BLACK GIRLS ROCK!
Many people don't support BET because of their programming or lack thereof. BET programming can be degrading to women, ignorant and downright buffoonish and coonish ! Yeah I said coon! Anyway Sunday night BET took a leap (in my opinion) toward the positive by broadcasting the first annual Black Girls Rock awards show that was held October 16, 2010. The foundation Black Girls Rock is a positive organization that supports inner city girls and encourages them through music to love themselves, have higher self esteem and just recognize that no matter where they come from THEY ROCK!!!
The event was missed by many because they don't watch BET. I tuned in because I support the organization, and was siked that the awards were being aired. BET was just the vessel being used to air something positive. I wish ABC, CBS, or NBC or even MTV would have chosen to broadcast the show but they didn't BET did!
I like all things positive for black girls! Raven Simone and Ke Ke Palmer among many others were honored at the award show for their image of positivity for young black girls! They don't mind being role models which I love! I considered them OUR more positive and less sexualized Hanna Montana's.
A highlight of the evening for me was a performance of Nina Simone's Four Women by Marsha Ambrosius, Ledesi, Kelly Price and Jill Scott. It was AMAZING!!! Check that out Here the original version Here
The commercial for the show showed Nia Long, who was the host for the evening rockin a Black Girls Rock t-shirt. It's a must have for me. Why??? because I Rock! LOL! Now if I could just figure out where to get one...
More about the organization here and about the award show here. This post was inspired by Confessions of a City Girl.
Did anyone else watch?
UPDATE: Rebroadcast tonight 8:00 pm PST