Danielle Brooks To Host Return Of ‘Black Girls Rock!’ Awards

Fantasia, Stephanie Mills, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more are set to be recognized.

Danielle Brooks attends the 35th Annual Producers Guild Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom on February 25, 2024 in Hollywood, California.

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Danielle Brooks is set to lead the return of Black Girls Rock! The actress will host the awards show in its 2024 Lifetime debut. The ceremony will be taped at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on June 27, with the program airing on August 1, 2024, on the television network.

“As the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards make their much-anticipated return to television on Lifetime, we are thrilled to reignite this empowering platform on a new network in the vibrant city of Atlanta, our new cultural epicenter for celebration,” detailed founder Beverly Bond in a statement.

“In a world where the voices of women of color are often marginalized, our resurgence is a bold declaration of presence—more audacious, more resilient, and more dedicated than ever to elevating Black women and girls worldwide.”

CEO, Founder BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Beverly Bond speaks onstage at Black Girls Rock! 2017 backstage at NJPAC on August 5, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.

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“Lifetime is thrilled to partner with Beverly Bond and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! for this historic celebration of Black women’s excellence,” added Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and Head of Programming, A&E, Lifetime.

“As the premier women’s network, this partnership is a strategic alignment of our visions, underscoring our commitment to amplifying the voices and impact of women of color.”

This year’s honorees are as follows: Tracee Ellis Ross receiving the Star Power Award; Gina Prince-Bythewood receiving the Shot Caller Award; Fantasia receiving the Black Girl Magic Award; Aurora James receiving the Boss Up Award; Stephanie Mills receiving the Living Legend Award; Maya Penn receiving the Young, Gifted and Black Award; and Latham Thomas receiving the Community Change Agent Award.

Stephanie Mills at the opening night of “The Wiz” held at the Marquis Theatre on April 17, 2024 in New York City.

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In the BGR 18-year history, Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Regina King, Yara Shahidi, Angela Davis, Janet Jackson, and more have all been recognized for their life and career achievements.

Coinciding with the award show, the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! EXPERIENCE will also take place across Atlanta, featuring an array of city-wide activations. This includes the BGR! Film Festival screening over 75 films, the BLACK CLOUD® Rainmaker Summit, and the VIP Pre-Awards Shot Caller Dinner and fundraising gala.

Tickets to attend the award show start at $104. For more information, visit the official website.

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