“Black Girls Rock” is one of my favorite if not favorite award show everrrrrr I love everything the show stands for. We as black girls do ROCK!! Anyhoo I’m super excited about this years lineup because they are honoring my all-time favorite artist Patti Labelle, one of my favorite homegirls (in my head) Queen Latifah and tennis legend Venus Williams. “BGR” founder Beverly Bond released a statement announcing Patti, Queen, Venus and several other black girls that ROCK who are to be honored:
THIS IS WHY THEY ROCK: ‘BLACK GIRLS ROCK 2013’ SET TO HONOR PATTI LABELLE, QUEEN LATIFAH, VENUS WILLIAMS, MISTY COPELAND, MARA BROCK AKIL, AMEENA MATTHEWS, AND MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN
BET Networks in partnership with Beverly Bond, the Founder and CEO of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! ™, announced that renowned singer Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), hip-hop pioneer Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), esteemed writer and producer Mara Brock Akil (Shot Caller Award), tennis icon and entrepreneur Venus Williams (Star Power Award celebrated by Chevy), community organizer Ameena Matthews (Community Activist Award), ground-breaking ballet dancer Misty Copeland (Young, Gifted & Black Award), and children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman (Social Humanitarian) are the distinguished guests of honor to be celebrated at “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the two-hour star-studded show taping at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), will highlight the achievements, brilliance and fortitude of these exceptional Black women.
“Black Girls Rock” is hosted by Regina King & Tracee Ellis Ross and will air Sunday, November 3rd at 7pm on BET!
The “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” special on BET gives us the ability to have a positive impact on the way women and girls – all over the world – see, know, celebrate and love themselves—Beverly Bond