SHONDA RHIMES, GLADYS KNIGHT, DANAI GURIRA, AMANDLA STENBERG, AND BLACK LIVES MATTER FOUNDERS PATRISSE CULLORS, ALICIA GARZA, OPAL TOMETI TO BE HONORED AT THIS YEAR’S “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” AWARDS ON BET
BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO, founder and Creator of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™”, are excited to announce the return of Tracee Ellis Ross as the host of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” 2016 and the star studded line up of celebrants which include ShondaLand producer and writer Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award), R&B legend Gladys Knight (Living Legend Award), The Walking Dead actress and Eclipsed playwright Danai Gurira (Star Power Award), award-winning actress and activist Amandla Stenberg (Young Gifted and Black Award), and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi (Community Change Agent Award). BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ acknowledges the achievements of African-American women who have broken barriers in the areas of art, music, philanthropy and community service. This year’ BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ will tape on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ and the broadcast will premiere on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT.
Lifetime has an excited slate of upcoming holiday movies including the original film, Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas starring Naturi Naughton, Lorea Turner and Luke James. The film is set to premiere Saturday, December 10th on Lifetime at 8PM ET....