NEW YORK, NY (June 16, 2021) — NEW YORK, NY — On June 18, leading women’s empowerment organization, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! — which has received praise from luminaries such as Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, and Angela Bassett for its work in empowering and celebrating Black women from all walks of life — will broadcast their BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala on the newly launched BGR!TV Network and the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! YouTube channel. The virtual gala, powered by Microsoft, will be an illustrious celebration of Black Girl Magic featuring phenomenal musical performances by the iconic Queen of Funk Chaka Khan, GRAMMY® nominated virtuosos Alice Smith and Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh, DC’s all-woman go-go band Bela Dona, GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and an exclusive collaboration with Chaka Khan and Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen. The event will be hosted by esteemed actress Tatyana Ali and hip-hop icon MC Lyte, with appearances by Tracee Ellis Ross, Common, Estelle, India Arie, Yara Shahidi, Ledisi, Wood Harris, Misty Copeland, Jay Ellis, Rapsody, and a special virtual appearance by Michelle Obama. Event details are as follows:
WHAT: BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® BGR! 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala
WHEN: Friday, June 18, 2021 at 7/4:00 p.m. ET/PT
WHERE: Livestreaming on the all-new BGR!TV Network and BGR!’s YouTube channel.
WHO: Hosted by Tatyana Ali and MC Lyte, with performances by Chaka Khan; Alice Smith and Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh; DC’s all-woman go-go band Bela Dona; gospel sensation Tasha Cobbs Leonard; celebrity DJ Aktive; an exclusive collaboration with Chaka Khan and Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, and more.
WHY: To celebrate and support 15 years of philanthropic work that BLACK GIRLS ROCK! continues to pioneer via its 501(c)(3) programs and initiatives. Streaming during Black Music Month, the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 15-Year Anniversary Fundraising Gala and concert will highlight Black women in music while benefiting the advocacy and expansion of the organization.
For more information, please visit: www.blackgirlsrock.com