Academy Awards Nominated Actress Danielle Brooks hosts Black Girls Rock Awards 2024 televised special on Lifetime, celebrating black women’s achievements.

THE CITY OF ATLANTA TO HOST BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AWARDS SHOW TAPING LIVE ON JUNE 27 AT THE FOX THEATRE

(Danielle Brooks, photographed in 2017, Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

THE STAR-STUDED CELEBRATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS TRACEE ELLIS ROSS, ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD, ICONIC SINGER ANDBROADWAY LEGEND STEPHANIE MILLS
DESIGNER AND PHILANTHROPIST AURORA JAMES, MATERNAL HEALTH & WELLNESS ADVOCATE, LATHAM THOMAS, ARTIST, ANIMATOR AND SUSTAINABILITY TRAILBLAZER MAYA PENN, AND GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER, ACTRESS, AND ENTREPRENEUR FANTASIA TO BE HONORED

[BUSINESS WIRE]–Beverly Bond, CEO and founder of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, has announced that the eagerly awaited BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards show is returning to television this year through an exciting new broadcast partnership with Lifetime A&E Networks. BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® celebrates the outstanding contributions of trailblazers, entertainers, icons, community activists, pioneers, business moguls, thought leaders, and rising stars. The show will be taped at the Fox Theatre on June 27 and will air August 1, 2024, on Lifetime.

Critically acclaimed actress, singer, and producer Danielle Brooks, known for her roles in Orange is the New Black and The Color Purple, will host the triumphant return of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards.

The 2024 star-studded lineup of celebrants includes former BGR! Awards host, Founder and co-CEO of Pattern Beauty, and actress Tracee Ellis Ross (Star Power Award); Acclaimed Filmmaker of The Woman King and Love and Basketball Gina Prince-Bythewood (Shot Caller Award); GRAMMY Award-winning singer, actress, and entrepreneur Fantasia (Black Girl Magic Award).

Creator of premium fashion Brand Brother Vellies and The Fifteen Percent Pledge initiative, philanthropist Aurora James (Boss Up Award); Artist, animator, and sustainability advocate Maya Penn (Young, Gifted and Black Award); ‘Mama Glow’ founder, maternal health advocate, doula and wellness practitioner Latham Thomas (Community Change Agent Award); singer and Broadway icon Stephanie Mills (Living Legend Award) to be honored.

“Lifetime is thrilled to partner with Beverly Bond and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! for this historic celebration of Black women’s excellence.

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”

“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,” stated Beverly Bond. “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.”

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

The BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® Awards have served as a beacon of inspiration and a cultural pillar for over 15 years, celebrating the profound achievements and indomitable spirit of Black womanhood. Esteemed luminaries such as Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Regina King, Yara Shahidi, Angela Davis, Janet Jackson, and many more have graced our stage, reinforcing the event’s significance as a cultural milestone. The 2024 Awards promise to be a momentous celebration of excellence and empowerment.

In addition to the awards, the expansive BLACK GIRLS ROCK! EXPERIENCE™ will unfold across Atlanta, creating an array of dynamic city-wide activations. including the BGR! Film Festival screening over 75 films, the BLACK CLOUD® Rainmaker Summit, and the VIP Pre-Awards Shot Caller Dinner and fundraising gala.
For ticket information, visit the Fox Theatre website.

The televised special is produced by B.G.R. Enterprises Inc., BondVision Media, and Done + Dusted. The Executive Producers are Beverly Bond, creator and CEO of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!®; Jane Mun and Kristen V. Carter Executive Producer/Showrunners and David Jammy, Executive Producer, Done + Dusted.

The 2024 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards is sponsored by Procter & Gamble and Lexus. For updates or more information about BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® visit www.blackgirlsrock.com.

The host, performances, and full schedule of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Experience will be announced at a later date. Follow the website for updates and event details.
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ContactsFor general BGR! press inquiries: pr@blackgirlsrock.comFor talent inquiries: bgrtalent@blackgirlsrock.comFor sponsorship inquiries: sponorship@blackgirlsrock.comFor red carpet press credentials: credentials@blackgirlsrock.comFor merchandise & BGR! product sales : dsdpublicity@att.net

ABOUT BLACK GIRLS ROCK!®Founded in 2006, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® is a dynamic media, entertainment, philanthropic, and lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering women and girls of color. Through a diverse array of live events and media content, including the internationally acclaimed BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® Awards, we celebrate the achievements of exemplary women who break barriers, blaze trails, and set trends across various sectors. Our commitment extends to fostering youth leadership through our 501(c)(3) not-for-profit programs for girls. For more information on BLACK GIRLS ROCK!®, visit www.blackgirlsrock.com.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating 40 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality limited series and breakout non-fiction series and documentaries. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

ABOUT DONE + DUSTED

For 25 years DONE+DUSTED has been on the frontline of producing content that moves the needle, creating and capturing moments that define culture. D+D has created content all over the planet that has been viewed and enjoyed by billions, for a global roster of superstars, artists and clients. Whether it be national ceremonies, groundbreaking award shows, live specials and concert films, comedy specials or corporate keynotes, events and brand activations, all of our work is driven by passion, and built on the foundations of quality, spectacle and storytelling.

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