Scheduled to be taped in early August, BET is capping off the summer by bringing back its fan-favorite awards show Black Girls Rock!. The awards, which celebrates the contributions of black women in the fields of music, entertainment, medicine, entrepreneurship and visionary aspects, is now in its 9th year and this year’s ceremony promises to be the best one yet. Shadow and Act has the full list of honorees, as well as what viewers can expect from this year’s event.
Via Shadow and Act:
Honorees [for this year’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ include ‘Insecure’ creator and actress Issa Rae (Star Power Award), ‘black-ish’ actress and activist Yara Shahidi (Young Gifted and Black Award), Grammy Award-winning songstress Roberta Flack (Living Legend Award), Wall Street powerhouse and pioneer Suzanne Shank (Shot Caller Award) and community organizers Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson of The Black & Missing Foundation (Community Change Agent Award).
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