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Black Girl Magic Overload: Essence Releases its Black Women in Hollywood Portraits

Black Girl Magic Overload: Essence Releases its Black Women in Hollywood Portraits

 Photo: Aaron J. Thornton

There's nothing like coming together to celebrate each other. Essence magazine does it every February when it hosts its annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon to honor and recognize Black women in the entertainment industry. 

With this year's theme being "The Power of Our Presence: Art & Activism," the 2019 honorees included Jenifer Lewis, Regina Hall, Kiki Layne, and Amandla Stenberg. Photographer Michael Rowe captured the beauty and excellence of attendees who took photos in front of a culturally rich backdrop inspired by Malick Sidibé's work and created by artist Makeba "KEEBS" Rainey. 

As you can imagine, it turned into an overload of Black girl magic. See for yourself. 

Ava Duvernay  

Sheryl Lee Ralph 

Jenifer Lewis

Iyanla Vanzant  

DeWanda Wise 

Robin Thede 

Nafessa Williams 

Elaine Welteroth

June Ambrose

Megan Good

Tina Lawson 

Yaya DaCosta 

Yvonne Orji 

Michele Weaver 

Kiki Layne 

Visit Essence.com to see more photos. 

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