Taraji P. Henson To Host ‘Black Girls Rock!’
Taraji P. Henson has been tapped as host of the 2017 “Black Girls Rock!” awards slated to air Sunday, August 20 on BET.
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This year’s honorees include “Insecure” creator, actress, writer and producer Issa Rae (Star Power Award), actress and activist Yara Shahidi (Young Gifted and Black Award), GRAMMY Award-winning songstress Roberta Flack (Living Legend Award), Wall Street powerhouse and pioneer Suzanne Shank (Shot Caller Award) and Community organizers Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson of The Black & Missing Foundation (Community Change Agent Award).
Taraji, who is a past honoree, released the following statement:
I’m honored to host the ‘BLACK GIRLS ROCK!’ Awards. I love the message and I love Beverly Bond and her vision. I was lucky to be honored in 2011.
It is truly a highlight of my life. Now I’m back to be part of this amazing night to honor the strong and powerful Yara, Issa Rae, Roberta, Suzanne, Derrica and Natalie.
Let’s make history together as we come together as women of brains, beauty and in support of each other.
I’ll definitely be tuned in. How about you?