Black Girls Rock 2017 had quite a turn out of guests and honorees. Among this year’s honorees were Democratic Congresswoman, Rep. Maxine Waters, Insecure creator Issa Rae, black-ish tv series star, Yara Shahidi and Grammy-winning singer Solange Knowles.. Though the awards show had been previously taped on Saturday (Aug. 5) in Newark, N.J, it was aired tonight (Aug. 22) on BET channel. Empire actress and Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson hosted the star-studded affair.
Black Girls Rock was founded by Beverly Bond. It is an annual event billed to celebrate black women in the field of entertainment, social justice, community activism and politics.
This year’s honorees include some more recognizable names including Honorees
Maxine Waters (Social Humanitarian Award)
Issa Rae (Star Power Award)
Yara Shahidi (Young, Gifted and Black Award)
Solange Knowles and Roberta Flack (Living Legend Award)
Natalie and Derrica Wilson (Shot Caller and Community Change Agent Award).
Ibtihaj Muhamad, Haben Girma and Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna (M.A.D. Girls award recipients )