One of the most inspirational awards ceremonies of our culture will be taking place in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday (August 26). BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is a ceremony that highlights the accomplishments of women of color who have made outstanding contributions in their careers and stand as inspirational and positive role models in the community.
This year’s host is none other than Newark-native and legendary musician and actress Queen Latifah. In 2013, Latifah was honored alongside Patti LaBelle and Venus Williams at the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! event, so it only makes sense that she would be asked to come back as the 2018 host.
CEO and founder Beverly Bond says:
“Queen Latifah is the epitome of black excellence, hip-hop royalty, and black girl magic! She has been a longtime supporter of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and has been honored at both our televised and pre-televised shows. I’m so thrilled to welcome her back to the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! stage as host.”
The televised edition of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! airs Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. EST on BET.