Maxine Waters honored at the Black Girls Rock Awards

The Democratic congresswoman was honored with the Social Humanitarian Award at the annual Black Girls Rock ceremony, which was hosted by Taraji P. Henson. ABC News' Briana Stewart reports.
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I. I'm so there was an interesting event that honored black hair and black girl mad jig and also uninteresting term coal. Reclaiming my time at threatened black girls rock awards show aired just a few hours ago in the honorees. Had some powerful messages many directed at young people work our own Rihanna Stuart was there on the red carpet. Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters who welcomed like a rock star and the EP's 2017. Black girls rock awards show. CEE. The seventy year old honored with the social humanitarian award for her work energizing millennial voter I have fun with it. My mother in heels whether we talk can change NATO into the state. CC announced. Fellow honorees included music icon Roberta Flack HBO's breakout star Ethan ray. In Harvard bound yarn she heat from these blanket. But it was the California congresswoman who stole the show firing up the crowd with her typically direct message. If you can't really. After more than a quarter century in Washington. The outspoken congresswoman has no shortage of critics Maxine Waters just tell discredited and in response that calls. Many of her most contentious moment on camera have gone viral. Including a recent confrontation with Treasury Secretary Steve menu chin area I'm in my time or technique Lara cracked that moment took our. And social media with even read into that Arthel. I had no idea. That it was being listen to people were paying attention she's now turning that confrontation. Until inspiration. I would like you and and sad and I'll say it over and over again and replay and. On the red carpet she shared an even more person. No message for young people I want people to get around to. And to have confidence that they are special and if we can build that kind of confident everything evolves from that. She definitely was reclaiming her time strong message there from Maxine Waters Rihanna is here with this and there are lots of stars and red carpet SA or answer Graham was all lit up with whole bunch of. Folks that so many people or there is arraignment there currencies the new breakout star from each BS out and insecure laugh she was on her Hamas. Also acts of Haiti who of course at Harvard bound she has a new show coming out to aug maroon and sorry I guess we mislead Harden given deteriorating and the and if so. We'll hear.

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