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Taraji P. Henson to be Honored at VH1 Celebration

Taraji P. Henson has added a great deal to the slogan, “Black Girls Rock!”

Her dominating role as “Cookie Lyon” on the successful musical drama Empire is a leader in cultural conversation and her down-to-earth persona keeps eyes on her at every turn of her career.

Hosting its inaugural “Big In 2015” event, VH1-Entertainment Weekly will honor Henson along with comedian Amy Schumer during a special premiere on Dec. 7.

The ladies will be presented with their awards by their “squads,” to be announced in the weeks leading up to the big televised celebration.

In addition, Henson and Schumer will appear in EW’s “Entertainers of the Year” issue, hitting newsstands on Nov. 25.