"Sister 2 Sister" Magazine To Honor Mary J. Blige

Things have been going quite nicely for hip-hop/R&B diva Mary J. Blige; her latest album, "Mary," debuted at number two on the "Billboard" album charts last month, and she's also about to kick off her film career with a role she's landed in the upcoming "Prison Song."

On Tuesday, Blige will have another reason to celebrate: she will be honored by "Sister 2 Sister" magazine's "You're My Sis" award. Publisher Jamie Foster-Brown will present the award at the first annual "Sister 2 Sister" Intergenerational Luncheon at the Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The event, which will also pay tribute to the Honorable Alexis M. Herman, Secretary Of Labor, is aimed at building communication between politicians, entertainers, and business professionals. Blige and Herman (the first African-American Secretary Of Labor) are being honored for excelling in their respective fields.

The lunchtime ceremony will feature a performance by Grammy-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams, as

well as R&B singer and D.C. native Grenique.