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The Black in Hollywood Luncheon was recorded for a special to air Saturday on OWN, the Network. Make sure you catch it for some major inspiration.

 

Check out the video above to see what these ladies love about fierce and fabulous black women, their thoughts on , and even a few opinions on presidential candidate, Ben Carson.

 

Attendees and presenters at the star-studded luncheon included Oprah Winfrey, , , , and . , Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, and stopped by on the carpet to speak their minds and share their incredibly positive energy.

 

The event, held during Oscar’s week each year, celebrates the accomplishments of black, powerhouse women in the entertainment industry. This year’s honorees were “Black-ish” star┬áTracee Ellis Ross, entertainment lawyer Nina Shaw, and producer, director, choreographer, and actress Debbie Allen.

 

Complex News hit the black carpet at ‘s 9th Annual Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon, and the black girl magic in the room was absolutely electric.

 

Actor-comedian Chris Rock attends the Essence 9th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)
Actor-comedian Chris Rock attends the Essence 9th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

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