‘Black Girls Rock!’ Awards to Honor Fantasia With Danielle Brooks as Host

Fantasia Barrino and Danielle Brooks Join The Color Purple (Credit: Deposit Photos)

The Black Girls Rock! awards are set to return to television with Oscar-nominated The Color Purple actress Danielle Brooks as host.

The ceremony will be taped at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta this June, and air Aug. 1 on Lifetime, the cable network announced this week.

“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,” Black Girls Rock! founder and former model Beverly Bond said in a statement.

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The awards will honor entertainers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.

Grammy-winning singer and The Color Purple star Fantasia Barrino will pick up the Black Girl Magic Award.

Black-ish star and entrepreneur Tracee Ellis Ross is set to receive the Star Power Award.

The Woman King director Gina Prince-Bythewood will be honored with the Shot Caller Award.

Philanthropist Aurora James is set to receive the Boss Up Award.

Singer and Broadway star Stephanie Mills will be presented with the Living Legend Award.

Artist, animator, and sustainability advocate Maya Penn will receive the Young, Gifted and Black Award.

Maternal health advocate, doula and wellness practitioner Latham Thomas will pick up the Community Change Agent Award.

“Lifetime is thrilled to partner with Beverly Bond and Black Girls Rock! for this historic celebration of Black women’s excellence,” said Lifetime executive Elaine Frontain Bryant.

In addition to the awards, Black Girls Rock! will host a film festival in Atlanta and several other events.

The rebooted awards are produced by B.G.R. Enterprises Inc., BondVision Media, and Done + Dusted. Executive producers are Beverly Bond, Jane Mun and Kristen V. Carter, and David Jammy.

The ceremony was first televised in 2010 and previously aired on BET. The last ceremony was held in 2019.

The show will be taped at the Fox Theatre on June 27 and air Aug. 1 on Lifetime.

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