REGINA KING, SANAA LATHAN WILL PRESENT AT 2019 ESSENCE #BLACKWOMENINHOLLYWOOD AWARDS

*NEW YORK, NY  — Regina King, Sanaa Lathan and Elaine Welteroth have been confirmed as presenters for the 12th annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Adding to the ‘Black Girl Magic’ on stage will be a performance by award-winning singer and actress Amber Riley.  This year, ESSENCE celebrates the global influence of Hollywood’s leading female artist-activists and will honor actress Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”), actress/singer and author Jenifer Lewis (“Black-ish”), actress KiKi Layne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and actress Regina Hall (“Shaft”). The event will be hosted by singer/actress Kelly Rowland.

Actress Sanaa Lathan attends the opening of Kimora Lee Simmons' Beverly Hills boutique with W Magazine on December 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Actress Sanaa Lathan attends the opening of Kimora Lee Simmons’ Beverly Hills boutique with W Magazine on December 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Join us for the #BlackWomenInHollywood Facebook live stream on Thursday, February 21st  at 11:15 AM PST. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @essence #BlackWomeninHollywood and join in on the discussion on Facebook.

The ESSENCE Black Women in HollywoodAwards is presented by The Ford Motor Company and sponsored by AT&T, L’Oréal Paris, Walmart, Geico and Warner Bros.

About ESSENCE Communications Inc. 
ESSENCE Communications is the number one media, technology and commerce company serving Black women and inspires a global audience of more than 17 million through diverse storytelling and immersive original content. With a multi-platform presence in publishing, experiential and online, ESSENCE encompasses its signature magazine; digital, video and social platforms; television specials; books; as well as live events, including Black Women in Music, Black Women in Hollywood, Street Style and the ESSENCE Festival. Essence Communications is owned by Essence Ventures, an independent Black-owned, technology-driven company focused on merging content, community and commerce to meet the evolving cultural and lifestyle needs of people of color.

source:
ESSENCE
Sheila Harris
sharris@essence.com

STRATEGIC HEIGHTS MEDIA
Michelle Huff Elliott
Simone Smalls
Marcy Polanco
EssenceBWIH@strategicheights.com

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