Tyler Perry & Essence Magazine To Celebrate ‘Black Men In Hollywood’

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Successful African-American actor, director, screenwriter and producer Tyler Perry and Essence magazine teamed up for the first ever ‘Black Men in Hollywood‘ dinner during Oscar week on February 26. The pre-Oscars event will recognize the exceptional work of breakthrough and trailblazing performers and visionaries who contributed to the industry’s most celebrated films.

According to Essence, “Throughout the year, ESSENCE has chronicled the multitude of extraordinary performances and unforgettable moments in the pages of the magazine and on ESSENCE.com” said ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. Bush. “To be invited by our friend Tyler Perry to partner in this intimate celebration of Black cinema during Oscar week is especially significant, as we salute some of the most powerful, authentic and multi-dimensional images we’ve seen on screen-images that serve to inspire our young men of color.”

The celebration will also highlight the work of The California Endowment Influential Sons & Brothers campaign, which acknowledges those standout achievers who are vital role models for young men of color“.

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Source: Essence

Photos Credit: AP

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