Essence 9th annual 'Black Women in Hollywood' gala (photos)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A potpourri of A-list celebrities attended the 9th Annual Black Women in Hollywood at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
“When black women are together, a sacred space can be conjured.”
These words, spoken by Oprah Winfrey leading up to the Academy Awards, the Thursday afternoon event gathered some of the industry’s biggest names together to honor and embrace, as Winfrey said, “the magic of our sisterhood.”
“The idea that we gather in this space to speak each other’s name in praise and raise each other up in celebration, that’s a divine moment,” she said. “We all represent what’s possible when we come together and realize … we are the wisdom source for each other.”
Take a look at the photographic highlights of the prestigious and exclusive soiree.


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