Black Hollywood was in full force Sunday night for the inaugural ABFF Awards.
In a room celebrating Black excellence Don Cheadle, Regina King, Ryan Coogler, Will Packer and Diahann Carroll were all honored. Plus several stars turned out just to pay homage and bow down to those who have paved the way and opened doors.
Of course, the topic of #OscarsSoWhite came up, but this night was more about self love than being ignored by others. “It’s a beautiful thing to hashtag black pride or power to the people … but in reality self love is most important,” Omari Hardwick stated while on the red carpet.
The ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, premieres on BET and Centric, Tuesday, February 23rd at 8pm.