Everything That Went Down At the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

ESSENCE's 9th annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon is the pre-Oscar event to attend. The camaraderie in the room is magical. From Oprah to Shonda Rhimes, Zendaya to Kelly Rowland, Tinseltown's finest gathered to honor Debbie Allen, Tracee Ellis Ross and entertainment lawyer Nina Shaw. Go inside this exciting gathering.

Whitney Gaspard Feb, 24, 2016

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Oprah Winfrey and Kym Whitley are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Angela Robinson and Oprah Winfrey are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Tia Mowry and Jurnee Smollett-Bell are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Keke Palmer and Margaret Avery are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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LeToya Luckett and Serayah McNeill are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Lorraine Toussaint and Shaun Robinson are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Tika Sumpter, Holly Robinson, and Iyanla Vanzant are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Ty Hunter and Amber Riley are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Keke Palmer, Bevy Smith and Miss Lawrence are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Thais Francis speaks onstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Zendaya inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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SVP, Drama Development at ABC Studios Channing Dungey and Nick Cannon are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Table decor at inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Honoree Nina Shaw celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Leon Bridges performs inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Zendaya inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, and Holly Robinson are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Vanessa K. De Luca and Tracee Ellis Ross are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Honoree Debbie Allen, Norman Nixon Jr., former NBA player Norm Nixon and Vivian Nixon are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Kelly Rowland and Lala Anthony are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Garcelle Beauvais and Oprah Winfrey are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Holly Robinson, Evelyn Lozada and her daughter Shaniece Hairston are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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President of Essence Communications Michelle Ebanks, Oprah Winfrey, and Editor-in-Chief of Essence Vanessa K. De Luca are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Nicole Ari Parker and Bozoma Saint John are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Oprah Winfrey poses with guests are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Honoree Debbie Allen speaks onstage are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Shonda Rhimes and Zendaya are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Sisters Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Tracee Ellis Ross share a beautiful moment onstage at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Tracee Ellis Ross speaks onstage are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Ty Hunter and Latham Thomas are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Estelle and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Numa Perrier and Emayatzy Corinealdi are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Luvvie Ajayi and guests are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Oprah Winfrey and Holly Robinson are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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CEO of BET Network Debra Lee and Cheryl Boone Isaacs are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Bevy Smith, Shaun Robinson and Mara Brock Akil are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Shaun Robinson, Bevy Smith and Mara Brock Akil are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Holly Robinson, Iyanla Vanzant, and Evelyn Lozada are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Deborah Joy Winans inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Bevy Smith and Tia Mowry are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Tina Lawson and Debra Lee are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Erica Campbell inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Wendy Raquel Robinson inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Kahlana Barfield and Kelly Rowland are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Shonda Rhimes and Debbie Allen are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Miss Lawrence inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Latham Thomas and Emil Wilbekin are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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LeToya Luckett inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Evan Ross and Tia Mowry-Hardrict are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Kahlana Barfield inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Luvvie Ajayi and Necole Kane are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Tracee Ellis Ross snaps a picture with a group of beautiful young ladies inside the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Nick Cannon inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Tracee Ellis Ross stands to accept her award at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Tracee Ellis Ross and family are inside celebrating a beautiful moment at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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