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Black Girls Rock!, BET's historic show honoring exceptional women of color, is back with another star-studded year. This year's event will recognize Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), renowned singer Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), esteemed writer and producer Mara Brock Akil (Shot Caller Award) and tennis legend Venus Williams (Star Power Award celebrated by Chevy).
ocial activist Ameena Matthews (Community Activist Award), ground-breaking ballet dancer Misty Copeland (Young, Gifted & Black Award) and children?s activist Marian Wright Edelman (Social Humanitarian) will also be honored for their achievements.
The show, which will tape on Saturday, October 26 and will make its network premiere on BET Networks on Sunday, November 3 at 7 p.m., is hosted this year by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King.
In its fourth installment, Black Girls Rock! will continue its tradition of highlighting women who have worked relentlessly to promote a positive image for women of color. It will also bring attention to a rising global movement that teaches girls to be their best selves, while helping bring Founder and CEO Beverly Bond?s vision to life.
"Each of the women whom we are celebrating this year epitomize the champion?s spirit as applicable to their respective fields," says Bond, a DJ and philanthropist. "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!"
Congratulations to all the honorees and don't forget to tune in to Black Girls Rock! on November 3 at 7 p.m.!
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