The previous Black Women in Hollywood honoree was recognized for her limited series "When They See Us."
The director was actually relieved she didn't have to "juggle getting into hair, makeup and gown" while thinking about Trump's impending war.
And, she shares which complementary color will make lips pop. Hint: It's not red.
The director has created a production crew of over 50 percent women, including 18 female department heads.
Actor and Activist, Terry Crews, and his wife, Rebecca King Crews, and R. Kelly survivor Asante McGee spoke at Essence Festival about breaking the cycle of shame and speaking up against abuse and assault.
The "When They See Us" director said Friday at Essence Festival that she didn't always want to be connected to "serious" projects all the time.
"Everything that I’m doing is because I’m passionate about it, I believe in it and it’s something that I feel like represents who I really am," Jemele Hill told Tamron Hall at the 2019 Essence Festival.