ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood 2012 photo round up with Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Pam Grier , Jordan Sparks , Jennifer Beals , Shonda Rhimes , Sharon Leal , Kim Wayans and more. Pam Grier was awarded the (Legend Award) and Shonda Rhimes the (Visionary Award).
Actress Kerry Washington covers the March 2012 issue of Essence Magazine dressed in white.
“I think it’s a really special time to be a woman of color in this business. The landscape of who has the power is changing. We are in more influential positions and are able to have a say in the stories that are told. I feel very lucky to be in the business now…” Kerry Washington
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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union cover Essence Magazine February 2012 photographed by Matthew Rolston .
“We’re not rushing it. Both of us have been married before, and we understand that if we choose to marry again, we want it to be right. We both took failing at marriage hard. The next time it’s gotta be forever…” — Dwyane Wade
Janelle Monae in “Janelle My Belle” for Essence Magazine November 2011, photographed by Kwaku Alston and styling by Nonja McKenzie. Janelle is wearing pieces from Janey Lopaty, Michael Pappas, Swarovski earrings and Ella Zahlan.
Actress Tasha Smith Covers Essence Magazine December 2011 and talks about going from homeless to Hollywood and how Tyler Perry changed her life.
“All those years ago, I was a girl with this dream, but with no education, no confidence, no self-esteem, nothing. And now God has brought me to this place of destiny, and He’s not even done with me yet…”
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