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Aja Naomi King and Janelle Monae take a sweet photo together at Marie Claire's 'Fresh Faces' celebration in West Hollywood, California.
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Aja Naomi King looks flawless on the red carpet at Marie Claire's 'Fresh Faces' celebration in West Hollywood, California.
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Janelle Monae is all smiles on the red carpet at Marie Claire's 'Fresh Faces' celebration in West Hollywood, California.
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Normani Korde looks cute and flirty at Marie Claire's 'Fresh Faces' celebration in West Hollywood, California.
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Eve hits the stage performs during the Ruff Ryders and Friends Reunion Tour Past, Present and Future in NYC.
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Danielle Brooks looks fierce in her blue printed suit as she attends Variety's Power Of Women in New York City.
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Tina Knowles looks super chic as she attends Variety's Power Of Women in New York City.
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Angela Simmons rocks a cute and sporty outfit to Dopreroots And Traplord Present Dopeland in Los Angeles, California.
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Tasha Smith is looking bright and springy at the TV One Upfront press junket of upcoming 4Q17 and 2018 programming slate in New York City.
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Oprah Winfrey strikes a pose at the Film Independent at LACMA Special Screening and Q&A of "The Life Of Henrietta Lacks" in Los Angeles, California.
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Kathleen Trigg-Jones and Dr. Michael Jones pose for picutres during the premiere of "We Are The Joneses" on Centric at The Rickey at Dream Midtown on April 20, 2017 in New York City.
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The Dear White People cast attend their screening in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Karyn Parsons attends the Dance Theatre of Harlem's 6th Annual Vision Gala in New York City.
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Naturi Naughton and Anthony Mackie take a sweet pic together as they attend AT&T & Tribeca's celebratory launch of Untold Stories: An Inclusive Film Program in New York City.
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Lala Anthony and Jussie Smollett pose together at AT&T & Tribeca's celebratory launch of Untold Stories: An Inclusive Film Program in New York City.
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Naturi Naughton strikes a pose and shows off her baby bump at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Untold Stories Program Luncheon in NYC.
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Billy Porter, Jussie Smollett and Lee Daniels hang out at the after party for"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" premiere in NYC.
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Playing the role of Jalessa Vinson (later Vinson-Taylor), actress and singer Dawnn Lewis became the friend that every girl wanted to have in her crew. Embodying the hardworking and determined characteristics of Jalessa in her real life, Lewis has gone on to start a multi-platform production company named Morning Jewel and non-profit organization that provides financial and programmatic support to underprivileged youth by the name of A New Day. Aside from her known acting roles in A Different World and Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, Lewis had recurring roles on One Tree Hill, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and appeared in the 2006 film Dreamgirls. Also lending her voice to many animations, Lewis has voiced characters on shows such as The Simpsons, Curious George, Futurama, and Doc McStuffins. Currently, the multi-talented actress can be seen in roles on TNT's Major Crimes, the CW's iZombie, and the recently launched Amazon pilot The Legend of Master Legend.
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Oprah Winfrey is all smiles at "The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks" New York Premiere.
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Jussie Smollett looks handsome in an olive green tux at "The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks" Premiere in New York City.
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Cynthia Erivo stuns in a royal blue dress at "The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks" New York Premiere in New York City.
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Morris Chestnut throws down in the kitchen as he guest stars on ABC's "The Chew."
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Uzo Aduba strikes a posse at the 15th Annual Benefit For The Academy of American Poets in New York City.
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Jennifer Hudson shows some leg at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival - "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives" World Premiere in NYC.
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Tyra Banks is looking pretty in floral at the Freeform 2017 Upfront in New York City.
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Zoe Saldana shimmers in her orange dress at he premiere of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" in Hollywood, California.
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Rosario Dawson dazzles in gold as she arrives for the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Unforgettable" in Hollywood, California.
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Claudia Jordan rocks a cute plunge jumpsuit to the Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Unforgettable'premiere in Hollywood, California.
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Tahj Mowry is all smiles at the Thirst Project's 8th Annual Thirst gala in Beverly Hills, California.
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Charlamagne Tha God and Vashtie have some fun at Charlamagne Tha God's "Black privilege" Book Launch in New York City.
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Big Sean speaks on stage at the Sean Anderson Foundation Mogul Prep Atlanta event in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Iman rocks a sleek olive jumpsuit at the Harper's BAZAAR 150th Anniversary Event in New York City.
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Hannah Bronfman is looking super stylish in her velvet cami dress at Harper's BAZAAR 150th Anniversary Event in New York City.
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LeToya Luckett is all smiles as she visits SiriusXM Studios in NYC.
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Rihanna slays at the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Experience pop up in Los Angeles.
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Jennifer Hudson shows some leg as she leaves the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' in New York City.
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Hanna Bronfman DJs during Winter Bumbleland as part of Coachella 2017.
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Tamron Hall looks super sophisticated at the 2017 Success Makers Summit in New York Cit.
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Zoe Saldana floats off the set of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in Los Angeles.
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Jourdan Dunn is anything but mellow in yellow at NYLON: Midnight Garden After Dark at the NYLON Estate Bermuda Dunes, CA.
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The model and entrepreneur will celebrate her b-day May 11.
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Janelle Monae gives Stevie Wonder some love as he receives the "Key of Life" Award at the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo in Los Angeles.
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Yara Shahidi and Aja Naomi King look fresh and spring ready at the POPSUGAR Cabana Club at Colony Palms Hotel during Coachella 2017.
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Aja Naomi King is all smiles at the POPSUGAR and CFDA Brunch at the POPSUGAR Cabana Club at Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, CA.
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Hannah Bronfman stops for a pic at the POPSUGAR and CFDA Brunch at the POPSUGAR Cabana Club at Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, CA.
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Vanessa Simmons is spotted poolside during Coachella 2017.
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Chanel Iman shows off her festival style The Zoe Report's ZOEasis in Palm Springs, CA.
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Kehlani performs during day 3 of the Coachella 2017.
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Keri Hilson makes an appearance at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.
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Justine Skye is all smiles at The Zoe Report's ZOEasis during Coachella 2017.
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Pharrell Williams gets the crowd hype during Coachella 2017.
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Jennifer Hudson is spring time fresh while leaving ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York City.
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Sophia Richie strikes a pose in the REVOLVE Desert House during Coachella 2017.
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Terrence J and Jasmine Sanders hang out at the REVOLVE Desert House during Coachella 2017.
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Jasmine Tookes is festival perfection at the REVOLVE Desert House during Coachella.
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Chanel Iman rocks multicolored braids at the REVOLVE Desert House during Coachella.
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Model Shaun Ross plays it cool at the REVOLVE Desert House during Coachella with Moet & Chandon in Palm Springs, CA.
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Jourdan Dunn is spottted living it up in style at Coachella 2017 in Indio, CA.
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Jasmine Tookes is spottted living it up in style at Victoria's Secret Launch of "Sexy Little Things" during Coachella 2017 in Indio, CA.
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Kehlani shows up for Winter Bumbleland in Rancho Mirage during Coachella 2017.
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Andre Leon Talley and Whoopi Goldberg visit SiriusXM Studios in New York City.
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Jasmine Tookes is spottted living it up in style at Coachella 2017 in Indio, CA.
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Amber Rose heads into the party at the Midnight Garden After Dark at the NYLON Estate in Bermuda Dunes, CA.
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Busta Rhymes puts on a show at the World Ski And Snowboard Festival in Whistler, Canada.
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Serayah and Jhene Aiko soak in the sunshine during Coachella 2017.
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John Boyega is all smiles the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.
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Justine Skye hits a hight note on stage at The Hyde Away during Coachella 2017 in Thermal, CA.
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Yara Shahidi cools off in the H&M Loves Coachella Tent during Coachella 2017 in Indio, CA
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Shanina Shaik and Jasmine Tookes chill out at Victoria's Secret Angels Celebrattion for the Sexy Little Things Launch at the Angel Oasis during Coachella 2017 in Indio, CA.
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Amber Rose and Odell Beckham Jr. meet up at Midnight Garden After Dark at the NYLON Estate in Bermuda Dunes, California
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Sevyn Streeter performs onstage at the Writers Jam sponsored by Roland during the 2017 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO in Los Angeles.
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Christina Milian is spottted living it up in style at the PrettyLittleThing x Paper Magazine Playground during Coachella 2017 in Indio, CA.
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Solange and Joanne the Scammer prepare for shenanigans during Coachella 2017.
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Garcelle Beauvais celebrates a Toast to Summer with the NEW Limited Edition CIROC Summer Colada at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.
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Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard hang out at the REVOLVE Desert House during Coachella 2017 in Indio, CA.
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Kandi Burruss stirkes a pose as she shows at Kenya Moore's "Unforgettable" screening in Atlanta, GA.
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Cynthia Bailey and Hill Harper take a cute selfie at The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People In Media in NYC.
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Solange and poised and pretty during Coachella 2017.
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Kenya Moore is looking pretty at her "Unforgettable" screening in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Tamera Mowry has some fun dying Easter eggs with her favorite little helper.
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Eva Marcille's slay and pray pose in Honduras is giving us life!
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Christina Milian strikes a pose as she gets ready to head to Coachella.
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Margarette Purvis, Tanya Fields and Joy Bryant attend the Food Bank for New York City Can-Do Awards Dinner 2017 in New York City.
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Rashida Jones attends TimesTalks Presents Rashida Jones In Conversation With Jenna Wortham in New York City.
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