On this past Thursday, I was invited to attend and cover one of the most incredible and inspiring award ceremonies I have ever attended. The Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon and awards ceremony sponsored by Lincoln Motor Company is by far one of the best events I’ve ever attended.
This special day, taking place a few days before the Oscars, is dedicated to celebrating and honoring the outstanding achievements of women of color in Hollywood. Women who dominate the big and small screens, who take on roles that are transformative and groundbreaking, and who take the charge in representing our stories and our realities for the world to see.
It was not only a pleasure but an absolute honor to be in the presence of such greatness. Guys, I MET OPRAH. I literally stood next to her, embraced her and got a #SELFIE with her! And I have to thank Lincoln Motor Company for making that possible. The event was attended by notables and VIPs including Common, Laverne Cox, Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Uzo Aduba, Kelly Rowland, Mara Brock Akil, Tracee Ellis Ross, Shonda Rhimes and so many more! Here’s how my day went: