Three of the nation's leading black publications - Black Enterprise, Ebony and Essence - all held events celebrating Oscar week by honoring prominent African Americans for their achievements in film and the entertainment industry:
Will Smith congratulates wife Jada Pinkett Smith as she is honored at Essence magazine's 1st annual Black Women In Hollywood luncheon on February 21st in Beverly Hills. Read previous post here.
Denzel Washington is honored at Ebony magazine's Pre-Oscar celebration in Hollywood on February 21st. Pictured with Denzel is the CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, Linda Johnson-Rice.
Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., CEO and President of Black Enterprise Magazine, and TV personality Star Jones-Reynolds at the Black Enterprise Celebration of Oscar Week, with actress/honoree Ruby Dee (center) on February 20th in Beverly Hills.
Actors Ja'net DuBois, Della Reese, Ruby Dee and Beverly Todd attend the Black Enterprise Oscar Week All-Star Gathering.