After hosting Black Girls Rock last year alongside Regina King, our favorite girlfriend Tracee Ellis Ross is making a fabulous return to Black Girls Rock as this year’s host.
The BET Networks and Beverly Bond-powered annual show is what #BlackGirlMagic is about — “representing a revolutionary landmark in media as it delivers edifying, entertaining and inspiring content honoring the nexus of achievements made by powerful Black women and girls.”
This year, ShondaLand producer and writer 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 Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi will all to be honored at this year’s exciting event. And of course, there will be some special musical performances, too.
“I am so proud to once again host “w!™”,! Ross said in a press release.
“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!”
Black Girls Rock will be taped on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ and will air on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT.