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August 07,2017 01:20

BET held its annual event awarding the black women who are making the world a better place through everything they do, be it politics, movies, music and ...and more »


By Francisca Ortega, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle

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Best: Taraji P. Henson 
Straps and unexpected angles keeps us interested in this look. 

Best: Taraji P. Henson 
Straps and unexpected angles keeps us interested in this look. 

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Seems like Anthony Anderson can't stay away from it either. 

Seems like Anthony Anderson can't stay away from it either. 

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Best: Keyshia Ka'oir 
The rapper's clinging gown bedazzled us. 

Best: Keyshia Ka'oir 
The rapper's clinging gown bedazzled us. 

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Best: Lucki Starr 
She just won the red carpet. Hands down. 

Best: Lucki Starr 
She just won the red carpet. Hands down. 

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Best: Michelle Mitchenor 
The color and the silhouette on this structured gown makes us think high fashion in all the right ways. 

Best: Michelle Mitchenor 
The color and the silhouette on this structured gown makes us think high fashion in all the right ways. 

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Best: SZA 
The singer is feeling herself in this dress and it shows! 

Best: SZA 
The singer is feeling herself in this dress and it shows! 

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Best: Ebonee Davis
The model knows how to pick a color that will pop. 

Best: Ebonee Davis
The model knows how to pick a color that will pop. 

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Best: Anika Noni Rose 
The Tony-award winner's floral gown is flirty and fantastic. 

Best: Anika Noni Rose 
The Tony-award winner's floral gown is flirty and fantastic. 

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Best: Issa Rae 
This honoree is radiant in glamorous red carpet gown. 

Best: Issa Rae 
This honoree is radiant in glamorous red carpet gown. 

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Best: Dascha Polanco 
She'd look equally as good in this strolling around her dressing room as she does on the red carpet. 

Best: Dascha Polanco 
She'd look equally as good in this strolling around her dressing room as she does on the red carpet. 

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Best: Skai Jackson 
A gorgeous gown

Best: Skai Jackson 
A gorgeous gown

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Best: Tristan Wilds
This is how you make a statement with a jacket. 

Best: Tristan Wilds
This is how you make a statement with a jacket. 

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Best: Yara Shahidi
Belted and ruffly purple perfection. 

Best: Yara Shahidi
Belted and ruffly purple perfection. 

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Best: Beverly Bond 
The founder of the Black Girls Rock event knows how to work its runway. 

Best: Beverly Bond 
The founder of the Black Girls Rock event knows how to work its runway. 

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Best: India Arie 
We want to keep coloring in this skirt. 

Best: India Arie 
We want to keep coloring in this skirt. 

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Best: Maxine Waters 
The congresswoman came to be feted and she definitely rocks this color-popping look. 

Best: Maxine Waters 
The congresswoman came to be feted and she definitely rocks this color-popping look. 

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Best: Katlynn Simone 
This Houston-native does the little black dress to perfection. 

Best: Katlynn Simone 
This Houston-native does the little black dress to perfection. 

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Best: Suzanne F. Shank 
The white ruffle adds interest and texture. 

Best: Suzanne F. Shank 
The white ruffle adds interest and texture. 

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Best: Tyrese Gibson
Black tie done right. 

Best: Tyrese Gibson
Black tie done right. 

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Best: Rutina Wesley 
We love Wesley in Queen Sugar and she looks like she just walked off the set. 

Best: Rutina Wesley 
We love Wesley in Queen Sugar and she looks like she just walked off the set. 

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Best: Ledisi 
This dress criss-crosses in all the best ways 

Best: Ledisi 
This dress criss-crosses in all the best ways 

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Best: Anthony Anderson 
When in doubt go for a classic look. 

Best: Anthony Anderson 
When in doubt go for a classic look. 

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Best: Maxwell 
Only Maxwell could pull off this effortless cool. 

Best: Maxwell 
Only Maxwell could pull off this effortless cool. 

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Best: Ne-Yo 
Laid back style done right. 

Best: Ne-Yo 
Laid back style done right. 

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Best: Tiffany Haddish 
Walking the red carpet like a gold statue. 

Best: Tiffany Haddish 
Walking the red carpet like a gold statue. 

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Best: Sokhna Diallo
This young actress's print sheaf dress stood out as a highlight of the evening. 

Best: Sokhna Diallo
This young actress's print sheaf dress stood out as a highlight of the evening. 

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BET’s Black Girls Rock awards the best in entertainment, politics, music and more
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BET held its annual event awarding the black women who are making the world a better place through everything they do, be it politics, movies, music and activism
This year, U.S. Rep Maxine Waters was honored for her commitment to stand up for what she believes is right. Waters' response to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's attempts to stall questioning included repeating "reclaiming my time," which has since gone viral. She repeated the catch phrase during the award ceremony to much applause.
FASHION: Sometimes you're in. Sometimes you're out. 
Taraji P. Henson hosted the show that featured performances by as India Arie and Tyrese, SZA, Ledisi and more.
The show will air on BET at 7 p.m. Aug. 22,
Scroll through the gallery above for our favorite looks off the red carpet.

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