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Fly Recap: 10th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala Presented by The Lincoln Motor Company

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ESSENCE, the preeminent brand for African-American women, proudly honored remarkable moments and performers in film and television at yesterday’s 10th annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala. Honoring Hollywood’s “Next Generation” the 2017 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards were presented to Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi.

Known as one of  Oscar week’s most exalted and star-studded events, the red carpet included celebrity appearances and guests such as Gabrielle Union, Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis, Pharrell Williams, Common, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Alfre Woodard, Holly Robinson Pete, Sherri Shepard, Tyrese Gibson, Alfred Enoch, Letoya Luckett, Quvenzhane Wallis, Debbie Allen, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Loni Love, Margaret Avery amongst others. Cynthia Erivo offered a heart-wrenching solo performance between honoree acceptances.

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Powerhouse actress Aja Naomi King was presented the Lincoln Shining Star Award by Viola Davis. Multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, and model Janelle Monáe was presented the Breakthrough Award by Pharrell Williams. Issa Rae was presented the Vanguard Award by Debbie Allen and Yara Shahidi was presented the Generation Next Award by Tracee Ellis Ross. 

The ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards & Gala will be televised as an ESSENCE and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network special, airing on Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.

The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala was presented by The Lincoln Motor Company and sponsored by AT&T, Coca-Cola, Colgate® Optic White®, GEICO, L’Oréal Paris, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Walmart.

Please visit Essence.com for highlights and behind-the-scenes footage from the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala.  Follow Essence on Twitter @essenceonline #BlackWomenInHollywood and join in the discussion at www.facebook.com/essence.

Photo Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Essence

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ANNIE stars Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis cover ESSENCE

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We’re excited to see ANNIE stars Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis gracing the cover of ESSENCE magazine’s December issue!

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Tank – “You’re My Star” [SFPL Tunes]

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TANK is here as the weather heats up with a new tune entitled “You’re My Star” from his forthcoming album ‘Stronger.’ Check it out below as Tank sings complete circles around this track!

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Tyler Perry & Oprah Grace The Cover of Essence Magazine June Issue

With two brand new Tyler Perry scripted shows coming to OWN Network, Oprah and Tyler decided to explain; ‘Why They Lean On Each Other’ in Essence Magazine‘s June 2013 issue. This makes Tyler’s 2nd time covering Essence within a year.

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Mag Covers: Tia & Tamera Covers Essence Magazine’s April Issue as ‘Moms In Charge’

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Tia & Tamera Mowry have been our favorite twinsies for some time now! While consistently landing major television and movie roles, the duo still takes pride in their self-titled hit reality show via the Style Network. Together, they recently launched a new product line for mothers and babies entitled ‘Mama Need’, which we hear is taking off in a major way. 

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[Fly-LIGHTs] Gabby Douglass For Essence Magazine

 

Olympic Champion, Gabby Douglas covers the December 2012 issue of ESSENCE in gold medal style!

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[Mag Covers] Audra The Rapper Featured in Essence Magazine, Mary J. Blige Graces Cover

Audra the Rapper has been featured in the June Issue of ESSENCE magazine as they honor young and fashionable women making waves in the industry.  Others featured include Mary J. Blige (cover), Bridget Kelly, Elle Varner, and Vashtie. Peep the layout below…

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[In Beyonce News] Beyonce To Win Award For Writing An Essence Magazine Cover Story

Yes, you heard it correctly! Beyonce is set to win a writing award from the New York Association of Black Journalists on May 15!

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[Mag Cover] Michelle Obama covers Essence Magazine

 

First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of Essence Magazine’s October 2011 issue. In the article, “The Leading Lady,” she reflects on what she calls the “big, bright light” of her power as First Lady.

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[Fly-LIGHTS] Essence Salutes @BevySmith @JuneAmbrose @TheFashionBomb and more…

 

Essence Magazine is celebrating style mavens June Ambrose, Bevy Smith, Claire Sulmers (The Fashion Bomb), DJ Kiss, Tai Beauchamp and Tracy Reese for the their september 2011 issue.

The ladies look absolutely GORGEOUS in the Spread.

I mean BEAUTIFUL!

Claire posted a few out takes including this one of her DJ Kiss and Bevy Smith. We LOVE it!

You can peep the rest over at The Fashion Bomb Daily.

Claire was one of the first bloggers to embrace us over three years ago, and from the moment I met June Ambrose she’s been nothing but a resource, and honest resource who has given me amazing advice, and our dearest Bevy has embraced us like we are her own. We love and respect these Ladies, they deserve any and every spotlight!

-Stay Fly!