Every year I make time out of my busy schedule to sit down and either watch or attend the Black Girls Rock! awards ceremony. I’ve attended three times over the course of my career and have watched it air on BET Network every single year. It is such an empowering and encouraging awards ceremony. It’s all about women of color, young and old, their contributions to the community and groundbreaking actions that push society forward in one way or another. Here are three reasons you MUST watch Black Girls Rock on Sunday, April 5th at 7pm EST:
Last weekend I was invited by the Beautiful Textures team to attend the taping of the 2015 Black Girls Rock awards ceremony. The show, airing on this Sunday April 5th, is an annual celebration of women of color – young and old – that are doing amazing things, blazing trails and making history. Words can’t express how honored I was to be invited and to be in the same room with some of these women including the honorees. Most amazing of all was getting to see our First Lady Michelle Obama grace the stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center to congratulate the three young women who were awarded as M.A.D.(Making A Difference) Girls. The night was filled with touching performances by everyone from Jill Scott and Estelle to Ciara and Erykah Badu. Check out my post about 3 Reasons To Watch Black Girls Rock for more on the actual show.