British Actress & Comedian Gina Yashere: 'I Wasn't Going To Wait For Hollywood To Come To Me, I Made My Own Way'
Yashere shares how embracing her authenticity as a creative is helping her change the way African stories are told in film and television.
The ladies also weighed in on what's inspired each of them to want to affect change in their respective spaces.
"Now is the best time for Africans and African-Americans to pivot their attention from Hollywood to the African film and TV industry."
The ladies addressed several timely topics including battling inclusion and challenges as Black women designers based in emerging markets.
Getting your mental well-bring on track can often be the first step towards turning things around in your life and at the first-ever ESSENCE I Am Speaking Summit, our Mind, […]
"Indignance becomes a fuel that anchors you in a way that doesn't require approval from anyone else."
Reserve your free ticket now to join us on Thursday, May 6 at 5PM EST on ESSENCEStudios.com and ESSENCE.com.
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How Christina Elmore & Birgundi Baker Reacted To Those Jaw-Dropping Moments On 'Insecure' And 'The Chi'
From Condola's pregnancy to Keisha's kidnapping, the actresses who bring these characters to life open up about their shocking storylines.
'Judas and the Black Messiah' costume designer Charlese Antoinette Jones and Director/Producer Salima Koroma share their experiences at ESSENCE Hollywood House.
The Real Story Behind The Making Of 'Judas And The Black Messiah' Is A Reminder Of The Power Of Black Unity
Co-producer & MACRO founder & CEO Charles D. King shares the incredible backstory of the creative brotherhood that brought the film to life.
"Black women are constantly breaking through so many different barriers and so many different boxes that people try to put us in."
The Emmy-winning starlet fought back tears as she also expressed gratitude for those who continue to inspire her through their work.
"We realize that we are, as ourselves, unlimited and our experiences, valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize, if they choose."
Michaela Coel Thanks Issa Rae, Janelle Monae & Other Black Women Who Welcomed Her Into Hollywood With Open Arms
Though it was her moment to shine, the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood honoree used her acceptance speech to say "thank you" to those who were there for her.
Whoopi Goldberg: 'ESSENCE Always Made It Clear That We Didn't Have To Be Anybody Else's Idea Of Black Women'
The Hollywood icon shared heartfelt words of appreciation during her acceptance speech at the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards.
ESSENCE Hollywood House Lineup: Featuring Stars From 'Insecure,' 'The Chi,' 'Snowfall,' 'Bridgerton' & More!
Check out the full list and then be sure to tune in to ESSENCE Studios on Friday, April 23 at 7PM EST! Free registration open now!
Holly Robinson Peete Talks Breaking Autism Stigmas In Black Communities & The Importance Of Inclusive Travel
In honor of Autism Acceptance Month, the proud mom shares how Beaches resorts have added a little more sunshine to her family's journey.
Check out these six conversations you won't want to miss about what it's really like to work in Hollywood and then tune in, April 23 at 7PM EST!