Posted by | Ray Cornelius
“Black Girls Rock” returns to BET/CENTRIC for another exciting evening of Black Girl Magic on Tuesday, April 5 at 8 p.m. EST.
“black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross is back as the host of the show along with honorees producer and writer Shonda Rhimes, R&B living legend Gladys Knight, “Eclipsed” playwright and “Walking Dead” actress Danai Guirra, actress and activist Amandla Stenberg and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi.
BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ acknowledges the achievements of African-American women who have broken barriers in the areas of art, music, philanthropy and community service.
“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. 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!” – Tracee Ellis Ross
This year’ BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 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.
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