Essence Taps Gabrielle Union for Hosting Duties
Actress Gabrielle Union will take the stage as host of this year’s 10th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. The 44-year old Being Mary Jane star, who accepted the Fierce and Fearless Award at 2013’s ceremony, will help usher in a new generation of Hollywood stars, including Aja Naomi King, Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae, and Janelle Monae, who will all be honored at this year’s gala.
The event will be held February 23rd at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Kelly Rowland, Jill Scott and many others are expected to attend.