Black Actresses Unite to Celebrate Each Other and Share Love at the Sistahs Soiree

For the last seven years, Alfre Woodard has organized a gathering of Black actresses during Oscar week. She's said her annual Sistahs Soiree is meant to dispel the myth that all Black women in Hollywood must be in constant, crippling competition.

This year's attendees included Aja Naomi King, Margaret Avery, Regina Taylor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Yolonda Ross, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosario Dawson, Aisha Tyler, Latanya Richardson, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Lorraine Toussaint, Anika Noni Rose, and Loretta Divine.
The women chatted, embraced, dined, and took the occasional selfie while fostering an important community. In light of this year's Oscar diversity controversy, it's always good to see how Black women build in spite of any structural obstacles we might face.