Lena Waithe, Tiffany Haddish, Danai Gurira & Tessa Thompson Shine At Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards

Emmy-winner Lena Waithe, Girl’s Trip breakout Tiffany Haddish, Black Panther and The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira, and Thor Ragnarok actress Tessa Thompson were honored Essence Magazine’s annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, which took place Thursday afternoon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Waithe received the first Black Women in Hollywood Ford Vanguard Award and got a shout-out from her Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg via highlight video. As a proud gay…

Emmy-winner Lena Waithe, Girl’s Trip breakout Tiffany Haddish, Black Panther and The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira, and Thor Ragnarok actress Tessa Thompson were honored Essence Magazine’s annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, which took place Thursday afternoon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Waithe received the first Black Women in Hollywood Ford Vanguard Award and got a shout-out from her Ready Player One director Steven Spielberg via highlight video. As a proud gay…

Time Inc. Sells Essence to Black-Owned Independent Venture

Time Inc. has sold Essence Communications — the 50-year-old media brand catering to female African-American audiences — ahead of the closing of its deal to be acquired itself by Meredith Corp. Essence Communications is being acquired by a privately held venture formed by Richelieu Dennis, the founder of hair- and skin-care products maker Sundial Brands. […]

Time Inc. has sold Essence Communications — the 50-year-old media brand catering to female African-American audiences — ahead of the closing of its deal to be acquired itself by Meredith Corp. Essence Communications is being acquired by a privately held venture formed by Richelieu Dennis, the founder of hair- and skin-care products maker Sundial Brands. […]