To kick off OSCAR weekend, ESSENCE— the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globally—celebrated extraordinary Hollywood visionaries and culture shifters during its 13th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE‘s Black Women in Hollywood Awards was presented by Ford and sponsored by AT&T […]
Award-winning musician, actress, and television personality Eve has been confirmed to host the 13th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globally, will celebrate women owning, expanding and transforming the art of storytelling in honor […]
Oprah By Jack Barnes At the Los Angeles premiere of director Ava DuVernay‘s film adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time,” Oprah Winfrey discusses acting against blue screen and how she thinks cosmic forces have colluded to make the film happen now. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
Chris Classic Changes the Narrative, calls out H&M and pays homage to Black Kings & Queens in “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” By Jack Barnes Enraged by yet another racist image of young Liam in the H&M ad and the disparaging narrative that America enforces on our black youth, Hip […]
HALLE BERRY By Jack Barnes Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE today announced that Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry will open the Empowerment Experience Stage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, presented by Coca-Cola, onFriday, June 30, 2017 at 11:30am, which will kick off the Festival’s weekend slate of daytime […]
BET Awards 17 By Jack Barnes Chairman and CEO of BET Debra L. Lee kicked off the “BET Awards 17” with her annual PRE event, which took place at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
BET EXPERIENCE By Jack Barnes BET NETWORKS and AEG announced the panelists and host for the 2017 Genius Talks series sponsored by AT&T taking place at the BET Experience @ L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola®. Top powerhouse women in the T.V. and film industries including Tracee Ellis Ross, Ava DuVernay, […]
Essence Festival’s Daytime Empowerment By Jack Barnes Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) ESSENCE® Festival, presented by Coca-Cola®, announces its star-studded daytime lineup of speakers and panelists for the event’s signature ESSENCE Empowerment Experience Stage, taking place June 30–July 2, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
Ava DuVernay By Jack Barnes Storytelling is personal for trailblazing director Ava DuVernay—whether she’s helming a documentary on mass incarceration, ensuring all Queen Sugar episodes are directed by women or assembling a multicultural cast for the highly anticipated film, A Wrinkle in Time. For her, the vision starts within. In Essence’s upcoming March issue […]