Essence magazine celebrated the achievements Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock-Akil, Quvenzhané Wallis and Naomie Harris at its annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday afternoon (February 21).
The event recognizes the ‘Power of Our Presence’ by spotlighting the stellar accomplishments of African-American female performers and creators in film and television.
Experience the event vicariously by clicking through the gallery and by watching the recorded livestream inside.
Essence saluted Solange Knowles and Lianne La Havas at its 4th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event. The Lincoln sponsored invitation-only affair was hosted by Essence magazine editor-at-large Emil Wilbekin and last year’s honoree Kelly Rowland.
“Lianne and Solange are the perfect examples of what’s current in music and having Lincoln sponsor an event celebrating these two young progressive African-American women is an honor,” says Lincoln manager of Multicultural Marketing Shawn Thompson.
Drunk Ass Tami put the Boone’s Farm down long enough to enjoy an evening at the theater, Jill Scott and Queen Latifah visit 106 & Park to promote the all-chocolate version of ‘Steel Magnolias’, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon treat their tiny tots to a day at the Santa Monica Pier and more in today’s edition of Star Tracks. Check out the flicks below!
Miss Jill Scott (pictured above at the Made In America Festival in her native Philly over the weekend) serves ‘diamonds on necklace, di-diamonds on my records’ teas on the October 2012 cover of Essence magazine.
After a failed first marriage, failed engagement to her baby daddy, and the end of her HBO series ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,’ the neo soul diva has finally decided to stick to the rivers and the lakes that she’s used to.
“This is the simplest form of myself,” Jilly tells writer Lola Ogunnaike. In the cover story there’s lots of talk about “the lights coming on” in her life after turning 40 years old. Let’s hope.