RLS ROCK 2013′ SET TO HONOR PATTI LABELLE, QUEEN LATIFAH, VENUS WILLIAMS, MISTY COPELAND, MARA BROCK AKIL, AMEENA MATTHEWS, AND MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN
THE STAR-STUDDED EXTRAVAGANZA TAPES ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 AND PREMIERES ON BET NETWORKS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 7PM
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!” tapes on Saturday, October 26 and will make its network premiere on BET Networks on Sunday, November 3 at 7pm.*
In its fourth televised installment, “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!” will continue its tradition of paying homage to those 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, drawing even more supporters to help expand the Founder and CEO, Beverly Bond’s, dynamic mission and vision.
“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.
“We are thrilled to once again team up with Black Girls Rock! to celebrate the achievements of this distinguished class of women,” said Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials for BET Networks. “This special show spotlights the strengths and triumphs of Black women and we are proud to bring Beverly Bond’s message to our audience.”
Official sponsors of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2013 include My Black is Beautiful, CoverGirl and Chevrolet.
*BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2013 will air on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa on Tuesday, November 5th at 8:00PM GMT, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries.
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The BGR! Team