By Jack Barnes Kicking off Oscar weekend with style and grace, ESSENCE celebrated four remarkable Hollywood artist-activists during its 12th annual “BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD AWARDS,” held Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The luncheon, themed “Art + Activism,” was hosted by Grammy Award-Winning singer and actress, Kelly Rowland; and honored actress and comedian Regina Hall (Black Women […]

Common By Jack Barnes Rémy Martin presented Common’s a Toast To The Arts at Ysabel restaurant in Los Angeles. Celebrities in attendance included  Mary J Blige, Tiffany Haddish, Gabrielle Union, Daniel Kaluuya, Kitty Cash, Amanda Seales, Bevy Smith, Angie Martinez, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Cidra Smith, Elaine Welteroth and more. For the event’s 4th year […]

STEP SISTERS By Jack Barnes The movie, which comes to the streaming service on January 19, is directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline) and written by Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) as well as Emmy Award® winner Lena Waithe (Master of None), Ben Cory Jones (Insecure) and stars Megalyn Echikunwoke, Naturi Naughton, Marque Richardson, and Matt McGorry. The story revolves around Jamilah […]