ESSENCE Announces Honorees for 2019 Black Women in Hollywood

ESSENCE just announced the honorees for its annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards. The award show celebrates “the global influence of Hollywood’s leading female artist-activists both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes.”

The four women who will be honored for the media outlet’s theme, The Power of Our Presence: Art & Activism are:

Actress/Activist & Author Jenifer Lewis (Black-ish)

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Actress/Comedian Regina Hall (Support The Girls)

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Actress/Activist Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)

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Actress Kiki Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk)

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MoAna Luu, Chief Creative and Content Officer for ESSENCE says:

“We are proud to salute the marvelous work and stunning achievements of our 2019 Black Women in Hollywood awardees, who as a collective presence are challenging perceptions and impacting social change. Through their craft and their commitment to causes, Amandla, Jenifer, Kiki and Regina represent the dynamic intersection of art and activism that is influencing how we shape our own destiny.”

Black Women in Hollywood Awards will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the Beverly Hills, CA.

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