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Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health in the Black Community During Variety's Power Of Women Speech (Video)

Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health in the Black Community During Variety's Power Of Women Speech (Video)

Honoree Taraji P. Henson is all smiles at Variety’s Power Of Women: New York event!

The 48-year-old Empire actress looked chic at the event, presented by Lifetime, at Cipriani Midtown on Friday (April 5) in New York City.

She was joined by fellow honorees Kacey Musgraves, Bette Midler, and Christiane Amanpour.

Presenters included CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King, Gloria Bell actress Julianne Moore, and The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon (wearing some interesting tiny props on his fingers). The Daily Show comedian Michelle Wolf hosted the event.

Also in attendance were Bethenny & Fredrik‘s Bethenny Frankel, journalist Carole Radziwill, “Babe” singer Jennifer Nettles, Freak Show actress Trudie Styler, and Ashley Graham, who had fun with fellow model Gigi Hadid while inside.

Taraji was brought to tears during her speech while discussing mental health in the black community. Watch it below! (See Gigi‘s speech here.)

Audi was a premiere sponsor of the event, and the official wine partner was JNSQ. Additional sponsors included Shea Moisture, iHeart Media, and Icelandic Glacial.

FYI: Taraji is wearing Off-White with Sergio Rossi shoes. Kacey is wearing a Calvin Klein 205W39NYC dress and clutch, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Irene Neuwirth jewels. Julianne is wearing Chloe. Ashley is wearing Cushnie with a Lala Lexa clutch.

25+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson and more at the event…

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