Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Melanie Fiona, Mary Mary & More | “Black Girls Rock”

Supermodel Alek Wek, reality star La La Anthony, and actresses Tichina Arnold and Sharon Leal will join previously announced co-hosts, Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, as presenters for the second annual televised “Black Girls Rock!™ 2011”special. Dedicated to honoring exceptional women of color around the world who stand as inspirational and positive role models, “Black Girls Rock!™ 2011” adds Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Melanie Fiona, Mary Mary, Elle Varner and Shirley Caesar as performers to help BET Networks and Beverly Bond, Founder and CEO of Black Girls Rock!™, celebrate the achievements of this year’s exceptional honorees. “Black Girls Rock!™ 2011” tapes tomorrow at the historic Paradise Theater Bronx, NY and will make its network premiere on Sunday, November 6 at 8:00 P.M.*

The two-hour event will be a star-studded evening celebrating the strengths, triumphs and talents of Black women. This year’s much-deserving celebrants and award recipients include: Academy Award-nominee Taraji P. Henson – Star Power Award; political activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis – Icon Award; gospel singer Shirley Caesar – Living Legend Award; actress and singer Tatyana Ali – Young, Black & Gifted Award; President of WNBA and former Girl Scouts USA executive Laurel J. Richie – Shot Caller Award; and The Rebecca Project for Human Rights co-founders Imani Walker and Malika Saada Saar – Trailblazer Awards.

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