Perry’s generous support of Meghan Markle wasn’t the first time the filmmaker opened his heart and wallet to lend his support to Black women and we’re certain it won’t be the last.
In a haunting excerpt from her memoir, "Just As I Am," the revered icon, who recently died, reflects on the America in which she came of age.
As much an activist as she was an actress, over the course of seven decades in Hollywood, Tyson broke down many barriers as a Black woman.
She deserves it all.
"This is the culmination of all those years of haves and have not," the iconic actress said in her acceptance speech.
"I learned so much from each member of the cast and production team. It's a pinnacle of my career," Tyson tells ESSENCE exclusively.
The OWN anthology series will also star Xosha Roquemore and Alano Miller as a couple whose romance unfolds one day at a time.
The authors of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics" were also honored at this star-studded event.
Celebrities walked the red carpet at the 12th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute and the 28th Annual Divas Simply Singing Benefit Concert.
Ava DuVernay, Quincy Jones and Tyler Perry were on hand to honor Tyson, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 1973.