Alicia Keys, Kerry Washington to be Honored at Black Girls Rock!


Actress Kerry Washington, singers Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick, and writer Susan L. Taylor will be honored at this year’s Black Girls Rock awards ceremony.

The 2nd annual awards show will be taped October 13 at the Loews Theatre in New York City. R&B songbirds Ciara, Brandy, India Arie and Keyshia Cole are scheduled to perform.

“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!” said Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials. “It’s truly an honor to recognize our celebrants who have accomplishments in a wide variety of fields. Look for some very special performances from an array of genres. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is empowering, uplifting, fun…and perfect on BET!”

Black Girls Rock is a non profit organization founded by Bond to promote positive images of African American women. The awards show will premiere November 4 on BET.