BET Black Girls Rock honors Janet Jackson with Rock Star Awards

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Janet Jackson will receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards.

The Grammy winner will be honored as a “phenomenal woman in music,” organizers said Thursday. Jackson recently released “Made For Now,” her single with Daddy Yankee.

Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday August 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. BET Networks will air the special celebrating the accomplishments of black women on Sept.9

Other award recipients include Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell, Judith Jamison and  #MeToo founder Tarana Burke

Blige will receive the star power award. Campbell will be presented with the black girl magic award and Jamison will receive the living legend award for her work in dance and choreography

The BLACK GIRLS ROCK!  founder Beverly Bond created Black Girls Rock to celebrate the nexus of achievements of exemplary women of color who break boundaries, blaze trails, and set trends across sectors. Since 2006, the annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards has honored an outstanding range of accomplished and inspiring women across generations and genres. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has been committed to empowering women through media and enriching girls through leadership, education, and positive identity development programs.

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