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‘Essence’ magazine’s “The Black Women in Hollywood” issue hits stands, ‘Abbott Elementary’s’ Quinta Brunson surprises Philly teacher and more


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Essence magazine’s “The Black Women in Hollywood” issue hits stands today. Actress Niecy Nash and partner Jessica Betts are featured on the cover and, as previously reported, the newly-married duo are the first-ever same sex couple to do so.

Nash took to her Instagram account to promote and reveal the historical cover, captioning the post, “Making H E R S T O R Y.”

In a similar Instagram post, Essence wrote, “Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts stun on our March/April Cover. When you find ‘A Love Like This’ it keeps faith alive of what true love means…”

Philadelphia native and Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson is living her best life as the star of the hit ABC show and spreading the love because of it.

After creating the show based on her former school teacher, the 32-year-old mogul-in-the-making recently surprised a Philadelphia school teacher for her work and dedication to the students.

Brunson teamed up with Good Morning America to award Xiomara Robinson and Benjamin B. Comegys Elementary School with $20,000 worth of books from Scholastic and $40,000 from Wells Fargo for supplies and equipment.

“To be a part of something like this because of the show … right now, it’s just, it feels fantastic. I feel humbled,” Brunson said.

Actress Laverne Cox is under fire for joking about “entanglements” to Jada Pinkett Smith on the SAG Awards carpet.

“Thank you for all the years of joy you brought us,” Cox said, wrapping up her interview with Jada and Will Smith. “We can’t wait for more Red Table Talk and more, more entanglements,” she added.

Fans took to social media condemning the star and her comments. Actress Vivica Fox said, “Talk about wrong place, wrong time,” on the Fox Soul show, Cocktails with Queens.

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