The 2017 edition of BET’s annual Black Girls Rock Awards held on Saturday at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ, and quite a number of celebrities came out to support other black women who were awarded for their accomplishments as entertainers, philanthropists, and business owners.
Hosted by the hit series ‘Empire’ star, Taraji P. Henson, the event, which will air on the 22nd of August on BET, was held to honour and promote women of colour in different fields including, music, entertainment, medicine, entrepreneurship and visionary aspects.
Actress and creator of the YouTube web series, ‘Awkward Black Girl’, Issa Rae; Congresswoman Maxine Waters; singers Roberta Flack, Natalie and Derricka Wilson; businesswoman/ cofounder and CEO of Siebert Branford Shank, Suzanne Shank; and “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi were some of the notable personalities and honorees present at the event.
Check out their fab red carpet looks below:
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