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Taraji P.Henson, Issa Rae, Take The Red Carpet At The Black Girls Rock 2017

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Taraji P. Henson attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Taraji P. Henson attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

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 empowerment movement and a nonprofit mentoring organization and the event last night was attended by SZA, Ledisi, Dascha Polanco, Debra Lee, and many more inspiring women.

Honorees Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi held things down for the new school while Congresswoman Maxine Waters and music legend Dionne Warwick delivered classic fashion slays of their own.

The event was hosted by Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson.

Black Girls Rock! is set to air Tuesday, August 22 on BET.

See photos from the red carpet below

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Honoree Issa Rae attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Honoree Issa Rae attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Dascha Polanco attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Dascha Polanco attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Lovie Simone attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Lovie Simone attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of  BET Holdings, Inc  Debra L. Lee  attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of BET Holdings, Inc
Debra L. Lee attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Bevy Smith attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Bevy Smith attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Dionne Warwick attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Dionne Warwick attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  India Arie attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: India Arie attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Maxine Waters attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Maxine Waters attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  SZA attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: SZA attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Ledisi attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Ledisi attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Anika Noni Rose attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Anika Noni Rose attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Rutina Wesley attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Rutina Wesley attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Ty Alexander attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Ty Alexander attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Keyshia Ka'oir attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Keyshia Ka’oir attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Skai Jackson attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Skai Jackson attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Tiffany Haddish attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Tiffany Haddish attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Yara Shahidi attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Yara Shahidi attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Ebonee Davis attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Ebonee Davis attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Ne-Yo attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Ne-Yo attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Ty Hunter attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Ty Hunter attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Laz Alonso attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Laz Alonso attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Anthony Anderson attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Anthony Anderson attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Tristan Wilds attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Tristan Wilds attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

NEWARK, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Maxwell attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

NEWARK, NJ – AUGUST 05: Maxwell attends Black Girls Rock! 2017 at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

 

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