Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The honorees for this year’s Black Girls Rock were announced earlier today by the Founder and CEO, Beverly Bond and BET Networks. Judging by the names of the recipients, this year’s show is going to be a night to remember. Take a peep at the list below:
Queen Latifah: Rock Star Award
Mara Brock-Akil: Shot Caller Award
Venus Williams: Star Power Award
Ameena Mathews: Community Activist
Misty Copeland: Young, Gifted & Black
Marian Wright Edelman: Social Humanitarian
As previously reported, this year’s two-hour telecast will be hosted once again by actresses Traci Ellis Ross and Regina King and will tape on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts enter.
“Each of the women, whom we are celebrating this year, epitomize the champion’s spirit as applicable to their respective fields. They are anchored by a fierce commitment to their craft or cause; they have shown the ability to navigate multiple sectors and industries successfully; and they are conscious about the role they play in enriching our society and culture. They absolutely Rock!,” said Founder, Beverly Bond.
Congrats once again to all the honorees!
Source and Photo Credits: RollingOut.com and SingersRoom.com