SCANDAL Pace (Upcoming Events): Kerry Washington to receive Star Power Award at 2012 ‘Black Girls Rock!’ special on BET

November 4, 2012 –Tonight marks the third annual televised broadcast of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™, an award show highlighting the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made outstanding contributions in their careers, and who stand as inspirational and positive role models in their communities. The special, which airs on BET, will feature performances, tributes and special awards to celebrate the achievements of remarkable women of color.

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This annual celebration, previously taped last month at the historic Loews Paradise Theatre in New York City, premieres live around the country tonight, Sunday, November 4 on BET Networks. This year’s event welcomes the return of co-hosts Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King.

The two-hour event will provide viewers with performances and appearances by Alicia Keys, Brandy, India.Arie, Keyshia Cole, Ciara and 2011 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Star Power Award recipient Academy Award-nominee Taraji P. Henson, Eva Longoria, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good and more.  The star-studded event promises to give more memorable moments from this year’s awards show that are sure to empower, entertain and elevate the soul.

Kerry Washington Star Power | Black Girls Rock 2012

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For her wit, wisdom, acting chops and political savvy, Kerry Washington is this year’s Star Power Award recipient.

In addition to the performances, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ will honor this year’s much-deserving celebrants and award recipients including, ABC’s ‘Scandal star, actress Kerry Washington who will be receiving the 2012 Star Power Award.

Along with Washington, BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ is recognizing the following outstanding contributions made by the influential: Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick – Living Legend Award; magazine editor, writer and journalist Susan Taylor – Inspiration Award; singer-songwriter Alicia Keys – Rock Star Award; singer Janelle Monae – Young, Gifted and Black Award; and human rights activists and doctors, Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughters – Social Humanitarian Award.

Official sponsors of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 include My Black is Beautiful, Crest 3-D White, COVERGIRL and Chevrolet.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 will premiere internationally on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2012: Chevy Red Carpet (courtesy of

Click here for exclusive video from the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ 2012: Chevy Red Carpet

The Scandal bombshell loves her dazzling
two-piece so much, she kept her hair
and jewelry to a minimum.
(Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

The dress code must’ve called for
white and gold colors at BET’s
Black Girls Rock! show in New York.
These ladies turn it out in bold dresses.
(Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

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Star Power Award recipient and actress
Kerry Washington brought her
biggest fans and most ardent
supporters to the
awards show, her parents.
(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for BET)
Kerry Washington is in awe of
legend Dionne Warwick as they meet.
(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for BET)


Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington,
Regina King and Taraji P. Henson
pose backstage at Black Girls Rock! 2012.
(Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for BET)
Don’t Sleep! host T.J. Holmes is the
luckiest man in the house as he’s
graced with the presence of BGR!
hosts Regina King & Tracee Ellis Ross
and actress Kerry Washington.
(Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images for BET)


BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is 501(c)3 non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to promote the arts for young women of color, as well as to encourage dialogue and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media.

Since 2006, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons, and helping them to empower themselves. For the past five years, we have enjoyed the opportunity to enrich the lives of girls aged 12 to 17 years old through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service. At BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, young women are offered access to enrichment programs and opportunities that place special emphasis on personal development through the arts and cooperative learning.

By speaking to the next generation in their formative years about issues of self-worth, goals, and aspirations, the organization reinforces the message that young women need not objectify themselves or relinquish their autonomy. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has boldly taken on the crisis of our female youth of color here in America head on and understands the need for positive self-images and a strong sense of awareness. WE SEE SOLUTIONS.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. continues to partner with BET Networks in the worldwide broadcast of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! The event continues to be a historic and monumental show highlighting the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made outstanding contributions in their careers, and who stand as inspirational and positive role models in their communities.

Don’t miss this year’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! on Sunday, November 4, 2012.

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