On Nov. 5, Ericka Pittman, a vice president at Blue Flame Agency (a Sean Combs Enterprises company) and co-star on Bravo TV’s “The Singles Project,” hosted a book launch dinner for actor/director Bill Duke’s newest homage to black women, Dark Girls. Who’s who of entertainment, business and media gathered at Philippe Chow restaurant in New York City.
Guests included hip-hop star Trina, music industry entrepreneur and TV star Yandy Smith, real estate entrepreneur Meeka Claxton, music artist and “La’s Full Court Life” co-star Po Johnson, Dr. Lee Gause (also of “The Singles Project”); PYNK magazine publisher Mecca Moore; senior director of strategic planning, human resources & business operations at Blue Flame, Marilyn Van Alstyne; Janell Hazelwood, associate managing editor of digital at Black Enterprise; Len Burnett,
CO-CEO, Group Publisher at Uptown Media Group; legal professional and “The Single’s Project” co-star Onika McLean; and Imani Ellis, communications coordinator at Bravo TV.
Featuring cocktails by Ciroc, the event highlighted Dukes’ book which includes insights from entertainment, arts, media and fashion leaders such as Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, actress Vanessa Williams, TV host Sheryl Underwood, Hollywood vet Loretta Devine, Web publisher and founder ofChicRebellionTV Elayne Fluker and more. The book features work by photojournalist Barron Claiborne, and Shelia Moses adds a narrative that inspires and empowers.