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Rihanna To Receive ‘Black Girls Rock’ Award

Singer/songwriter Rihanna will be honored during BET’s Black Girls Rock! Awards show telecast airing in April, the network said Monday.

Rihanna will receive the Rock Star award as the award show, which honors the achievements made by Black women and girls, said network officials.

The 10th anniversary Black Girls Rock event, which will air April 3, will also  feature as honorees R&B musical icon Gladys Knight, writer/director/producer Shondra Rhimes, The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira, award winning actress/activist Amandla Stenberg and Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, said network officials.