Essence magazine announced its 2019 Black Women in Hollywood honorees via the following video yesterday (January 14):

The recipients—actresses Regina Hall (“Black Monday”), KiKi Layne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Jenifer Lewis (“Black-ish”) and Amandla Stenberg (“The Hate U Give”)—also grace the cover of Essence’s upcoming Film Noir issue. Visit to see the photoshoot and conversations with the performers about their varied paths through the entertainment industry, then catch the print edition on January 25.