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Fly News: Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes, Gladys Knight and More To Be Honored at ‘Black Girls Rock!’ 2016

This year the dynamic BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement, founded by Beverly Bond, celebrates its 10 year anniversary and its sixth televised broadcast on BET Networks.

In the midst of the momentous occasion, Rihanna is scheduled to receive the Rock Star Award at this year’s ceremony on BET. The chart topping singer, executive producer, fashion designer, actress, astute business entrepreneur and philanthropist will help illuminate the triumphs of brilliant Black women in an extraordinary night celebrating #BlackGirlMagic.

Joining the honoree list are the likes of: 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).

The official taping will take place 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 hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross.

Congrats to Rihanna and all of the honorees!

By Gabriel Williams (@Gabriel_Will2)

Named as one of NY's top Influencers, Gabriel Williams has definitely made a name for himself in today's entertainment industry. Running one of the most respected sites on the web, featured in several online publications, magazines, and on television networks, have interviewed some of today's hottest talent, to consulting, branding, styling, creative direction, social media/content creation for some of the best acts, platforms, and brands in the business; and also offering his specialty in music, whether it's providing background vocals or songwriting - Gabriel knows his place in the rapture of all-things-entertainment, and he plays it very well. Praised as one of the "top entrepreneurs and influencers in the game," Gabriel is just that "IT" candidate for "All Things Pop Culture"!

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