Lupita Nyong’o Embraces Dark Beauty in Black Women in Hollywood Acceptance Speech
The rocketing star delivered her moving speech at the luncheon where she accepted the award for the best breakthrough performance for her work in 12 Years a Slave.
Lupita Nyong’o attends the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, Feb. 27, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Hollywood’s favorite newcomer, Lupita Nyong’o, accepted the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Thursday for her heart-wrenching performance in 12 Years a Slave. In her acceptance speech, she touched a deeply sensitive subject in the black community: black beauty, specifically dark-skinned beauty