Live from the 2012 Black Girls Rock Awards

Alicia Keys, Janelle Monae and former ESSENCE editor Susan L. Taylor were amongst this year's honorees. See how the most fabulous Black women celebrated each other at this year's BGR Awards.

ESSENCE.COM Oct, 14, 2012

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Brandy performs at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King take on their hosting duties at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Kerry Washington attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 and later receives her "Star Power" award.

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Idris Elba speaks onstage at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 and spins at the Black Girls Rock after party in New York City.

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Alicia Keys rocks the stage at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 and later recieves her "Rock Star" Award.

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Former ESSENCE editor-in-chief Susan L. Taylor accepts her "Inspiration" award onstage at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012.

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Tracee Ellis Ross attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 wearing a vintage piece borrowed from her mother Diana Ross's closet. We love!

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Dionne Warwick attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 where she received the "Living Legend" award.

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Ciara attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City wearing a Givenchy ensemble.

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Gabrielle Union attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Janelle Monae accepts her "Young, Gifted and Black" award at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Keyshia Cole attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Host Regina King attends at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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La La Anthony makes a fabulous turn in a Balmain dress and Christian Louboutin pumps at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012.

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Meagan Good rocks an American Apparel ensemble on the red carpet of BET's Black Girls Rock 2012. She later presented Janelle Monae with her "Young, Gifted and Black" award.

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Marsha Ambrosius attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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SWV takes the stage at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Honorees Janelle Monae and Alicia Keys share a laugh at the 2012 Black Girls Rock! at the Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Bow Wow attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater 2012 in New York City.

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Estelle speaks onstage at BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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India Arie attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Luke James attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Bridget Kelly attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Eric Benet attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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Anthony Hamilton attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.

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106 & Park host Miss Mykie attends BET's Black Girls Rock 2012 at Paradise Theater in New York City.