Regina Hall, Jenifer Lewis, KiKi Layne, Amandla Stenberg Are Named Essence Honorees

Essence has named four actresses as its annual Black Women in Hollywood honorees. They are Regina Hall and Amandla Stenberg, who both starred in “The Hate U Give,” KiKi Layne of  “If Beale Street Could Talk” and Jenifer Lewis of “black-ish.” The awards luncheon will be held Feb. 21 in Beverly Hills, California. In a statement, Essence salutes “the marvelous work and stunning achievements” of the four. Chief creative and content officer MoAna Luu also notes that they represent “the dynamic intersection of art and activism that is influencing how we shape our own destiny.” Hall was also in “Support the Girls,” and became the first

Yara Shahidi Named an Ambassador for the 25th Anniversary Screen Actors Guild Awards

The multifaceted Yara Shahidi has been named an Ambassador for the 25th Anniversary Screen Actors Guild Awards®. In this role, she will participate in various SAG Awards® pre-show events and share her insider’s view via social media. Shahidi joins Harry Shum Jr., who was previously announced as a SAG Awards Ambassador, in this special celebratory role.

‘Black-ish’ Star Marcus Scribner On Activism, Social Media and Creating Change

When he’s not playing socially awkward Junior in ABC’s comedy “Black-ish,” Marcus Scribner, gives back in major ways. The Los Angeles native has starred in “Black-ish” since the show premiered in 2014. As the show success continues to grow, Scribner has used his spotlight in a positive way. Though most television stars fear becoming activists due to social pressure, Scribner describes his activism as a priority. The actor uses his platform to uplift various issues. Those issues range from increasing younger voter turnout to creating dialogue about the foster care system. Scribner spoke with The Los Angeles Sentinel about his recent conversation with Congresswoman Karen Bass. “Me and Congresswoman Bass talked about what

Netflix is All About The Washingtons

There was a family affair August 8th in Hollywood at Madera Kitchen where Rev Run and Justine Simmons accompanied by their on-screen family graced the red carpet for the premiere of “All About The Washingtons on Netflix.” “All About The Washingtons” is a family sitcom based on the real life of the Simmons family. Joey Washington (Rev Run) recently retired from touring is trying to adjust to not being in the spotlight, having a greater physical presence to their four children, and being moral support to his wife Justine as she ventures into the world of entrepreneurship.   “I feel