Queen Latifah: Leading Women Defined 2013 Summit

queen11 Queen Latifah: Leading Women Defined 2013 Summit

Queen Latifah was comfortably chic at the 2013 Leading Women Defined: Girls Night Out event at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C. on Saturday (March 2).

Created three years ago by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks Debra Lee, Leading Women Defined is a forum designed to enable the network to bring together powerful African American women in the country from various backgrounds.

When Mona Scott Young has her version of Oprah’s Legends Ball in somebody’s backyard this summer I expect an invite and seat at the same table as K. Michelle. God has been good to us, too.

Also photographed at the conference: Tracee Ellis Ross, Tatyana Ali and NBC correspondent Mara Schiavocampo. Check out the auto-play video after the jump for more information on the cause. But first, please caption the picture of Tracee and Debra.

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Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Union, Quvenzhané Wallis & More Honored At Essence’s Black Women In Hollywood Awards

essence11 Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Union, Quvenzhané Wallis & More Honored At Essences Black Women In Hollywood Awards

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.

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Style Jury: Tracee Ellis Ross

tracee Style Jury: Tracee Ellis Ross

All hail wonky eye royalty. Tracee Ellis Ross smoozed it up nicely with NeNe Leakes and Georgia King at Elle’s Women In Television event inside Soho House in West Hollywood on Thursday (January 24). What’s your verdict on her look?

“It was truly a wonderful evening . . . These ‘dinners’ and ‘events’ are a part of my job and truthfully it can often be work,” Tracee writes on her official website. “I am not complaining, getting dressed up and going to wonderful fancy parties is fun, and I feel blessed to be enjoying these kinds of things as a result of my career, but like everything they can be a mixed bag. Often we have to  attend these things solo so it can feel lonely and anxiety provoking, and sometimes these events feel like a mind field of comparison and judgement.  Well, this dinner was none of that for me.”

Mane Moves: Tracee Ellis Ross Hosts Discover Your Hair Miracle

tracy1 Mane Moves: Tracee Ellis Ross Hosts Discover Your Hair Miracle

That eye voodoo is together today!

Card carrying member of the Big Booty Judy society, actress Tracee Ellis Ross, introduced Optimum Salon Haircare 6-in-1 Miracle Oil while hosting the Soft Sheen Carson’s Discover Your Hair Miracle event in New York City on Thursday (August 23). Always sunny beauty blogger Curly Nikki was also in the building! Bookmark and visit her website to read her interview with the ‘Girlfriends’ alum.

It was announced this week that Tracee Ellis Ross is leaving BET’s family comedy series ‘Reed Between The Lines.’ When the second season premieres next summer, the couple will be separated.

Carla, a psychologist, has moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles to take a “dream job” and hopes the family will join her. But Alex (played by Malcolm Jamal-Warner), a university professor and stay-at-home dad, doesn’t feel a move is right for the children and chooses to stay in Atlanta.

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Tracee Ellis Ross: Rose Bar Sessions With Brother Evan Ross

spotted1 Tracee Ellis Ross: Rose Bar Sessions With Brother Evan Ross

That wonky eye slays my existence every time.

Team Redbone sibling duo Tracee Ellis Ross and brother Evan (with his main dame Cora Skinner in tow) were photographed last week attending Rose Bar Sessions to watch Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons in concert.

Does LaMichael still set your soul on fire Marvin Gaye style?

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Style Jury: Tracee Ellis Ross

tracy1 Style Jury: Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross made a bold entrance at the 16th annual American Black Film Festival in Miami on Thursday (June 21). Never mind the wonky eye. That’s not a new issue.

The ‘Reed Between The Lines’ actress, who is currently serving as the ambassador at the four-day festival, rocked a Thakoon Resort 2012 Ikat Scarf Neck Jumper to the opening night for the film ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild.’

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