Black Girls Rock! 2016

(April 9)  BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2016 was so necessary. In a society that constantly tells women of color that we are less than, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is an affirmation. It is a reminder that we are excellent and beautiful and important. Magical, even. This year marks 10 years of the Black Girls Rock! event, and this year’s honorees embody the tradition of black excellence. They include legendary soul singer Gladys Knight (Living Legend Award), superstar Rihanna (Rock Star Award), television mogul Shonda Rhimes (Shot Caller Award), actress Amandla Stenberg (Young, Gifted & Black Award), actress-playwright Danai Gurira (Star Power Award), and Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi (Community Change Agent Award). Viewers were also treated to soul stirring musical performances by vocal powerhouses Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Andra Day, Marsha Ambrosius, Corrine Bailey Rae, Monica and Lauryn Hill.

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to promote the arts for young women of color as well as encourage dialog and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media. 
Thank you Beverly Bond for creating what you wanted to see. We need you!

Catch the re-air on Monday, April 11th on BET at 8:30PM/EST.

Behind The Scenes Promo