Belle Collective is back on OWN for a fiery season 2. Ahead of the season premiere of the Kingdom Reign Entertainment-produced reality show, the cast proved they are more than shade-throwing southern belles and businesswomen by showcasing the soul of the city with #ADayInJackson. Local and national press were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of what Jackson has to offer, with the Belles at the center.
Black History in Jackson, MS
To start the day off, an episode was screened of the season with a catered breakfast at The Westin in Downtown Jackson. The cast got with press to show off the best in Black female entrepreneurship in Mississippi and Jackson’s civil rights history, coupled with wining and dining journalists visiting the city.
Shadow and Act Unscripted got to tour Two Mississippi Museums, the only state-funded museum in the United States complete with emotional depictions of African-American history and pivotal civil rights history, notably much of Medgar Evers’ local influence and legacy. Additionally, the cast and press visited Jackson State University’s historic Margaret Walker Center and the Visit Jackson office to learn more about opportunities for events in the city.
Food and fun in the city
Before wrapping up the day, the cast and press took a walking tour of the famous Farrish Street, the city’s historical block of booming Black businesses that the cast is dedicated to revitalizing.
The event ended with an intimate candlelight dinner at The Faulkner in Downtown Jackson with local Black-owned businesses catered by Chef Phillip Brown and designed by A Beautiful Event.
Season 2 of Belle Collective is currently airing Friday nights at 9 p.m. on OWN and stars Lateshia Pearson, Latrice Rogers, Marie Hamilton-Abston, Tambra Cherie, Aikisha Holly-Colon, and Sophia O. Williams a.k.a. “So Gucci.