(Via Press Release) Los Angeles, CA – July 29, 2013 – On Wednesday, in celebration of his new TV One morning show “News One Now” and recent honor as “Journalist Of The Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists, Roland S. Martin, hosted his annual Los Angeles soiree at the L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Martin was joined by celebrities and a host of Hollywood insiders including actress Erika Alexander (“Criminal Minds”), actress Rochelle Aytes (ABC’s “Mistresses), actor/ comedian Bill Bellamy (“Mr. Box Office”), recording artist Rhona Bennett (En Vogue), VH1 Director of Celebrity Talent Relations & Creative Development Denise Bishop, CW Vice President of Current Programming Traci Blackwell, SVP of Marketing Qubeey Marc Brogdon,
President of Codeblack Films Jeff Clanagan, CEO of Revolt TV Keith Clinkscales, comedian Michael Colyar, actress Angell Conwell (“The Young and The Restless”), actress Wendy Davis (“Army Wives”), actor/director Bill Duke (“Not Easily Broken”), recording artist Terry Ellis (En Vogue), recording artist/ reality star Faith Evans (TV One’s “R&B Divas”), Sony Pictures Senior Vice President of Production / author DeVon Franklin, recording artist/ reality star Nicci Gilbert (TV One’s “R&B Divas”), actress Meagan Good (“Think Like A Man Too”), Co-Executive Producer Heather Gray (CBS’ “The Talk”), recording artist Cindy Herron (En Vogue), founder of THE AJ ZONE AJ Johnson, CEO of The Langford Company and former NBC executive Debra Langford, TV One CEO Alfred Liggins, reality star and restauranteur Miss Robbie Montgomery (OWN’s “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”), TV One consultant Christina Norman, reality star Tim Norman (OWN’s “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”), TV One acting Head of Programming D’Angela Proctor, actress/ activist Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Instant Mom”), television personality Tanika Ray (“HGTV Design Star”), director Matty Rich, publicist Reid Rich, Senior Associate Producer Tera Roberson (“Dr. Phil”), celebrity Judge Kevin Ross (“America’s Court with Judge Ross”), executive producer / comedian Chris Spencer (BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood”), actress Tika Sumpter (Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots”), reality stars Ben and Jewel Tankard (Bravo’s “Thicker Than Water: The Tankards”), actor Glynn Turman (Showtime’s “House of Lies”), talk show host Sheryl Underwood (CBS’ “The Talk”), actor/ director Mario Van Peebles (Starz’s “Boss”), and actress Vanessa Williams (“Raising Izzie”).