Essence Black Women ...

Aja Naomi King, Issa Rae, Janelle Monae and Yara Shahidi honored at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Gala     If you missed the Sunday Image section of the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 12, here’s my story about Essence Magazine’s fabulous 10th anniversary...

Glamour’s Wome...

Glamour names Women of the Year – plus Bono   On the honors list: Miuccia Prada, Gwen Stefani, Black Lives Matter founders, Christine Lagarde, Zendaya, Simone Biles, Ashley Graham, Nadia Murad, Emily Doe and the U2 Frontman     In light of Nov. 8’s...

Essence Black Women In Hollywood

Oprah Opens 2015 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon Honors go to Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Regina King, Ruth Carter and “Orange Is the New Black” cast members         The event: At the Feb. 19 Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon, Essence Magazine honored actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw of “Belle” and “Beyond the Lights”; actress-director Regina King of “Ray,” “Southland” and “Jerry Maguire”; Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter; newcomer Iman Milner; and cast members of “Orange Is the New Black:” Adrienne Moore, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Lorraine Toussaint, Samira Wiley, Uzo...

The Hollywood Report...

Shonda Rhimes honored, Joan Rivers remembered at Hollywood Reporter Breakfast       The event: The Hollywood Reporter hosted its 23rd annual Women in Entertainment breakfast at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on Dec. 10, the day the magazine named the industry’s top 100 female power players....

United Friends of th...

Benjamin Bratt, Kate Walsh, Chandra Wilson and Jessica Capshaw at Brass Ring Dinner Honoring Shonda Rhimes and Dr. Richard Merkin   United Friends of the Children honored Shonda Rhimes with the Brass Ring Award and Richard Merkin, M.D., with the Nancy M. Daly Founder’s Award at its...

Essence Black Women ...

Octavia Spencer, Paula Patton, Kerry Washington, Pam Grier and Shonda Rhimes receive Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards   On ascending the podium at the fifth annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood awards luncheon, Richard Roundtree gazed at the A-list of African-American stars in the...