Last year’s Glamour’s Women of the Year honoree Zendaya returned to the ceremony on Monday night to present the award to politician Maxine Waters. An honor within itself, the actress introduced the California representative with a tribute speech highlighting her work as one of the few Black female politicians in Washington.
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Yara Shahidi isn’t shy about getting political on stage at an award show. She’ll even find a way to bring politics to the Teen Choice Awards if she gets a chance. The Maxine Waters fangirl has a lot to say, and her acceptance speech at BET’s Black Girls Rock event on Tuesday was another chance for her to sound off.
“I love this room because it is full of love that I can feel. I love this room because it is steeped inspiration and filled with an expectation of greatness,” Yara said as she accepted the “Young Gifted & Black” award.