As Hollywood was gearing up for it’s biggest celebration of the year, the 80th Annual Academy Awards,® Essence Magazine paid tribute to it’s own at the First Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.
Reel Sista Jada Pinket Smith was honored.
Hubby Will Smith was on hand to present.
Ruby Dee was also honored. This is definitely a great year for Sista Dee.
Ruby mingled with Will Smith and Kerry Washington
Other Reel sistas came out to celebrate:
Vivica was there
She hung out with young reel sista Raven Symone.
Tracey Edmonds was there as well.
Salli Richardson looked radiant in red.
Denzel’s wife Pauletta was there for the celebration.
Paula Patton came through and laughed it up with Will Smith.
Ruby hung out with Ja’Net DuBois, Della Reese and others
Jada and Kerry
Suzanne De Passe and honoree Jada
Garcelle was gorgeous in green.
And Gabrielle Union was there too.
It’s great that Essence is giving reel sistas the love they deserve. Congrats to Jada and Ruby!
This week/month Reel Sistas are all over the covers of my favorite magazines. Check them out:
Tyra Banks if on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. In the article, she talks about the transformation her career has taken since her days on the runway.
Check out the article here
Essence Celebrates Hollywood this month with a cover that features the best and brightest up-and-comers and legendary reel sistas.
This month’s cover girls include Paula Patton, Jennifer Hudson, Ruby Dee, Kerry Washington, as well as industry insiders Marvet Britto, Tracey Edmonds, Kasi Lemmons, Suzanne De Passe and Andrea Nelson Meigs.
This Collector’s Edition of Essence is on newstands now.
and lastly The Hollywood Edition of Vanity Fair is also on newstands. Zoe Saldana is the lone reel sista to make the cover.