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2017 Black Girls Rock!

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Taraji P. Henson hosts tonight’s  Black Girls Rock! 2017  airing at 8 p.m. Tuesday on BET. Recorded on Aug. 5 before a live audience at the Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J., the awards program celebrates the contributions of Black women in the fields of music, entertainment, medicine, entrepreneurship and visionary aspects. In it’s ninth year,  honorees for this year include Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Social Humanitarian), actress Issa Rae (Star Power), Black and Missing Foundation Inc. founders Natalie Wilson and Derrica Wilson (Community Change Agent), Grammy Award-winning songstress Roberta Flack (Living Legend), businesswoman Suzanne Shank (Shot Caller) and “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi (Young, Gifted and Black).

The line up of performers includes Anthony Hamilton, India Arie, Ledisi, Sza, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Tyrese.