Keri Hilson at the 3rd annual Ween awards
Nov 11 2011
2:03 pm

3rd Annual Ween Awards: Why Should We Celebrate Black Women?

Last night, WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network) held their third annual awards at the Samsung Experience/Time Warner Center in New York. For the positive portrayal of black women in entertainment, the honorees for this year’s event were, Estelle, Keri Hilson, Tracy Mourning, Egypt Sherrod, Danyel Smith, and Jennifer Yu.

Is it important/necessary to have award shows for black women? Award shows like this one and say, Black Girls Rock? Essence Writer and Author, Demetria Lucas thinks so. On her A Belle in Brooklyn blog, she breaks it down like so:

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Kerry Brothers and Melyssa Ford at her celebrity birthday party
Nov 07 2008
7:35 pm

Melyssa Ford’s Celebrity Birthday Bash, Featuring ..

Happy birthday to Melyssa Ford! Today is her 32nd birthday. Last night there was a celebrity birthday party in her honor at Runway in NYC. There isn’t much in the way of celebs in these pictures, but that is Kerry Brothers, Alicia Keys-ex(?). NY Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce, Rasheed Wallace, DJ Clue, Talib Kweli and a host of industry faces were there to celebrate. Those pictures should be drifting out soon.

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