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Gabrielle Union Hosting Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards

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Gabrielle Union has landed herself a hosting gig, The Being Mary Jane star has been announced as the host of the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards.

Gabrielle UnionGabrielle, goes from accepting an award to hosting duties, remember  2013? The actress accepted the Fierce and Fearless Award where she urged the audience to speak out about the racism and sexism they see in the industry.

“We stand up and we use our voices for things other than self promotion. We don’t stand by and let racism and sexism and homophobia run rapid on our watch. Real fearless and fierce women complement other women and we recognize and embrace that their shine in no way diminishes our light and that it actually makes our light shine brighter.”Gabrielle Union

This year’s event will honor the next generation of Hollywood stars: Yara Shahidi, Aja Naomi King, Issa Rae, and Janelle Monaé.

The awards will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Feb. 23.


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