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Taraji P. Henson Host 2017 Black Girls Rock

Taraji P. Henson to host 2017 ‘Black Girls Rock’ on BET


Saturday Aug. 5 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall.

Taraji P Henson - Black Girls RockThe “Black Girls Rock” Awards are targeted to highlight extraordinary Black women who have broken barriers and been uplifting influences in their communities. Taraji P. Henson has been tapped to host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards. Honorees include actress Issa Rae (who will be awarded the Star Power Award), actress Yara Shahidi (Young Gifted and Black Award), singer Roberta Flack (Living Legend Award), businesswoman Suzanne Shank (Shot Caller Award), and Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson of The Black & Missing Foundation (Community Change Agent Award).

Bermuda Limousine International will be the official transportation company and the first award show with BET’s new look under the direction of Billy Amato, Transportation Logistics Specialist for Bermuda Limousine International.

The awards will be taped on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall in Newark, NJ.

They will air on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at 8:00 P.M./ET on BET.