BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO, founder and Creator of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!,” have announced the return of everyone’s favorite curly haired funny girl Tracee Ellis Ross as the host of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” 2016. This year’s star-studded line up of honorees include Rihanna (Rock Star Award), Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award), Gladys Knight (Living Legend Award), actress and playwright Danai Gurira (Star Power Award), actress Amandla Stenberg (Young Gifted and Black Award), and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi (Community Change Agent Award).
“BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” acknowledges the achievements of African-American women who have broken barriers in the areas of art, music, philanthropy and community service. This year’s event will tape on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ and the broadcast will premiere on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT.
“I am so proud to once again host ‘BLACK GIRLS ROCK!’ What an incredible night celebrating Black women in a show dedicated to Black Girl Magic,” said Tracee Ellis Ross. “Powerhouses Debra Lee, CEO and Chairman of BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO of ‘Black Girls Rock!’ are true examples of Black Girls who Rock. I’ve proudly hosted this show since before it was televised, and it’s been an honor to be connected to this show for so long. In its 10th year, this show is of utmost importance in today’s times as it highlights positive reinforcement and representation for young black women. I am looking forward to once again being a part of such a wonderful night celebrating the beauty, talents, and accomplishments of black women – it will be a show to remember!”
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