ESSENCE BWIH Honors Lashana Lynch, Melina Matsoukas, Niecy Nash & POSE

ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Honors Lashana Lynch, Melina Matsoukas, Niecy Nash, Janet Mock And POSE Cast

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Brittany Howard attends Essence Black Women In Hollywood

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Brittany Howard Performs At The 13th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Event

We were thrilled to be treated to a performance from singer Brittany Howard. Her voice is so amazing.

Michelle Eubanks Dee Guerrero Raj Register and Moana Luu attend Essence Black Women In Hollywood

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We also loved that the executives in the building were just as radiant as the stars. The big boss energy from Ford Motor Company’s Raj Register and Dee Guerrero and ESSENCE’s Michelle Ebanks and Moana Luu is incredible. Ford unveiled their Ford Escape “Built Phenomenally” commercial campaign at the event, playing several of the commercials they created with director Kanyessa McMahon and costume designer Marci Rodgers. The clips feature real black women helmed organizations – Girls Make Beats, Free The Work, Made In Her Image and See Her.

Marsai Martin Janelle Monae and Issa Rae attend Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

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We loved this shot of Issa Rae with Janelle Monae and Marsai Martin

Garcelle Beauvais attends Essence Black Women In Hollywood

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We chatted with Garcelle Beauvais and congratulated her on bringing some color to the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.

Kandi Burruss attends Essence Black Women In Hollywood

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We also caught up with Kandi from RHOA.

Eva Marcille attends Essence Black Women In Hollywood

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Eva Marcille and Cynthia Bailey were also in the building.

Melina Matsoukas attends Essence Black Women In Hollywood

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Melina Matsoukas gave the Real Housewives of Atlanta a shoutout in her speech — which also credited sisterhood, her mother, Beyoncé and other influences. She also spoke about finding frustration in her business but being advised not to let “them” steal her joy. It was an epic speech.

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