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ESSENCE magazine has released its 2019 February issue which honors black women in Hollywood.


Jennifer Lewis, Regina Hall, Amandla Stenberg, and KiKi Layne are the cover stars for the special “Film Noir” issue.

The actresses are also going to be Essence’s honorees for the annual Black Women In Hollywood luncheon, held each year ahead of the Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

Speaking on their choice for the honors, the magazine says:

“KiKi Layne has got next. Amandla Stenberg is a change artist whose roles get people talking. Regina Hall is a 20-year movie mainstay, who’s still surprising us, and the Black mother of Hollywood, Jennifer Lewis is our reigning queen of inspiration.”

Each actress spoke with ESSENCE’s West Coast editor Regina R. Roberts about their journey in Hollywood and how they’ve lit up Tinsel Town with plenty of Black Girl Magic.

See their covers below:

By Sarah Oyedo

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