Essence in partnership with OWN will be airing the 9th annual Essence Luncheon. Debbie Allen and entertainment lawyer Nina Shaw will also be honored at the event.
The awards will be “Fierce & Fearless Award” for Ross, “Legend Award” for Allen, and “Lincoln Power Award” for Shaw.
The event will also feature appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Shonda Rhimes, Nick Cannon, Ryan Coogler, Zendaya and others to be announced. Acclaimed R&B artist Leon Bridges will perform. The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon will be televised as an ESSENCE and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network special, airing on Saturday, February 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.