Influential Black Women Honored At Black Girls Rock!

Kerry Washington, Estelle and Tracee Ellis Ross were among the movers and shakers present at the Black Girls Rock! Shot Callers Dinner on Friday.

BGR founder Beverly Bond teamed up with Chevy to honor prominent people that have done great work in their communities. The event was a part of the Black Girls Rock! award show that was taped last night in New York City. The show was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King and it featured performances from Alicia Keys, Ciara, Keyshia Cole and Brandy. Several celebrities, including Keys, were honored for their community work and other accomplishment. Entertainment veteran Dionne Warwick received the Living Legend award. Other honorees include Kerry Washington, Susan Taylor and Somali activist Dr. Hawa Abdi.
The show is set to air on November 4 on BET. “We’re thrilled to once again partner with Beverly Bond and her fantastic organization to bring to the screen the 2012 edition of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! It’s truly an honor to recognize our celebrants who have accomplishments in a wide variety of fields,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials. “Look for some very special performances from an array of genres. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is empowering, uplifting, fun…and perfect on BET!”

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