ESSENCE, the number one media brand aimed at African-American women, today unveiled plans to join forces with award-winning producer, director, actor, writer, and philanthropist tyler perry on February 26, 2014 for Black Men in Hollywood, a remarkable celebration during OSCAR® week. The event will salute the exceptional work of breakthrough and trailblazing performers and visionaries who contributed to the industry’s most heralded films.
“Throughout the year, Essence has chronicled the multitude of extraordinary performances and unforgettable moments in the pages of the magazine and on Essence.com,” commented Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush. “To be invited by our friend tyler perry to partner in this intimate celebration of Black cinema during OSCAR® week is especially significant, as we salute some of the most powerful, authentic and multi-dimensional images we’ve seen on screen—images that serve to inspire our young men of color.”
The intimate celebration will also spotlight The California Endowment’s influential Sons & Brothers (#sonsandbrothers) campaign, which acknowledges those stand-out achievers who are vital role models for young men of color.% | %