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 red carpet and positive celebration on stage.
Celebrities and performers such as Henson, Solange, Maxwell, Issa Rae, and others were in attendance, but it was not merely entertainers in the fold. From politician Maxine Waters to nuclear physicist Dr. Njema Frazier, PhD, to community activists Derrica and Natalie Wilson — who founded the Black and Missing Foundation — women of all pursuits, passions, and positions of power were awarded and lauded in the spirit of Black Girls Rock.