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The style and glamor were immeasurable yesterday  at the Beverly Hills Hotel where Essence hosted its Fourth Annual Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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The annual event honors the brightest stars who have made positive contributions via roles that illuminate the lives of ordinary black women in a meaningful way in film, stage and television.

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Honorees at the luncheon included Jennifer Hudson, Viola Davis, Angela Bassett and Loretta Divine. 

After the break check out the Who’s Who of Black Hollywood. 

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Angela Bassett was stunning in this gunmetal grey, sleeveless dress.

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Tatyana Ali rocked this aquamarine sleeveless two-piece.

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Gabrielle Union reminded us of the 50’s with this black cocktail dress.

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Kimora was pretty in this pink one shoulder. It’s not a goddess dress but she wore it like one.

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Kerry Washington is refreshing in this champagne dress.

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Close up of Kerry Washington’s clutch. Her rings are sickening.

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The flyest couple in Hollywood, Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kudjoe.

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Serena Williams is hopping happy in a one sleeve.

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Brandy is all smiles in head to toe black.

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Detail of Brandy’s hot shoes.

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Tichina Arnold is demure in coral green.

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Garcelle Beauvais is demure here. We like her necklace, especially how the colors work wit her pink blou