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Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King Celebrate Girl Power as Co-Hosts of ‘Black Girls Rock!’ on BET

Tracee Ellis Rock, left, and Regina King return to host “Black Girls Rock!” on BET. (Photo: D Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

Actress-entertainers Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King will return to the stage as co-hosts of “Black Girls Rock!” for the fourth time airing Easter Sunday on BET.

The 42-year-old Ellis Ross is also a model, comedian, producer and television host who co-stars in ABC’s “Black-ish” and is the daughter of singer-actress Diana Ross. The 44-year-old King‘s movie credits include Southland, Shameless, Boyz in the Hood, Ray and Jerry McGuire and she also directs.

The televised prime-time special celebrates its fifth year honoring the triumphs of inspirational African-American women who are trailblazers in the areas of art, philanthropy, sports and community service.

Being recognized are:

  • Cicely Tyson, Living Legend Award
  • Ava DuVernay, Shot Caller Award
  • Dr. Helene D. Gayle, Social Humanitarian Award
  • Erykah Badu, Rock Star Award
  • Nadia Lopez, Change Agent Award
  • Jada Pinkett Smith, Star Power Award

Also, Badu, Ciara, Jill Scott, Faith Evans, Fantasia, Sheila E. and Lalah Hathaway are the performers.

Taped at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J., “Black Girls Rock!” airs 7 p.m. EDT on BET on April 5 — Easter Sunday.

Airing on BET Networks for the first time since 2013, “Black Girls Rock!” honors accomplishments by African-American women across a range of disciplines and endeavors.

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