Rihanna & Gladys Knight to be honored at BET's 'Black Girls Rock!' Awards

Rihanna to Be Honored at BET's 'Black Girls Rock!' Event
Rihanna to Be Honored at BET's 'Black Girls Rock!' Event

Rihanna will receive the Rock Star Award at this year's Black Girls Rock! Awards on BET Networks. This year's ceremony will be taped April 1 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. BET will premiere the special on April 5 (8 p.m. ET).

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The Grammy Award-winning singer's fellow 2016 honorees include producer/writer Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award), R&B icon Gladys Knight (Living Legend Award), The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira (Star Power Award), actress/activist Amandla Stenberg (Young, Gifted and Black Award) and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross will host the event.

Founder/CEO Beverly Bond created Black Girls Rock!, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a movement and sixth televised broadcast on BET. The annual awards gala recognizes the achievements of black female pioneers in art, music, philanthropy and community service. Visit BET.com/blackgirlsrock and blackgirlsrock.com for more.

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