The ninth annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon powered by Essence Magazine was a huge hit. The event was quoted as a sacred place for black women to get together and celebrate one another’s greatness.
I love the beauty of powerful, affluent, talented, and DOPE women. Check out some of my favorite images that the ladies shared via social media on yesterday after the break.
“The idea that we gather in this space to speak each other’s name in praise and raise each other up in celebration, that’s a divine moment,” she said. “We all represent what’s possible when we come together and realize … we are the wisdom source for each other.” ~Ava DuVernay
The 9th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon took place yesterday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in the week leading up to the Academy Awards. The event, is going to be shown on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) special to air Saturday, attracted the likes of Shonda Rhimes, Oscars producer Reginald Hudlin, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and performers Zendaya and Nick Cannon to uplift and recognize three specific honorees. “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross received the Fierce and Fearless Award, entertainment lawyer Nina Shaw took home the Power Award and producer, director and actress Debbie Allen was honored with the Legend Award.
They join a long list of former honorees including Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Cicely Tyson and Lupita Nyong’o.Each recipient spoke about the importance of celebrating each other.
I am all for it so I invite you all to set your DVRs Saturday to catch it!
Some of my favorite pics from the evenings event are below.
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Got this dress in Lagos, Nigeria from @tnldesigns , got these @versace_official sandals from @adailydiva at #cocktailswithclaire Atlanta! Keeping it global 🌎 Thank you to the #Colgate @opticwhite #DesignerSmile team for having me at #Essence #BlackWomeninHollywood , the experience was bomb!
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