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[MUSIC] Welcome once again to the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards luncheon. Hello. Welcome. I'm so excited. She's my girl. The love that I feel in this room just fills my cup up. And what my mother meant when she said you can't eat beauty was that You can't rely on how you look to sustain you. I told my sister, I'm gonna keep it together. I lied. We're sisters. We don't always get to see each other and it's difficult see you guys hear today. Women who we've laughed with and we cried with and we struggled with. Thank you. For not turning your back on me. Thank you for not tap-dancing on my misery, even when I wasn't always returning the favor. We are blessed to be able to dream so big. It is important that we come together as women and support each other and pat each other on the back. [APPLAUSE] [clapping] And say keep going

A Look Back at ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood

Take a stroll down memory lane with some of the most poignant moments from luncheon's past.

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