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Black Girls Rock 2013 To Honor Mara Brock Akil, Queen Latifah, Patti Labelle, Misty Copeland, Venus Williams, Ameena Matthews, Marian Wright Edelman

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 15, 2013 at 7:33PM

BET Networks in partnership with Beverly Bond, the Founder and CEO of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, announced today that Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), Mara Brock Akil (Shot Caller Award), Venus Williams (Star Power Award), 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 this year's BLACK GIRLS ROCK! event.
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Black Girls Rock!

BET Networks in partnership with Beverly Bond, the Founder and CEO of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, announced today that Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), Mara Brock Akil (Shot Caller Award), Venus Williams (Star Power Award), 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 this year's BLACK GIRLS ROCK! event.

Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, the two-hour show, which will tape on SaturdayOctober 26 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and will make its network TV premiere on BET on SundayNovember 3 at 7pm EST, will highlight the achievements, brilliance and fortitude of these exceptional Black women. 

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In its fourth 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, Chevrolet and Pantene.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2013 will air on Tuesday, November 5th at 8:00PM GMT on BET’s international network in the UK and Africa, reaching more than 17 million households in 50+ countries.

For updates on more information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK! visit http://www.BET.com/blackgirlsrock

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The televised special, "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!" is a BET Networks and B.G.R. Enterprises Inc. production. The executive producers of "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!" are Beverly Bond, CEO, Founder and Creator of BLACK GIRLS ROCK™, Stephen Hill, President Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks; and Connie Orlando, VP Original Programming, BET Networks.

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