Tracee Ellis Ross to Celebrate #BlackGirlMagic as Host of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!

Tracee Ellis Ross to Celebrate #BlackGirlMagic as Host of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!

Shonda Rhimes, Gladys Knight, Danai Gurira, Amandla Stenberg and more will be honored.

Published March 11th

It's that time of year again! #BlackGirlMagic takes center stage at BET and Beverly Bond's annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, and actress/comedienne Tracee Ellis Ross is returning to host the star-studded event.

This year's honorees include television mogul Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award), R&B legend Gladys Knight (Living Legend Award), The Walking Dead actress and Eclipsed playwright Danai Gurira (Star Power Award), award-winning actress and activist Amandla Stenberg (Young Gifted and Black Award), and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse CullorsAlicia Garza and Opal Tometi (Community Change Agent Award).

“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," says Ross. "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.”

BGR! will premiere on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 8 p.m. EDT only on BET.

Watch Ava DuVernay deliver a moving acceptance speech for her Shot Caller Award from last year's show, below:

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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