Rihanna’s up for “Black Girls Rock” Award

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Rihanna receiving honor from Black Girls Rock

Black Girls Rock honoring Rihanna.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

LOS ANGELES — Rihanna has put in a lot of “Work, Work, Work, Work, Work, Work.” Now she’s being honored. The 28-year-old Barbados native will receive the Rock Star Award at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” ceremony, an annual event that recognizes the achievements of African-American women. BET officials made the big announcement on Monday. Other honorees include R&B legend Gladys Knight, producer Shonda Rhimes, playwright Danai Gurira and actress Amandla Stenberg.

Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi — founders of the Black Lives Matter movement — will also be honored. The show will tape April 1 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. Tracee Ellis Ross, star of the hit family sitcom “Black-ish,” will host the event.

“Black Girls Rock” will air April 5 on BET.

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10 comments

  1. I will be boycotting this year due to lack of diversity.

  2. This is what continues racism in America. Why is diversity only required when there is a perception its only white or only male? If there was a white girls rock event, they would be screaming it is being run by white supremacists group. What if they were just trying to say it is still OK to be white in America? We need to be colorblind, period.

  3. Why can’t we have a White Entertainment Television that honors women at a “White Girls Rock!” event??? On television we already see far more blacks, Mexicans and every other race than we do whites? What the hell is wrong with white people in this country?

  4. If there was a “WET” and a “White Girls Rock” event there would be a huge outcry of racism. Why the double standard and why is it OK to have a blacks only channel and awards ceremony? Sounds super racist and where are the boycotts and protests?

  5. Another RACIST event by the folks who play the race card most often when it suits THEM. Call this group, AND this event, by what it is: RACIST.

  6. Blacks make me sick. They are so fuckin racist and disgusting.

  7. Rihanna deserves this and no, this awards show is NOT RACIST!!!!

  8. She is the most annoying singer I have ever heard.

  9. There is nothing racist about this show. Black Girls DO ROCK!!!!!!

  10. WHITE GIRLS ROCK MORE!!!!!!!! 🙂

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