(L-R) Taraji P. Henson, Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi

(L-R) Taraji P. Henson, Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi

*Taraji P. Henson has been tapped to host BET’s 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards honoring “Insecure” creator, writer and star Issa Rae, “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi and others.

The ceremony will take place on Aug. 5 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

Rae is set to receive the Star Power Award while actress/activist Shahidi will take home the Young Gifted and Black honor.

Other honorees include singer Roberta Flack (Living Legend Award); financier Suzanne Shank (Shot Caller Award); and community organizers Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson of The Black & Missing Foundation (Community Change Agent Award).

The 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards will air on BET on Aug. 20.