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.
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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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