Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 05, 2008

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Luncheon honoree and recipient of the Power Award Jada Pinkett Smith is all smiles with husband Will Smith and their good friends Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon and Awards, presented by Lexus, were held at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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Hollywood power player and ESSENCE March cover girl Tracey Edmonds works the room.

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ESSENCE March cover star Paula Patton enjoys the luncheonís lively atmosphere.

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ESSENCE March cover star Ruby Dee is greeted by actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lynn Whitfield. Dee received the luncheon’s Legend Award.

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Actresses Vivica Fox and Raven-Symone make their way to the luncheon.

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Soul singer Ledisi graces the mic.

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Will Smith is all smiles with wife Jada, and friend and former co-star Nia Long.

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Actresses Taraji Henson and Tracee Ellis Ross add glamour to ESSENCE’s celebration of girl power.

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Actress Gabrielle Union poses with sophistication and style.

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Dreamgirl Sharon Leal joins the party.

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Actress and Turks and Caicos First Lady LisaRaye smiles brightly at the elegant affair.

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Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson enjoys the special occasion to celebrate Black Women in Hollywood.

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Actress Tia Mowry proves she’s all grown up

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Actress Jurnee Smollett embraces Pauletta Washington with her Lexus Rising Star Award in hand

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Actress Vanessa Williams smiles bright.

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Will Smith greets Black Hollywood legend and luncheon honoree Ruby Dee.

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Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph gracefully makes her to the luncheon.

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Boxer and television host Laila Ali enjoys the opportunity to mingle with other great women in entertainment.

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Actress and new mom Garcelle Beauvais glows in green.

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