I always feel empowered after watching “Black Girls Rock.” Hell, the rest of the time society is obsessed with degrading/mocking black women/womanhood. So, it’s nice to watch a program where black women are valued. This is a very important message for black girls and young black women. Young folks are the most vulnerable to internalizing the racist/sexist propaganda used against black women. It’s up to grown black women to provide safe spaces for black girls and show them positive alternatives. That’s why I have much respect for Beverly Bond and her creation of “Black Girls Rock.” She saw a need and did something about it.
The show was solid from beginning to end. Of course, I got a bit teary-eyed. The honorees were all fabulous and deserved their hard-earned awards. I like that Black Girls Rock not only focuses on celebrities, but the everyday black girl/woman. The grassroots work of black girls/women is not honored enough. There are so many DIY black women out there sacrificing their time, money, homes, etc., to make their communities a better place. All the performances were on point, because black girls rock 😉 My favorite performances:
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