Keys, Warwick among honorees for BET special

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FILE - This Sept. 24, 2012 image released by MTV Crashes Manchester shows Alicia Keys headlining "MTV Crashes Manchester" in the city's cathedral, Manchester, England.  Keys and Dionne Warwick are known for singing pop and R&B, but they'll be honored as black women who "rock" on BET. The "Black Girls Rock!" special, which honors the accomplishments of black women, returns to the network on Nov. 4; the actual ceremony will be held Oct. 13 in the Bronx, N.Y., with actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King returning as hosts. (AP Photo/Andrew Timms/MTV Crashes Manchester)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys and Dionne Warwick are known for singing pop and R&B, but they'll be honored as black women who "rock" on BET.

The "Black Girls Rock!" special, which honors the accomplishments of black women, returns to the network on Nov. 4; the actual ceremony will be held Oct. 13 in the Bronx, N.Y., with actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King returning as hosts.

Warwick will be honored as "living legend;" Keys will receive the "rock star" award. "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington will receive the "star power" award, while journalist Susan Taylor and Somali activist Dr. Hawa Abdi (HAH'-wah ab-DEE) will also be honored.

The awards are an offshoot of the organization Black Girls Rock!, created by DJ Beverly Bond to promote positive images of black women.

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