Issa Rae Honored with Trailblazer Award for diversity and inclusion

Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) president and event creator, Steve Jones, moderated a conversation with Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae (creator and star of HBO’s Insecure) at the fourth installment of The Hollywood Confidential on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills as a celebration in recognizing the closing of Black History Month.

Powered by Walgreens and presented by SAG-AFTRA, the panel focused on elements of acting, beauty, health, fitness and the breakthroughs taking place around diversity and inclusion.

Special highlights of the evening included opening remarks from SAG-AFTRA President, Gabrielle Carteris; a pre-conversation panel moderated by host Stacy Ike and featuring actors Dawn-Lyen Gardner(OWN’s “Queen Sugar”) and Logan Browning (Netflix’s “Dear White People”); and Rona Forte (Walgreens Diversity Specialist) presented Issa Rae with the Trailblazer Award for her breakthrough in the entertainment industry positively impacting diversity and inclusion.

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