Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King Co- Host This Year’s “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!”

Once again BET Networks joins forces with Beverly Bond, founder and CEO BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 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” is back with two talented co-hosts, Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King.  Beautiful, multifaceted and empowering, this duo promises to bring elegance, intelligence and glamour to the telecast as BET Networks and BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ celebrate the achievements of this year’s honorees.  “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2011” tapes October 15, 2011 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.  Last year’s recipients included: Ruby Dee – Living Legend Award; Missy Elliot – Visionary Award; Raven Symone – Young, Black & Gifted Award; Keke Palmer – Who Got Next Award; Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant – Motivator Award; founder Teresa Clarke – Shot Caller Award; and Major General Marcelite J. Harris the nation’s highest ranking African-American woman in the Department of Defense – Trailblazer Award.  

This year’s “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2011” celebration will once again deliver phenomenal performances from today’s leading Black female entertainers.  Last year’s performance of Nina Simone’s “Four Women” by Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott and Ledisi was an instant classic fueled by undeniable strength, beauty, talent and passion. This year, viewers can expect more magical moments that are sure to empower, entertain and elevate the soul and senses.

The televised special, “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2011” is a BET Networks and B.G.R. Enterprises Inc. production.  BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Founder and CEO, Beverly Bond executive produces the telecast along with Stephen Hill, President, Music Programming and Specials, BET Networks and Connie Orlando, Eugene Caldwell, Salli Frattini, BET Networks.

Pictured: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross arrives at Tyler Perry’s First Annual Rise Above Celebration at Boulevard3 on March 4, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Tyler Perry Studios)