‘Afrocentric Event’ in West Hempstead


Colorful outfits filled Sage & Angie Boutique in West Hempstead during its “Afrocentric Event” on Feb. 15. VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop” cast member Yandy Smith-Harris was the event’s featured guest.

The event, hosted by the store’s owner Sagine Pierre, celebrated both black-owned and small businesses. Smith-Harris met Pierre, who is also the West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce’s vice president, in 2018, and the two have stayed in touch ever since.

Smith-Harris told the Herald that when she is not taping her show, she aims to support minority-owned businesses like Pierre’s boutique store.


–Nakeem Grant