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Black Women Were Basking in Excellence at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards

“I challenge you not to reject yourselves … we need to make it through because we enjoy you.” That was Aja Naomi’s last words as she left the podium filled with love from the #BlackGirlMagic that was radiating in the room. That space was the 10th Annual Essence Black Women of Hollywood. On Thursday night, the MFA Yale-graduate was among fantastic company with fellow honorees Insecure’s Issa Rae, music artist and Hidden Figures co-star Janelle Monaé, and Black-ish star and Teen Vogue writer Yara Shahidi.

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