emails in the notes section at checkout. 

Please email us if you have any additional needs or accessibility concerns.


Danyel Smith is an author, award-winning journalist, and producer. She’s the creator and host the Spotify-exclusive Black Girl Songbook, a music and talk show that centers black women in music. A 2021 Yaddo Fellow, Danyel was a senior producer and editor at ESPN, and a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, where she cofounded HRDCVR, an innovative hardcover culture magazine. In addition to writing for NPR, The California Sunday MagazineThe New YorkerTeen Vogue, and The New York TimesDanyel has served as editor of Billboard, editor at large at Time Inc., and editor in chief of Vibe. The author of two novels — More Like Wrestling (2003), and Bliss (2005) — Danyel lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Elliott Wilson.


Over the last decade, Danielle Cadet has dedicated her career to serving multicultural audiences and developed an expertise in the Black media space. Cadet most recently joined Netflix as editorial director of Strong Black Lead, the company's brand dedicated to serving black audiences. Before Netflix, Cadet served as Vice-President, Content Strategy and Development and Managing Editor of R29Unbothered, Refinery29’s digital community catering to Black, millennial women. Danielle played a pivotal role in expanding, growing, and innovating the brand beyond social media. She joined Refinery29 from ESPN where she launched The Undefeated, a site that explores the intersection of race, sports and culture. While there she oversaw the daily editorial operations as Deputy Editor.

Prior to ESPN, Cadet worked at The Huffington Post Black Voices where she led breaking news coverage of several national stories, including the Trayvon Martin murder case in Florida and the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. She has a keen insight into the consumption habits of Black digital consumers and multicultural readers.

Cadet holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and has been included on Ebony's list of “8 Dynamic Black Women Editors in New Media,” The Big Lead's 40 Under 40 Behind the Scenes in Sports Media, and Folio magazine's min Rising Stars.

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