Essence's Black Hollywood Shoot

Essence's Black Hollywood Shoot
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 05, 2008

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Our luncheon honorees Ruby Dee, Suzanne de Passe, Jurnee Smollett and Jada Pinkett Smith bask in their well-deserved praise.

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Lynn Whitfield, Tichina Arnold, LisaRaye McCoy-Misick, Regina Hall, Ananda Lewis and Sanaa Lathan give a new meaning to girl power.

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Tracee Ellis Ross strikes a pose with her fiery pout.

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Nia Long shows why she’s the girl next door.

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Gabrielle Union is ready to celebrate.

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It’s a family affair for Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon honoree Jurnee Smollet.

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Regina King shows off her good side.

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Laila Ali lets her girlie side out to play.

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Paula Patton enjoys a little fun in polka dots.

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Kerry Washington means business – and embodies style.

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Hollywood heavyweights Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lynn Whitfield are as bold as they are beautiful.

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TV host Tanika Ray is fearless.

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Tichina Arnold is always ready for the lights, camera and action.

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Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon glows.

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Publicist Marvet Britto and Ananda Lewis show what it means to have your girlfriend’s back.

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Sanaa Lathan takes a break from standing, but never from style.

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Berry Gordy, Suzanne de Passe and Quincy Jones share a genuine laugh after decades of friendship.

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LisaRaye McCoy-Misick is regal in pink.

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