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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Essence magazine will celebrate Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi at its 10th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

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The magazine announced Thursday that it will recognize “Hollywood’s Next Generation” at a gala dinner hosted by Gabrielle Union in the days leading up to the Oscars. The Black Women in Hollywood Awards will be held Feb. 23 at the Beverly Wilshire.

Singer-actress Monae stars in two films up for best picture, “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight.” Writer-director-actress Issa Rae is the creator and star of HBO’s hit “Insecure.” King appears in “How to Get Away With Murder,” and Shahidi is known for her work on “black-ish.”

Past honorees include Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Ava DuVernay, Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, Lupita Nyong’o and Octavia Spencer.

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