For their contributions to TV and film, several black female stars will be honored at Essence’s annual star-studded event in celebration of these black women and more, the event is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2023, at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and hosted by the Grammy-winning rapper and Actor, Cliff
According to Essence, in preparation for their 17th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, they have announced the spotlight will shine on Academy Award-nominated actress and Grammy Award winner Danielle Brooks, six-time Grammy-nominated singer Halle Bailey, industry powerhouse Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming for STARZ, and acclaimed screenwriter and showrunner of the All American series Nkechi Okoro Carroll.
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aims to highlight the strength, elegance, and influence of Black women navigating the entertainment business. This focus is especially significant considering the challenges posed by the historic writers’ and actors’ strike of 2023.
In a statement, Caroline Wanga, President and CEO of Essence Ventures, expressed the magazine’s commitment to celebrating Black women within the industry.
“The intersection of joy and justice is where community thrives. We don’t ever need to diminish our collective power and accomplishments; due to the work we are still doing to exist equitably. The past year tested this intersection within one of our most sacred cultural realms when the entertainment industry faced the gridlock of stakeholder value and WORTH. Livelihoods and legacies were at risk as the fight for economic inclusion mandated resolution,”
#Clique, what are your thoughts on this year’s Essence awards?