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Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes, Clinton appear at Black Girls Rock!

6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago April 02, 2016 Apr 2, 2016 Saturday, April 02 2016 April 02, 2016 4:35 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Mesfin Fekadu
Image: BET

NEWARK - Pop star Rihanna and TV mogul Shonda Rhimes were among the honorees at this year's Black Girls Rock! event, where Hillary Clinton made an appearance and told the audience "my life has been changed by strong black women leaders."

The Friday night event was taped at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. The special will air on BET on Tuesday.

The Democratic presidential candidate earned cheers when she called black women "change makers and pathmakers and ground shakers." Rihanna also earned loud applause when she said, "Thank you so much for celebrating us in a world that doesn't celebrate us enough."

Other honorees included singer Gladys Knight; Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi; and actresses Danai Gurira and Amandla Stenberg.

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