BLACK GIRLS ROCKED on BET last night!! The award show was off the chain!! Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, my girl Beverly Bond hit us with the First Lady Michelle Obama as a presenter this year!! THAT’S HUGE!! Grace & beauty is Michelle Obama's middle name!! Her brilliance is obvious and refreshing! Her excitement to be @ #BlackGirlsRock was infectious!! First Lady #MichelleObama, said two simple, but powerful things that all young girls need to hear, "we must rewrite those tired old scripts that defined us and live life on your own terms!! The secret to everything in life is education; that's how you go from #BlackGirlsRock to black women who rock!!" Yaaaassss!! She was dropping jewels!!
But wait, when I tell you that #BeverlyBond jumped the show off right, trust me, it was right and tight!! The legendary Sheila E opened the show!!?? OMG I was buggin!! It don’t get no betta than her!! The Black Girls Rock award show was hosted by the lovely and talented actresses, #TraceeEllisRoss and #ReginaKing again this year. I don’t mind!! They are funny and entertaining!! "Nerdie" Tracee had me on the floor when she was dressed like a rapper, spittin a rhyme. Hi-La-Ri-Ous!!! I look forward to seeing the duo every year. Those Black Girls Rock!! The event continues to be a historic and monumental show highlighting the accomplishments of exceptional women of color who have made outstanding contributions in their careers, and who stand as inspirational and positive role models in their communities. This year they awarded 6 very deserving women.
The STAR POWER AWARD went to #JadaPinkettSmith because she is a talented actress, producer, director, author, singer, songwriter, and businesswoman whos career showcases the utmost poise and versatility, acapturing the hearts of fans and colleagues in the industry with every project. I really loved that her husband #WillSmith, presented her with the award. And I must say, although I’m not big on celebs. and their public displays of affection, because it always seems so phony, surprisingly, I enjoyed their on stage kiss. It was sweet and appeared to be sincere.
The STAR POWER AWARD went to #JadaPinkettSmith because she is a talented actress, producer, director, author, singer, songwriter, and businesswoman whos career showcases the utmost poise and versatility, capturing the hearts of fans and colleagues in the industry with every project. I really loved that her husband #WillSmith, presented her with the award. And I must say, although I’m not big on celebs. and their public displays of affection, because it always seems so phony, surprisingly, I enjoyed their on stage kiss. It was sweet and appeared to be sincere.
The ROCK STAR award was given to the enchanting Grammy Award-Winning soul songstress #ErykahBadu because she has opened up a new lane of musical stylings and has provoked a generation of listeners to embrace themselves.
The SHOT CALLER award was bestowed upon the Sundance Film Festival Award winning director #AvaDuVernay because she crafted one of the best films of the year, #Selma, depicting the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and they celebrated her endearing contribution to not only the film world but also our culture.
They honored Miss #CecelyTyson with the LIVING LEGEND award for her range of dynamic roles on – and off stage that have affirmed her pivotal legacy as the astounding actress we have come to know and love. We must all bow down to this lady!! She more than ROCKS!! She RULES!!
The SOCIAL HUMANITARIAN award went to #DrHelenaDGayle, for her dynamic fight against global issues of public health and poverty, which has earned her the title of “one of the most powerful women worldwide” according to Forbes.
The CHANGE AGENT award was given to the principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, #NadiaLopez for enriching the lives of many students by making sure they know how much they “matter.” Her endeavors have been able to pour into the lives and give opportunities to many students in the inner city.
Watching Black Girls Rock made me proud to be a black girl who rocks!! Yes I said it, I ROCK!! And if you are a black girl, YOU ROCK TOO!! It was also inspiring and entertaining!! I really enjoyed the OUTSTANDING performances by #JillScott, #Fantasia, #ErykahBadu, #FaithEvans, #Ciara, #Estelle, #LaylahHathaway and disco queens, #CherylLynn, #KathySledge and #AliciaMyers. All those women can ‘SANG!!’ A good awards show is always in my wheelhouse!! And nobody does it better than #BET!!
For those of you who’ve been living under a rock, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! was founded by radio personality and DJ, Beverly Bond in 2006 and has been dedicated to the healthy development of young women and girls. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons, and helping them to empower themselves. In the words of Beverly Bond, “BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has boldly taken on the crisis of our female youth of color here in America head on and understands the need for positive self-images and a strong sense of awareness. WE SEE SOLUTIONS!” For more information about the organization log onto, www.BlackGirlsRock.org
If you missed the premiere of the Black Girls Rock award show on BET, no worries!! There will be an encore on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7p I 6c.
Welp, “You have entered MY WORLD, where I tell it MY WAY!!!”
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