I almost forgot to tune into VH1 last night to see Black Girls Rock! Did you see it? If you didn’t, you missed out on a great show where black women and girls from all industries, backgrounds and walks of life were honored for their achievements and the message they pass on to their sisters everywhere.
(*Don’t worry: You can catch the encore broadcast tomorrow (Tuesday) night, on VH1 @ 8 PM, check your local listings)
The honorees included young women who have only just begun to shine but show promise for making indeliable marks on the future of women of color across the globe: One 17-year-old girl from Detroit runs a mobile dance company that encourages young women to stay active and healthy, while another college student has made environmental awareness her mission and even launched a conference that focuses on green initiatives.
Other honorees that you might recognize more easily are:
- Actress/entrepreneur Raven Symone
- Legendary actress/activist Ruby Dee
- CEO of Africa.com Theresa Clarke
- Motivational speaker Iyanla Vanzant
- Producer/musician Missy Elliott
Another woman who deserves serious props is Beverly Bond, renowned DJ and founder of the original nonprofit organization, Black Girls Rock. Read more about her career and the birth of the organization in this Black Enterprise article.
So, tell me: who are the black women in YOUR life that rock? Share that love with your sistas and let me know! You may see them in a future LizzLoves post!