Gladys Knight has been announced as this year's recipient of the Living Legend Award from BET's Black Girls Rock!.
Black Girls Rock! acknowledges the achievements of black women who have broken barriers in the areas of art, music, philanthropy and community service. Black Girls Rock! 2016 will tape on Friday, April 1 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ and the broadcast will premiere on Tuesday, April 5 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT on BET.
Also being honored:
- Rock Star Award - Rihanna
- Shot Caller Award - Shonda Rhimes
- Star Power Award - Danai Gurira
- Young, Gifted & Black Award - Amandla Stenberg
- Community Change Agent Award - Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza & Opal Tometi, founders of Black Lives Matter