Newark, N.J. – Black Girls Rock! delivers every time when it comes to uplifting and celebrating Black women and girls on a massive level. Founded as a youth empowerment program for young women in 2006, Black Girls Rock’s! founder, Beverly Bond’s partnership with BET is earning Black women trailblazers a heighten visibility, as the awards show becomes a cornerstone in Black women’s history and culture.
Black Girls Rock! 2017 celebrated Black women and girls who are taking their respective industries by storm despite fear and hatred. Hosted by the incomparable Taraji P. Henson, Black Girls Rock! 2017 honored Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Grammy Award-winning singer Roberta Flack, actress Issa Rae, actress and activist Yara Shahidi, Wall Street powerhouse Suzanne Shank and community organizers Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson.
The Black Girls Rocks! 2017 Red Carpet came alive on August 5 as #BlackGirlMagic took over the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. While stellar Black women advocates, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and performers radiantly graced the red carpet in their standout looks, the United States Black Chambers, Inc. Directory captured real-time advice about women in business.
The legendary Dionne Warwick reminded business owners that behind every successful business is a lot of hard work. Grammy award winning gospel artist Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, encouraged young women in business to seek out mentorship. Check out the USBC Directory’s exclusive red carpet coverage, where among others Anthony Anderson shared his advice for women in business.
This year’s revolutionary love theme comes at an opportune time, as the nation deals with the aftermath from the recent acts of hatred and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The White supremacists rally lead to the death of a 32-year woman and 19 others being injured. It is clear now more than ever that Blacks in America must continue to make radical shifts in thinking. Black women and girls are embracing with bulls-eye tenacity revolutionary thinking about cultural empowerment, community service, entrepreneurship, and socio-political activism that is spiraling into all aspects of life, love, and culture.
Black Girls Rock! 2017 aired on BET on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8/7 c.
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