BELLA TV covered the 2018 electrifying red carpet at the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards. BET Networks and Beverly Bond, CEO, founder and creator of “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” hosted this year’s awards at the NJ PAC Prudential Hall in Newark, NJ.
Queen Latifah introduced Black women’s excellence, intelligence and savoir-faire as host of the show. This year’s empowering awards ceremony featured a tribute fit for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin; rousing performances, and heartfelt words of uplift from true Black royals across industries, including honorees Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Judith Jamison, Naomi Campbell, Lena Waithe and Tarana Burke. Special appearances included Ava DuVernay, Yolanda Adams, Ciara, Phylicia Rashad and more.
The 2018 BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ celebrated Academy Award®-nominated actress and GRAMMY® Award winning singer Mary J. Blige (Star Power Award); World renowned dancer/choreographer and Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Judith Jamison (Living Legend Award); International Supermodel and Philanthropist Naomi Campbell (Black Girl Magic Award); Emmy Award winning writer, creator, actress and dedicated LGBTQ advocate Lena Waithe (Shot Caller Award); and founder of the groundbreaking ‘Me Too’ movement Tarana Burke (Community Change Agent Award).
The three-time NAACP Award winning “BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™” on BET celebrated women throughout the diaspora by shining a light on the many accomplishments and contributions of influential Black women and girls worldwide. “Each year I’m humbled to gather and celebrate Black women’s excellence, intelligence and savoir-faire. I am grateful to BET for helping to elevate the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ mission and for being our partners in exalting the royalty of Black women and girls” – Beverly Bond. www.blackgirlsrock.com