This past weekend, stars gathered at the TimesCenter in New York City for the 4th Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards. The show honored the achievements of exceptional women of color in fashion, media, business, the arts and entertainment, and public service. It serves as the premiere fundraising event for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a nonprofit youth empowerment mentoring organization founded by celebrity DJ, Beverly Bond. Check the winners below the gallery!
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Acclaimed actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross co-hosted.
Grammy Award winner and founder of FFAWN, Mary J. Blige received the “Icon” Award.
Trailblazer, entrepreneur, & actress Raven-Symoné took home the “Young, Gifted, and Black” Award.
Supermodel and fashion Icon, Naomi Campbell won the “Fashionista” Award.
Urban-alternative singer, songwriter, Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe received the “Who’s Got Next” Award.
Award-winning poet playwright and activist Dr. Sonia Sanchez went home with the “Living Legend” Award.
Inspirational speaker, author, and television personality Iyanla Vanzant won the “Shot Caller” Award.
World-renowned DJ and media personality DJ Spinderella took home the “Jazzy Joyce DJ” Award.
The “Community Service” Award was given to TruthAIDS founder, activist and White House Fellow, Dr. Mehret Mandefro.
And Grammy Award winner Anthony Hamilton, received the only award given to a man, the “Soul Brother #1″ Award.
Other participants included actress Kerry Washington, 2008 BGR! Award recipient Bethann Hardison, philanthropists Danny Simmons and Jessica Seinfeld, renowned visual artist Vic Muniz, multi-platinum producer Bryan-Michael Cox, acclaimed fashion designer Catherine Malandrino, and more.