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FLICKS: Essence Magazine Honors Black Women in Hollywood, Mary J Blige, Queen Latifah, Gabby Sidibe, Zoe Saldana & Cicely Tyson!

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Essence Magazine recently honored Black Women in Hollywood this past Thursday!

This was the 3rd Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon which was held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The honorees were newcomer Gabourey Sidibe who received her award for Best Breakthrough Performance, which was presented to her by “Precious” director, Lee Daniels. Viola Davis and Lawrence Fishburne presented the Legend Award to the legendary and phenomenal Cicely Tyson. “Avatar” director James Cameron presented Zoe Saldana with the Star to Watch Award. Afterwards gospel duo, Mary Mary sang “Can’t Give Up Now” in honor of Songstress of the Year honoree, Mary J. Blige, presented by last year’s Black Women in Hollywood honoree, Taraji P. Henson. Queen Latifah was the Power Award honoree and the award was presented to her by another Black Women in Hollywood honoree,  Jada Pinkett-Smith (who, sadly, lost her father last week)…

Here are some flicks of the celebs at the Essence luncheon….

Mary J Blige

Gabourey Sidibe

Mega gospel duo Mary Mary

Steve Harvey & wife

Cicely Tyson

Vivica A. Fox

Taraji P. Henson

Keri Hilson

Garcelle Beauvais

With Angela Burt-Murray at New York Fashion Week

Check out what Angela Burt-Murray, Editor-in-Chief of Essence Magazine had to say about this year’s Essence honorees…

How important is it to honor our own? Who do you think is deserving? Let us know your thoughts guys & dolls! Leave your comments below…

Muah & ♥ ya guys!

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