Actress Kerry Washington and singers Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick are among the women being honored at this year’s Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony.
Founder and CEO Beverly Bond’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2012 special is set to tape at the Loews Paradise Theatre October 13 in New York City this year. Airing on BET on November 4, 2012 @ 8:00 pm/ET, the show features heartfelt performances, tributes and special awards to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women of color.
Actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King are returning to co-host this year’s awards show which will honor Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick – Living Legend Award; actress Kerry Washington – Star Power Award; magazine editor, writer and journalist Susan Taylor – Inspiration Award; singer-songwriter Alicia Keys – Rock Star Award; and human rights activists and doctors, Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters – Social Humanitarian Award.
And there will be performances by Brandy, India.Arie, Keyshia Cole and Ciara.
Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials and BET, spoke of the event
“We’re thrilled to once again partner with Beverly Bond and her fantastic organization to bring to the screen the 2012 edition of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! It’s truly an honor to recognize our celebrants who have accomplishments in a wide variety of fields. Look for some very special performances from an array of genres. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is empowering, uplifting, fun…and perfect on BET!”