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Emmy Nominee Niecy Nash Will Host 2019 Black Girls Rock Awards

This year's show will honor acclaimed stars Angela Bassett, Regina King, Ciara, H.E.R., and many more.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 08: Niecy Nash attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations With "When They See Us" at The Robin Williams Center on August 08, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
By Essence · August 19, 2019

Emmy-nominated actress Niecy Nash is set to bring the house down as host of the 2019 Black Girls Rock! Awards.

The yearly event is set to return to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, where stars Angela Bassett (Icon Award), Ciara (Rock Star Award), H.E.R. (Young Gifted and Black Award), Debra Martin Chase (Shot Caller Award), and Regina King (Star Power Award) will be celebrated for the outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry.

Activists of The Mothers of The Movement including Gwen Carr, Lucy McBath, Maria Hamilton, Sybrina Fulton, Geneva Reed Veal, and Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley will also be recognized for their tireless efforts with the Community Change Agent Award.

“I am thrilled to host this year’s Black Girls Rock Awards,” Nash said in a statement. “We are celebrating Black women who serve the world with style, grace, class, and sass! Our honorees are truly shining bright. In a room full of Black girl magic anything could happen! This is going to be an amazing event.”

Tune into Black Girls Rock! to celebrate Black women and Black excellence on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 8 p.m. on BET.