PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Actress Taraji P. Henson accepts award for Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series for 'Empire' onstage during the 47th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

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As she graced the stage to receive her award for “Outstanding In A Drama Series”, the always outspoken Taraji P. Henson said, “We don’t have to ask for acceptance from anyone. We are enough and we have always been enough.”


During her acceptance speech for “Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series” she said, “Thank you NAACP for seeing us, for celebrating us, for recognizing us and for giving us this moment to see each other and our beauty and our talent and our power and our voice and who we are.”


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