Black Girls Rock! 2017

Black Girls Rock! 2017

August 5, 2017
August 5, 2017
Newark
Newark
 

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Black Girls Rock! is an annual award show, founded by former DJ and model Beverly Bond, that honors and promotes ciswomen of color in different fields involving music, entertainment, medicine, entrepreneurship and visionary aspects; the categorized awards include "The 'Rock Star' Award," "Social Humanitarian," "Who Got Next?," "Living Legend," "Shot Caller," "Trailblazer," "Motivator," "Young, Gifted & Black," "Star Power," and "Visionary." [1] The program also features musical performances by female recording artists in the R&B and Soul music genres.

The show's ceremony made its official debut on the television screen in November 7, 2010 on BET,[2] where it was hosted by actress Nia Long and featured recognitions and musical performances by performers such as SWV, Coko, Raven-Symoné, Keke Palmer, Ruby Dee, Teresa Clarke, Marcelite J. Harris, Iyanla Vanzant, Kelly Price, Keyshia Cole, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Keri Hilson, Ciara and Missy Elliott, who was previously honored with the "Creative Visionary" award in 2007.[1][3]

In 2013 the show was shown on BET.[4]

The 2015 event took place the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.[5]

At the 2016 awards show, Hillary Clinton attended and introduced Bond.[6]

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Taraji P. Henson
 
bornSeptember 11, 1970
Washington D.C.
 
India Arie
 
bornOctober 3, 1975
Maxine Waters
 
bornAugust 15, 1938
 
SZA
 
bornNovember 8, 1990

Photos - 2017 Black Girls Rock! (1)107

Host

Taraji Penda Henson[1][2] (/təˈrɑːi/ tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid.

Henson has also had an extensive career in television in series such as The Division, Boston Legal and Eli Stone. In 2011 Henson starred in the Lifetime Television film Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, which earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.[3] From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Detective Jocelyn Carter in the CBS drama Person of Interest, for which she won an NAACP Image Award. Henson went on to star in the ensemble film Think Like a Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel. In 2015, she began starring as Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, for which she became the first African-American woman to win a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She also won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards, in 2015 and 2016.

In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. That year, Henson also released a New York Times best selling autobiography titled Around the Way Girl.[4] Also that year, she received praise for her starring role as Katherine Johnson in the critically acclaimed drama film Hidden Figures, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.[5]

Honorees4

Performers5

Top Albums by Performers10

Top Songs by Performers10

Presenters10

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in downtown Newark, New Jersey, United States, is one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States. Home to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), more than 9 million visitors (including more than one million children) have visited the center since it opened in October 1997 on the site of the former Military Park Hotel. NJPAC has been an important component in revitalization of New Jersey's largest city.

Notable Attendees42

Videos1

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles16

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles30

Maxine Waters Stole the Show at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
  –  August 7, 2017
Maxine Waters received the welcome of a lifetime when she took the stage the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards ... called the award “the ultimate honor.” “Black women make me feel invincible,” she said. We can’t WAIT for the show to air — just ...
Taraji P. Henson to host Black Girls Rock honoring Issa Rae
  –  July 26, 2017
Henson will host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring “Insecure” creator and ... Rae, who is the also the writer behind “Insecure,” will receive the Star Power Award. The HBO show launched its second season this week.
Taraji P. Henson Will Host 2017 "Black Girls Rock" Award Show
  –  July 26, 2017
My girl Taraji continues to build her Empire! Today BET announced that THE acting icon, Taraji P. Henson, will be hosting the 2017 "Black Girls Rock" award show on August 5th. The award show will air on August 20th on BET at 8:00pm. “I’m honored to ...
Henson to host Black Girls Rock Awards
  –  July 25, 2017
Henson will host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring “Insecure” creator and ... Rae, who is the also the writer behind “Insecure,” will receive the Star Power Award. The HBO show launched its second season this week.
Maxine Waters, Issa Rae, SZA & More Shine At 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards
  –  August 7, 2017
The 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, normally styled as Black Girls Rock!, was another star-studded time for the annual event. This year, beloved Democratic Party Congresswoman Maxine Waters took the stage and rocked the house with a rousing speech, and ...
Issa Rae Makes us Love What We Don’t Even Like at the Black Girls Rock! Awards
  –  August 7, 2017
Mm. We’re just not feeling the sheerness and the bodysuit, although we have to admit, this is easily one of the better iterations of the look we’ve ever seen. It’s helped by being subtle. It also helps that her styling is gorgeous and almost nothing ...
Black Girls Rock! Delivered The Ultimate Hairspiration
  –  August 7, 2017
it's Black Girls Rock! The annual awards show, created to celebrate trailblazing change makers across various industries, just wrapped its 2017 edition and as expected, the beauty inspo was seriously stunning. Check out all of the standout hair and makeup ...
All of the Best Looks From the 2017 Black Girls Rock Red Carpet
  –  August 7, 2017
Plus, see everything worn by superstar host Taraji P. Henson. Black Girls Rock held its annual awards show on Saturday evening, celebrating women of color who are killing it as entrepreneurs, performers and philanthropists. Of course, the evening's red ...
The Stars honored at Black Girls Rock Awards! See Video!
  –  August 7, 2017
black-ish star Yara Shahidi and Grammy-winning singer Solange Knowles were among the honorees at the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards... by Mari deRoux August 7, 2017 81 Views Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, Insecure creator Issa Rae, black-ish star Yara ...
Maxine Waters at Black Girls Rock: ‘If you come for me, I’m coming for you’
  –  August 7, 2017
On Saturday, U.S. Representative Maxine Waters was one of the honorees at the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, and she entered the event to screams and applause, some of the loudest of the night. The 78-year-old politician matched the excitement of the crowd ...
SOLANGE KNOWLES HONORED AT BLACK GIRLS ROCK! EVENT
  –  August 7, 2017
Solange Knowles had the support of her husband Alan Ferguson and son Daniel Smith Jr at Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The singer was honored at the event, which was hosted by hosted by “Empire” star Taraji P.
Nomzamo Mbatha rubs shoulders with US celebrities at Black girls rock event (PHOTOS)
  –  August 7, 2017
Actress/honoree Issa Rae attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty images Singer-songwriter Maxwell attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in ...
Stars honoured at Black Girls Rock Awards
  –  August 7, 2017
Stars honoured at Black Girls Rock Awards Congresswoman Maxine Waters joins stars Taraji P. Henson, Issa Rae and Ne-Yo at the Black Girls Rock Awards, which honours black women in entertainment, politics, science and social justice. (August 8) Check out ...
Solange Knowles and Roberta Flack honoured at Black Girls Rock Awards
  –  August 7, 2017
at the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards. Beyonce's little sister was celebrated with the Rock Star accolade, which she branded "the ultimate honour", while Black-ish star Yara, who is heading to Harvard University, was recognised with the Young, Gifted And ...
Taraji P.Henson, Issa Rae, Take The Red Carpet At The Black Girls Rock 2017
  –  August 7, 2017
BET’s Black Girls Rock held on Saturday night, August 5th, 2017 was attended by some of the brightest in entertainment, politics and all sectors to celebrate their outstanding contributions in the society. ‘Black Girls Rock’ is a global women’s ...
Maxine Waters Stole the Show at ‘Black Girls Rock!’
  –  August 7, 2017
Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters received the welcome of a lifetime when she took the stage the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards. Waters was one of the honorees Saturday at the annual event honoring black women in fields such as entertainment, politics ...
Our Favorite Looks From 2017 Black Girls Rock!
  –  August 7, 2017
Black women rock, and even though we all know that, it's nice to have a night that specifically honors the accomplishments of Black women who are making major contributions to the world. Below are some of our favorite pictures from the 2017 Black Girls ...
Maxine Waters shines at Black Girls Rock Awards
  –  August 7, 2017
Fiery Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters was welcomed like a contemporary rock star when she entered the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, as the audience screamed loudly and gave her the night's rowdiest and wildest applause. Waters was one of the honorees ...
On the Scene: Black Girls Rock! 2017 with Taraji P. Henson in David Koma, Issa Rae in Leilou by Alex, Yara Shahidi in Elie Saab, and More!
  –  August 6, 2017
The annual #BlackGirlMagic Awards show Black Girls Rock! went down last night in New Jersey, with a slew of our favorite Celebrity Bombers and Bombshells in attendance. With guests wearing runway ready looks from Zuhair Murad to David Koma to Elie Saab ...
Black Girls Rock! Taraji P. Henson, Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi, SZA attend BET’s Event – BellaNaija
  –  August 6, 2017
BET's Black Girls Rock held on Saturday night (August 5) and it was quite the event as a number of successful and inspiring black women came together for a worthy cause. 'Black Girls Rock' is a global women's empowerment movement and a nonprofit … Taraji P.
Maxine Waters, Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi and More Honored at 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards [PHOTO]
  –  August 6, 2017
Democratic U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, Insecure creator Issa Rae, black-ish star Yara Shahidi and Grammy-winning singer Solange Knowles were among the honorees at the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards in Newark, N.J., on Saturday (Aug. 5). The annual event was ...
Black Girls Rock honorees share inspirational wisdom at BET’s annual celebration
  –  August 6, 2017
business owners and others at the Black Girls Rock 2017 event in New Jersey. Hosted by “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson, BET’s annual event, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, brought out top stars from "Black-ish ...
The 2017 Black Girls Rock Red Carpet … Rocked
  –  August 6, 2017
Inimitable star Taraji P. Henson hosted this year’s Black Girls Rock awards show and celebration this weekend. Set to be broadcast on BET later in August, the event took place in Newark, New Jersey, this year. There was no shortage of fabulousness on the ...
Taraji P. Henson to Host Black Girls Rock Honoring Issa Rae
  –  July 28, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson will host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring “Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae and others. FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2017 file photo, Taraji P. Henson arrives at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in ...
Taraji P. Henson to Host BET’s 2017 ‘Black Girls Rock’ Saluting Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi & More
  –  July 25, 2017
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Honorees For BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ Announced
  –  July 25, 2017
Airing on August 20th, Black Girls Rock! will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 5, 2017.
Taraji P. Henson to host Black Girls Rock honoring Issa Rae
  –  July 25, 2017
The HBO show launched its second season this week. Other honorees include singer Roberta Flack (Living Legend Award); "black-ish" actress Yara Shahidi (Young Gifted and Black Award); financier Suzanne Shank (Shot Caller Award); and community organizers ...
Taraji P. Henson to host Black Girls Rock honoring Issa Rae
  –  July 25, 2017
NEW YORK — Taraji P. Henson will host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring “Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae and others. BET said the Oscar nominee and “Empire” actress will host the Aug. 5 event at the New Jersey Performing Arts ...
Taraji P. Henson To Host 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards
  –  July 25, 2017
BET Networks has announced Taraji P. Henson as the host of the “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” 2017 Awards, which will tape on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall in Newark, NJ and premiere on Sunday, August ...
Taraji P. Henson to host Black Girls Rock honoring Issa Rae
  –  July 25, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) - Taraji P. Henson will host BET's 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring "Insecure" creator and star Issa Rae and others. BET said the Oscar nominee and "Empire" actress will host the Aug. 5 event at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in ...

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