Luxetips Events: Lincoln Celebrates Black Women In Hollywood With Essence Magazine

Luxetips Events: Lincoln Celebrates Black Women In Hollywood With Essence Magazine

Hello Divas:

Don’t ever give up and never give in.  Everything always works out in due time.

In honor of the Oscars, taking place this Sunday, Lincoln and Essence Magazine are back at it again with another hot event to celebrate Black Women in Hollywood.  This is the 6th year Lincoln has been the exclusive automobile sponsor and official vehicle for the event.  

Lincoln’s 2013 luxury midsize sedan, the MKZ, will be front row and center and will be onsite for attendees to view.

This year Mara Brock Akil creator of “Girlfriends” among other accolades and “James Bond 007, Skyfall” “Bond Girl” Naomie Harris will arrive in style with the MKZ.  

Side note:  I love Naomie Harris. Super talented. And she was amazing in Skyfall, my current favorite movie. Love. 


Via Lincoln,
“The innovation and inspiring design behind the all-new MKZ makes it a perfect complement to these talented women who have inspired through their careers and innovation,” says Shawn Thompson, Lincoln manager of Multicultural Marketing. 

Writer, producer and creator extraordinaire Mara Brock Akil and James Bond’s latest “Bond girl”, Naomie Harris, will arrive in style in the MKZ.

Akil, an acclaimed producer and writer, is responsible for successful television shows and movies featuring African-American casts.

Her company, Happy Camper Productions, partnered with Kelsey Grammer’s Gramnet Productions and CBS Paramount to create the groundbreaking series “Girlfriends.” In 2012, she produced “Sparkle” starring the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks. Akil is preparing to debut her new show, “Being Mary Jane,” starring Gabrielle Union.

Thompson will present Harris with the Lincoln Shining Star Award. Last year she grabbed the attention of Hollywood with her star-turning performance in the highest-grossing Bond film of all time, “Skyfall.” The London-born actress also has appeared in hits such as “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.” She will star in the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, “Long Walk to Freedom” opposite Idris Elba.

“Naomie’s critically acclaimed work in film, television and theater represents the dynamic group of today’s African-American women who are such a crucial part of the premium market space,” says Thompson.


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