Last goodbyes to Vesta
An infectious laugh and loads of talent
Hundreds of mourners paid their final respects to singer-actress Vesta Williams at West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Williams was found dead on Sept. 22 in an El Segundo hotel.
Among mouners were actresses Jackee Harry, Anna Maria Horsford, Loretta Devine and Sheryl Lee Ralph, and members of the musical group Fourplay.
As the political ramifications of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death remained uncertain, his followers demonstrated Wednesday in plazas nationwide to show they support a continuation of his policies.
Recently there was an article published on the online site Jezebel written by Kirsten West Savali discussing “Hollywood’s Invisible Love Interest: The Overweight Black Woman.”
Honorary Delta Sheryl Lee Ralph, from left, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority President Cynthia M.A. Butler McIntyre, Regional Director Sandra Phillips Johnson, and past Regional Director Thelma James Day, Ed.D., at the Delta’s far west region reception honoring McIntyre at Loyola Marymount University on Sunday, June 10. The event was a kickoff celebration titled “Journey to the Centennial.” The Deltas will celebrate their 100th year as a sorority in 2013./
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) held its 37th Annual Gracie Awards gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Angela Kinsey. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media. The awards program, held Tuesday, also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.
Every now and then someone submits a story to me that I feel compelled to share with the Our Weekly readership. This particular story involves the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) and filmmaker Julie Dash.