Essence “Black Women In Hollywood” Luncheon

Essence Essence Magazine’s 2nd Annual “Black Women In Hollywood” luncheon was held yesterday in Beverly Hills, California. This year’s luncheon honored Halle Berry (Power Award), Gina Prince-Bythewood (Visionary Award), Diahann Carroll (Legend Award) and Taraji P. Henson (Lexus Star to Watch Award). This year’s luncheon was hosted by Queen Latifah and a who’s who list of Brown Sistas were in attendance. Along with the honorees, actresses Tichina Arnold, Meagan Good, Sanna Lathan, Anika Noni Rose, and many, many others came out to show their support.


  1. Too many gorgeous looks at one location :bowdown:

    My favorite one here is Taraji P. Henson. I love the way the dress is constructed from top to bottom. The second choice goes to Kerry Washington. She looks hot. I like the accessories…especially that belt. She has a gorgeous pair of legs on her. Third place is Hallie Berry. My fourth and last choice is Eva. I would so wear these outfits.

  2. Anika N. Rose could’ve put more effort into it. We’ve all seen she can bring the heat. And what’s up with her makeup today? By the way, congratulation to her on being the first American Disney princess :thumbsup:

    Garcelle is holding it down I see 🙂 Beautiful shade of orange on Smollett.

  3. Damnit Halle! She is G.O.A.T. and I don’t want any of ya’ll to ever forget that!!!! 🙂

    My girl Meagan Good… nice to see her dressed up and in something new :thumbsup:

    I LOVE what Kerry Washington has on- great style!

  4. All the ladies look gorgeous! I’m loving Kerry’s outfit. So cute! :brownsista:

  5. Sanaa’s look is my favorite. Where’s Tracee, Nia and Gabrielle? I know they would have killed it (especially Tracee– she never dissapoints).

  6. Yes, there are a few more brown sistas that I would have liked to see like Malinda Williams. Oh well. Like Snijana said too many gorgeous looks at one event! Kerry, Pam (Tichina) and Meghan are killing it. I expect more from Lauren. I heard she was preggers though maybe that’s why she’s in all black and wearing that jacket??? I also expected more from Vivica. Tatiana looks preggers. I never seen her with all that boobage before. If she is,congrats.

  7. wow, where’s gabby union and angela bassett?? they like the only two missing.

    love sanaa, halle and taraji’s outfits!!

  8. Gosh…this post brings tears to my eyes cause the sisters all look impeccable…Halle brought the fire; motherhood is wearing her well and Kerry killed it with her stance….posture is everything in striking a pose…

  9. everyone look nice but ireally dnt want to comment on anything else right now

  10. Beautiful Brown Sistas, you can not deny the beauty. :brownsista:

    @ SnijanaFleur: :iagree: Anika was slipping with this outfit and hairstyle. We know she can and have done much better than this.

  11. Kerri is so fly and so beautiful without overdoing it and trying too hard. She looks like a black barbie! She is the hottest!

  12. lol… most of them crossed there legs when they took the picture… i’ll remember that when i’m trying to be cute too.

  13. I love this. I see ya Essence Magazine..Black women paying homage to other black women. I feel the love. We honor our own around here 🙂
    All the brownsistas look lovely.

    BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!!! :bowdown:

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