'Black Girls Rock!' on BET
November 6th, 2010
05:30 PM ET

'Black Girls Rock!' on BET

It will be a night of awards and performances for the first ever televised “Black Girls Rock!” event Sunday night on BET.

Created to highlight the positive achievements of women of color, the show will be hosted by actress Nia Long and will honor several successful women in the entertainment industry.

“This historic partnership with BET marks the beginning of an empowerment movement for women of color across the globe because 'Black Girls Rock' all over the world," said Beverly Bond, founder chief executive officer and executive producer of “Black Girls Rock!" “Our girls are not being told how amazing they really are or how amazing they really can be. It is time that we start telling them. It is time that we start shouting out to the entire world that 'We Black Girls Rock!'"

Actress/singer/producer Raven Symone received the Young, Gifted & Black award; musical artist Missy Elliott received the Visionary award; actress and singer Keke Palmer was the recipient of the Who Got Next? award; iconic actress Ruby Dee was named a Living Legend; Teresa Clarke, founder of Africa.com, received the Shot Caller award; Major General Marcelite J. Harris, who was the highest ranking woman officer in the Air Force and the the country's highest ranking African American woman in the Department of Defense, was the recipient of the Trailblazer award; and Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant received the Motivator award.

Performers will include Kelly Price, Keyshia Cole, Keri Hilson, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott and Ledisi. The show, which was taped earlier, will air November 7 at 8 p.m. ET.


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  1. Katie Buster

    Asian girls have been fetishized by a lot men in the west, who see them as exotic and mysterious, a whole 'nother flavor in the banquet that is women. Many of those same men also tend to be under the impression that Asia is a continent just teeming with hot girls who absolutely love white men. Of course, part of this misconception could stem from the fact that in Asia, the men don't even seem to have a good grasp of what their ladies look like. Seriously, they don't even know how to draw their own women (For source, see every anime ever)..

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    April 20, 2013 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lisa

    I'm all for "women" uplifting themselves, but not this separation of blacks and other races. Why isn't it just Women Rock? What kind of message is this sending to girls of all colors? I wonder what Jesus would say to this? I will have to seek his answer, because I am upset about it. We are supposed to love each other and help each other. This to me says black girls rock, but what about the rest? I guess God will have to work on the hearts of people that stir up dissention among brothers and sisters.

    November 5, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. JC

    Racist a$$ show!

    October 26, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Ms.IcebergSlim

    I think its great that Black Women are uplifting ourselves. Its time we realized that no one else will do it for us, Not white America, Africa, or even Black men. We are the lowest on the totem pole financial and romantically, we are stereotyped as aggressive, nappy haired, loud people.... but "Black Girls Rock" just lets the little black girls know that it doesn't matter what everyone else says, because we are What's up! Strong Black Women have carried what's left of this race of people on their backs, we are beautiful, and we are stronger than ever... && We WIll Be The Ones That Create Change For Ourselves. #POW #POW #POW!

    November 7, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sasha

    I am a white girl. Although yes I realize there will never be a white girls rock type of thing. The point is these ladies are getting recognized for their abilities amongst their peers. To whine about not being about to be in the reindeer games make you sound like petulant children. Don't rain on people's parade!

    November 10, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Frio3rd

      To whine about not being about to be in the reindeer games make you sound like petulant children. Don't rain on people's parade! -– Do you realize why there is a " black girls rock" tv show? Because as you stated, BET feels as if black women are not being invited to the white reindeer games. Does this also make them petulant children? Because if not then why would they not just simply state "all women rock" and have all different races of women involved? Would this in fact at least double the viewing audience therefore raising awareness outside of black viewers?

      September 8, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. Angel

    Okay. I can understand a lot of the comments. I am only 20 and I see the division... It seems like black people especially are gonna be separate... I MUST admit I was aggravated to see that ONCE again we are trying to find a way to divide ourselves from everyone else. I am black. I love my skin tone. But being black doesn't have ANYTHING to do with my personality so I do think we need to realize we are all people. BUT on the other hand... There is almost NOTHING on television that advertises our haircare products our skincare products or anything for that matter that has to do with our NATURAL differences from the other races. Thats why we need our magazines and our television shows because there are OBVIOUS differences. I just can't stand how we ALWAYS need uplifting, Are we ever gonna be confident enough to not have to talk about being BLACK all the time. Even the woman who created Grey's Anatomy..(.Who is
    black) told Oprah that maybe if we stop stamping BLACK WOMAN on everything and just be people things will become more unified... and Greys Anatomy was EPIC... I believe the same thing... One day we will be more unified.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • CCook

      Hi Angel,
      I'm not sure why having a program that points out the great accomplishments of African American Women has to be justified. It was a celebration and as Ms Ruby Dee said, they are the examples, the "LEGends" for the next generation. Yes our commnunity does need to be continuously uplifted and celebrated. I make no apologies nor am I ashamed of it. Just like children in any family need to be continuously supported and uplifted so do the young ladies in the black community and anyother community that wishes to do so. The audience was full of young teenage girls. Someone will always find fault where none should be.

      Finally, Latinos have their own television stations, Asians, Africans, Indians. The African American community has BET. Cable TV allows every ethnic group the opportunity to access the television stations in their countries. They are able to enjoy programming from their respective communities. So why must we have to always defend BET. I am all for Unity, but why are we not able to celebrate our differences. During the entire program they referred to all women. We should be able to unify and celebrate the accomplishments of any group and recognize the importance of accomplishment as it relates to everyone. I do not disagree with White Girls Rock, Asian Girls Rock, Indian Girls Rock, but this particular programming was about Black Girls Who Rock. It was a great program. I live in NYC and the young ladies in Harlem need to know They Rock. And if the Latina community wants to have a Latina Girl Rocks, Go For It and I hope it uplifts, encourages and causes their youth and women of all ages to celebrate.....

      November 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. SKY

    "ALL WOMEN ROCK" THE END..........AND JUST WALK AWAY!

    November 8, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Thank you Sky, All women do rock, that sounds so much better.
      Thank you!

      November 5, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. SKY

    STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES, BUT WORDS MAY HURT ME, BUT THEY WILL NEVER STOP ME!
    THE WORLD IS BIG ENOUGH FOR EVERONE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES. WHEN YOU LIVE IN A BOX YOU LIMIT
    YOURSELF..THIS IS WHY OBAMA IS PRESIDENT..WORDS DID NOT STOP HIM – WHEN THOSE IN THE TEA
    PARTY HAD A AGENDA, LOOK WHAT HAPPEN...THEY DID SOMETHING. IT'S THE TRUTH!
    IF YOU WANT TO BE IN A MOVIE, THEN BE IN A MOVIE...IF YOU WANT A AWARD THAN GET A AWARD.
    IF THEY DON'T PUT YOU IN A MOVIE, THEN BUILD YOUR OWN PRDUCTION COMPANY AND RUN IT THE
    WAY YOU WANT...YES YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT IF YOU COME OUT OF THE BOX.........
    WHEN I SEE THE OCEAN I KNOW THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF FISH AND THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL....
    THEY KEEP MOVING..... THEY KEEP MOVING...
    I AM SO GLAD I AM NO LONGER IN A BOX, THE OCEAN IS BIG ENOUGHT OF ALL OF US
    AND JUST KEEP MOVING.

    November 8, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • CCook

      Engaging in conversation with you is like talking to a wall... You make no sense... By you saying "It's the Truth" tells me exactly what kind of person you are and definitley not worth anymore of my time or anyone elses... BLACK GIRLS ROCK!!!!

      November 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. SKY

    FACT: NOBODY DID THIS FOR ME, NOBODY DID THAT....IT "OVER"
    YOU WANT MORE MOVIE PARTS, THAN GET THEM...
    YOU WANT A PRODUCTION COMPANY, THAT GET ONE.
    MANY WOMEN ARE DISCOURAGED, MANY ARE OUT OF WORK.
    MANY HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES....MANY HAVE LOST THEIR
    CHILDREN,MATES, FAMILY.....LET JUST TELL THE TRUTH.
    ONCE A MONTH ALL WOMEN AROUND THE GLOBE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON .............?
    SO THE VERY NEXT TIME SOMEONE SAYS "BLACK GIRLS ROCK"
    MAKE ONE STATEMENT: "ALL WOMEN ROCK" – "THE END".
    DON'T EXPLAIN YOURSELF, JUST KEEEP WALKIN – IT WORKS!

    ONE STATEMENT..."ALL WOMEN ROCK". ONCE SAID, GIVE NO OTHER COMENTS.
    JUST SAY "THE END" AND KEEP WALKING......

    LIKE THIS....DON'T MAKE WE GO ON THE DEMON RAGE, CAUSE I WILL.
    BLACK GIRL ROCK, IT IS A HATEFUL STATEMENT YOU HAVE TO FEEL
    FOR OTHER, FEELING ARE IMPORTANT....ALL WOMEN ROCK, ALL WOMEN ROCK...
    INFACT, WHENEVER SOMEONE MAKES THAT STATEMENT LET' SAY.....
    ALL WOMEN ROCK, IT TAKES A REAL WOMEN TO STAND UP AND TELL THE
    TRUTH....SO GIRLS, WE PUT YOU ON NOTICE.....WHEN YOU SAY "BLACK GIRLS ROCK"

    November 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccook

      I hope you were this opinionated in your group of friends and your community when the "Tea Party" was holding all those racist signs and spitting on people. I hope you were giving these great capitalized speeches when they called your first lady an ape and your president "Curious George"!! I hope you speak all of this unity in your home with your kids and with your family and friends. If it was so easy for us "black people, African American people, to just get one, don't you think we would of had it by now.... I mean really. I wish you could be in a person of color shoes for a day and step into the business world and see what is really going on... Your head is in the clouds "Sky"....this election and everything that has happened since should have made you say hhhmmm!!! Wake up and pay attention!!! Listen carefully and stop being so stuck in the way you think things should be versus the way they really are!!!

      November 8, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      tell that to the many african slave women who were raped and sold by white men. we did not land on plymoth rock, plymoth rock landed on us.

      April 10, 2013 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. El Jefe

    Mmmmmmm. Raven.......mmmmmmmmm

    November 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cheefsfury

    FACT: NOT ALL WOMAN ARE EQUAL SOME CAN COOK BETTER

    November 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cheefsfury

    FACT: ALL WOMAN BELONG IN THE KITCHEN

    November 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Black Women The Dominant Gene

    Black Women don't have to use other races to have kids with skin tones. God blessed them with the dominant gene they can have skin tones of all exotic colors and features.

    November 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Black Women The Dominant Gene Always Rock!

    Black women are the Dominant Gene they come in all Exotic Features & Exotic Skintones & is blessed with the best body parts.

    The world is envy and jealous of that..

    November 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      ARE U SAYIN BLACK GIRLS HAVE DIFFERENT BODY PARTS THAN EVERYONE ELSE CUZ THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME TO ME

      November 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Black Women are Exotic & They Rock

    Black wone are the Dominant Gene they come in all Exotic Features & Exotic Skintones & is blessed with the best body parts.

    The world is envy and jealous of that..

    November 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  16. the facts

    So let me get ths straight – White Americans have all these shows that are targeted SPECIFICALLY for them and nothing is said. Similarly Aisins do, just as Latinas do. No one says boo. The second that BET (a station that was created to represent African Americans, because they were not being represented on the "other" stations) air a show that highlights the talents of African American there is a cry of racism.

    For those of you who believe that is the case it is obvious that it is people like YOU who keep racism alive. Your Emmy's, Oscars, Day Time Award shows andevery thing else are NOT shows that give women and men of color and ba chance! That is why when Halle won it was celebrated and when Ruby Dee was CHEATED it was spoken of. When you all accept the fact that we are NOT given equal opportunities in the entertainment industry or any other industry for that matter maybe we will not have to continue to create our own! You shut us out yet you still complain when we create our own????

    Did you see your comments? You gave us food stamps and public housing? We can now drink from the same fountain? Slavery wasn't all that bad? Stop the double standard? Really???? All this stems from a show that simply sought to highlight the achievements of Black Women? We don't have "self esteem" issues, we don't need to continiouslly be told that we are great. We celebrate ourselves, and celebrate our own because NO ONE ELSE WILL DO IT FOR US!!! The Black family is rooted and grounded in celebrating each otherand that is all that show was to be – a celebration of Black achievement!

    For those of you ranting and spweing your nonsence on her let me tell you a FACT. Being Black and Being Female is something beautiful. We may be faced with challenges, more so than any other, but it is something beautiful. So you can take your hate elsewhere because like it or not "BLACK GIRLS ROCK!!!"

    November 8, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  17. tevii

    @sky – I cant agree more. Everytime anyone emphasizes "a black man" or "a black woman" it does divide us. It does perpetuate racism. Emphasize "a man" or "a woman" We are a nation of people and we should stand as such. this is the 21st century. We have a black president and the number one box office draw is a black man (Will Smith). The time to emphasize your color over political positioning is over. We are supposed to be on the same page now.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Monroe

      You point to one or two people and tell us we should not believe what we see with our own eyes, look at the anger that has been bubbling up since Barak Obama has become President, and the way he has been potrayed.

      November 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  18. tevii

    @city slicker- yes numbers dont like. The black community make up roughly 20% of the whole. Which means proportionately and to be completely fair they should make up 20% of TV and movies.
    By 2020 1 in 5 americans will be of hispanic descent. That so i am saying that would apply in that case as well. IT IS FAIR.
    But something like this is as racist and of the same mentality as WHITE DRINKING FAUCETS set forth by Jim Crow. So if the black community wants to end up being just as racist, then continue

    November 8, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Monroe

      This is a program where Blacks are lifting up there accomplishments white do it all the time if that were not so then, how can Bristal Palin still be on Dancing With the Stars, clearly better dancer have already been sent home.

      November 8, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Mia W.

    @Sky and the other hateful comments:

    Stop living in your bubble and thinking life is perfect for every culture in every part of the world. Im sure you read your NY Times paper and listen to your CNN daily, but maybe if you picked up an Essence Mag or switched the channel from CNN to BET you too would understand what was going on in the country, just not in your perfect bubble of a world.

    This show was nothing more than a positive reward to those who are overlooked by main stream America. I think this concept would be great for all cultures to do for themselves because main stream America never highlights the little things that keep each culture vibrant in their own way.

    So i ask that you stop pulling the racist card and slavery card every time you see something that says "Black". It shows that your narrow mind immediately correlates that with racism. So maybe you should really ask who the racist one here is on this blog.... The next time you go to lunch or run an errand, try looking around and engaging with someone that doesnt look like you and maybe you'll become less ignorant and more understanding...

    Rock on to all Cultures: Black, White, Latino, Asian, and other ;)

    November 8, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  20. Ace VI

    OMGGGG!!! Are you kidding me? Honestly!! Who behaves this way? It was a positive show to be enjoyed by all!!! That's It!! Nothing more, nothing less!!! No hidden agenda!! Just a show to be enjoyed by all regardless of ethnicity!!! This is too much!!!! The negative comments displayed here definitely show why we have to continue to encourage our minorities through shows such as this!!!

    November 8, 2010 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  21. Necy

    Very well said Echo310. I don't understand why this has upset so many people on this blog. The show aired on BET which targets a black audience. I think its a beautiful thing and anyone offended by this show is ignorant or racist.

    November 8, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  22. Echo310

    Wow, I can't believe one show that is suppose to be positive and show empowerment is spewing all this racism. I think for those who automatically judged Black Girls Rock, as a show that will bring upon division are silly, and the reason why racism continues in America. This show is suppose to help build the self-esteem of all young girls, but black girls in particular, because they are underrepresented, and the most criticized. Most movies and shows depict black girls/women in stereotypical ways, such as loud, boisterous, ghetto, uneducated, sassy,etc. This is the way the media portrays black women, and black girls rock wanted to show that these stereotypes are simply just what they are "stereotypes". Never in the show did you hear criticism of other races, or black women saying they are better than others. If black women wanted so much attention, as some posters on here are declaring, I think black girls rock would've tried to have this show aired on ABC or NBC or any mainstream network. And we all know, that would never happen. If you actually sat down and watched the show, you would've saw white women and even Latin women in the audience. Regardless of all the negative comments, I think black girls rock was great. I also think it is a wonderful show that could inspire families and celebrities who have adopted black children. Please people, stop with this never ending cycle of racism, or these ignorant racist comments. Not everything is made to be taken to that level. And yes I would watch a "White Girls Rock" or "Asian Girls Rock" or "Latin Girls Rock", as long as it shows empowerment and praise for women who have accomplished great things or inspire women and girls.

    November 8, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
    • dijah

      agreed and well put, i don't understand why they are gettung mad either, lol i mean itz just a show they have a show like this for themselves it called THE OSCARS

      November 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  23. @SKY

    haha!

    November 7, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  24. SKY

    FACT; WHY I USE ALL CAPS
    BECAUSE IT IS NOT A LIFE OR DEATH ISSUE!
    I HAVE LEARNED TO ACCEPT WHAT PEOPLE DO
    AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT AFFECT MY LIFE , MY
    PEACE , MY HATE, MY LOVE. .....JUST DO IT.

    November 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  25. @SKY

    why u writing all caps?

    November 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. SKY

    FACT: WHEN 911 HAPPEN IN AMERICAN
    WE WOMEN SAW EACH OTHER AS SISTERS.
    WE CRIED ON EACH OTHER SHOULDER.
    WW HELPED EACH OTHER.
    I REMEMBER A OLD LADY, POOR BUT SHE ALWAYS
    GAVE FOOD TO THE POOR...SHE SAW NO COLOR
    JUST A PERSON IN NEED. THERE ARE THOUSANDS
    OF WOMEN LIKE THIS IN AMERICAN, YOU MAY KNOW
    SOME...WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER...I DON'T WANT
    ONE RACE TO CONTROL THE WORLD....BUT IF WE
    HAD WOMEN OF ALL RACES CONTROLING THE EARTH
    WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD THAT WOULD BE........

    November 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  27. SKY

    FACT: WHEN YOU SINGLE OUT A RACE OF WOMEN AND SAY "THEY ROCK"
    YOU HAVE FED INTO DIVISION.......WOULD IT NOT HAVE BEEN MORE LOVING
    TO HAVE A SHOW WITH WOMEN OF ALL RACES..NOW THAT'S LOVE..GODLY LOVE.
    WOMEN OF THE WORLD ARE NOT FOOLS...AND WILL NEVER BE USED AGAIN.....
    HOLLYWOOD FOR SOME REASON, WANT WOMEN TO FIGHT AGAINST EACH OTHER.
    MAYBE THEY FEEL ONE DAY SOON WOMEN WILL TAKE OVER.
    THERE HAS BEEN LOTS OF INJUST THINGS DONE TO WOMEN OF ALL RACES....
    BUT IT WAS MEN WHO DONE THOSE THINGS, AND MANY WOMEN WENT ALONE
    WITH IT...BUT NO MORE....THEY STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT, THEY FIGHT
    FOR WHAT IS RIGHT NOT JUST FOR ONE RACE OF WOMEN BUT FOR ALL RACE
    OF WOMEN.....WOMEN SEE TEARS THAT MEN DO NOT SEE....WOMEN HAVE FELT
    PAIN A MAN WILL NEVER EVER FEEL...WOMEN HAVE POWER...
    I WILL NOT LIE ANYMORE AND SAY, THIS IS OK WHEN IT IS NOT.
    NO MORE LIES.

    November 7, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. D

    I live in the west-this is definately not even an issue over here...the only time I hear issues over race is over there on the east coast- so this is 2010 y'all need to wake up and realize that nobody else in the world cares if she said 'black girls rock' or if 'white girls rock' I think girls just rock, thats all. I find it really sad someone always has a hang up about it. If you don't draw attention to it-it isn't an issue.

    November 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Ignorance

    I would have to agree with Sky's comment. There is a double standard regarding racism that needs to end. There is a good mix of ethnicity on television and there is no need to have a "Black Girls Rock" award show which promotes racism. If there were anything like this that celebrated white women exclusively Ale Sharpton would be all over it in minutes and the “shame on you white America” would commence. I actually feel we have reached a point in history where the minorities are more racist than the caucasian community.
    datruth82
    I would have to disagree with your comments. There are many different cultures portrayed on television including the African American community. There are many aspects of entertainment that are actually dominated by minorities and includes sports and music. Minorities are not being held back due to the color of their skin and the potential for minorities is in their own hands.

    To all the other white people that made ignorant racist comments… Stop being j@ck@sses, while I understand the frustration you feel due to the double standard spewing ignorance will not help.

    November 7, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monroe

      Where are the TV programs with Black leads that are potrayed as something other thing buffonns that last more then a season. Programs that show us as clowns last those that uplift the image of Black people don't on major or most minor networks.

      November 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  30. GQ336

    BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO STOP COMPLAINING SO MUCH. IT WAS ONLY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS THAT DIED IN THE MIDDLE PASSAGE, SLAVERY WASN'T THAT BAD, WE LET Y'ALL VOTE, AND Y'ALL EVEN GET TO PEE IN THE SAME TOILETS AS US. THERE IS NO RACISM ANYMORE SO GET OVER YOURSELVES ALREADY. OH YEAH AND DIDN'T WE GIVE Y'ALL FOOD STAMPS AND PUBLIC HOUSING?! WHAT MORE DO YOU PEOPLE WANT?! THANK GOD BLACKS DON'T RUN THIS COUNTRY.

    November 7, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ME

      fOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU, YOU TALK LIKE A FOOL. WHEN JESUS DIED HE DIED FOR ALL EVEN IGNORED PEOPLE LIKE YOU. WE HAD NO SAY SO WHEN WE WERE BORN WHAT COLOR WE WANTED TO BE. THE CONTINUATION OF BEING CAST AS A NOBODY STILL LINGER ON. GET A GRIP !!!!!! THE FOOD STAMPS IF YOU CHECK IT OUT WAS FOR WHITE FIRST. TRY LOOKING INTO HISTORY, MAYBE YOU WILL LEARN SOMETHING. GOD MADE ALL, NO COLOR IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER. SO STOP WITH THE HATE.

      November 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • mz. kee

      Let me start by excusing your ignorant comment for your race! You were scared to let us vote, and be in charge of anything because the African American culture is strong!!! And i mean strong and powerful. Most whites are in control because of inheritance, stealing, and if it wasn't for us you wouldnt be doing alot of things because we built this country, made alot of products, food, resources, electronics....need I say more. Talk that crap to people who are still learning history!. How does it feel to have a Black strong man and a Black strong women run u now! Hey Mr. & Mrs. Obama. Your people came and got us from the richest countries in the world and took us with guns and weapons against or free will, and it was done that way because you couldnt beat us no other way! Why do you all want our color, body, lips, hair styles, and you talk about black women having low self esteem. Never!! I love myself, my black culture, my black men, and my white friends that are not as ignorant as you. I support all cultures!! BECAUSE BLACK GIRLS ROCK! There's more to say but dont want to waste my breathe on anything thats not worth it! Get Over It this is just away to recognize those Balck Women that are doing better than you!.... Jump on Board Catch Up Sweety! U have a long wat to go!lol.lol!

      November 8, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • dijah

      um it's clear that you are racist, no one is even talking about the middle passage, where the hell did that come from lol. We are talkling about now, and now you need to leave ur comments to yourself and live in ur racist circle

      November 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  31. JustSayin

    Every magazine cover ususally hightlights thin women with long flowing hair. Media outlets are killing young women with images of pretty that are unattainable without surgery and airbrushing. Young girls are killing themselves to have one type of beauty according to society. I am grateful for shows and magazines that highlight all types of beauty wheter it comes in the form of Black Girls Rock! or Model Latina or any other shows that show the beauty in diversity. The standard of beauty in this country is set by the majority and that is not applicable to all. I can't wear Clinic because they don't have shade dark enough for me. I can't use certain shampoos because it strips away the natural oils my hair needs yet it is marketed to all. I think if people would stop accusing others of throwing the race card around and listened to gain knowledge about the cultures that surround them; understanding would breed tolerance and tolerance would breed patience and patience would breed understanding.......a valuable circle of life.
    If here were a show solely dedicated to white culture in America I would watch it.....but it is unnecessary because most things are gaged by white culture. However many people of white culture don't understand many things that go on in black and latino cultures yet when shows come on to give that inside look people want to call it racist. hmmmmmm.

    November 7, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  32. EthnicMix

    The skewing of self-image continues....

    November 7, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  33. TruthItAint

    @nia.

    Believe me, I do get it. I am just glad blacks are not the dominate culture in this country. I am very , very thankful for that.

    November 7, 2010 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  34. nia

    @TruthItAint, you just don't get it.

    @ datruth82, very eloquently said.

    November 7, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  35. TruthItAint

    Blacks need black only things because of very low self esteem and poor self image. To be constantly reminded that you are beautiful or are not inferior is a self esteem thing. And honestly I think blacks would prefer to be separate because they know deep down they don't wanna compete. They want to be special just because they are black. That is not how it works.

    Oh and I don't know when the last time you turned on the tv, but the airways are saturated with black shows, commercials, and things geared specifically toward blacks. To not acknowledge that is dishonest. Beauty exists in all cultures. I do not like the separatist mentality that blacks have now in this culture.

    You can say they are owed it for past deeds but then that is only excusing stupid behavior. Life does not owe you a damn thing. We all struggle, we all suffer. Get up and move on.

    November 7, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • SavannahJen

      Just Curious please run off just a short list of current Black TV shows perhaps I've missed them during my channel surfing. Don't mention old shows that are just syndicated. thanks

      November 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rochelle

      Couldn't have said it better!!

      November 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • haha

      @Truthit ain't. I COMPLETELY AGREE

      November 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • BEAUTY IS ME

      GENERALIZE...HUNH? LOW SELF ESTEEM-YOU ARE RIGHT IT ONLY HAPPENS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY...LOL!!! NOW WHO IS GETTING LIP IMPLANTS AND TANS AGAIN? SWEETIE, HALLE BERRY HERSELF CANT TOUCH ME ON MY WORST DAY!!!

      November 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • mz. kee

      TruthItAint is the correct name for you. Nothing you said is true! Find me 100 black celebrity women that tans, gets artificial bodies,lol! lips, and to top it off you all were wearing extensions before black women. Again, talk that mess to a young person still learning there history it doesnt work here! Not for this Black chick, My self esteem is to high for you to even think to touch it!! Your a snail and I just threw salt on you!!!!

      November 8, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • dijah

      lol truthitaint and sky, i take it that you guys don't really interact with black people. Because if you did you woukd have a better understandment of what the black culture goes yes. Yes it is correct that every1 goes through hard deals in their life,but just imagine that most of those hard situations are bcuz of your race. I wish we did live in a world that people thought of each others race equaly but it's not like that at all. So it's much easier to say. Anyway i would like for truth it aint and Sky to visit the projects, and then look at the children. Now when you look at these children look at what surrounds them. Then when you look at what surrounds them. Look at what their surroundings are surrounded by. Then you'll get your answer to why we need movement's like this. And also a comment to wat one of you said b4 to the division or wat evr of people. Honey the division of of black people and white been made a long time ago and nothing is gonna change that. Notttthhhhiiinnng. lol not even if we wanted it to but just respond to ths as soon as possible so we could get more into this coversation.

      November 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sheila

    Can "white" girls jump ??

    November 7, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  37. real74

    YOU ROCK @ datruth.......very well put

    November 7, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  38. datruth82

    @SKY: every show on TV is 'White Girls Rock'. Every show features an almost all-white cast. Every mainstream magazine cover features a white model, actress, or singer. Every magazine features makeup, hair, and styling secrets for white women. Every makeup line is built around the skin tones and textures of white women. Nightline is running specials on why single, black women can't find dates and husbands. When's the last time you saw a news special like this for white women?

    Never – and you know why? B/c everything in this country and the world at large tells white women that they rock – that they're the most important, that they're the most desirable.

    If it weren't for networks like BET, black-centric magazines like Essence and Ebony and black-centric makeup lines like Black Opal, IMAN and Black Radiance, and shows like 'Black Girls Rock', there would be NOTHING to show black women that they are beautiful. Nothing to show black women that they matter. And, nothing to show black women that they, too, do rock.

    So, nice try – but the race card doesn't begin to apply when a show like 'Black Girls Rock' is being used as a start trying to even put black women on an even playing field in how they're viewed by society and the world at large.

    November 7, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  39. SKY

    FACT – IF THERE WAS " A WHITE GIRL ROCK ", WE WOULD HAVE WORLD WAR III.
    AND YOU KNOW THIS IS THE TRUTH.
    WHY NOT " ALL WOMEN ROCK".....HOLLYWOOD AIM IS DIVIDE ALL WOMEN....
    BUT IT WON'T REALLY WORK. THERE COMES A TIME WHEN ACTOR AND
    ACTRESS.. HAVE TO JUST SAY NO, FOR MORAL REALSON.....AND NOT
    GO ALONG WITH ANYTHING THAT CAUSES DIVISION....
    NO MORE LIES.......

    November 7, 2010 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
    • d d

      @ TruthItAint

      Could not have said it better myself! You got it sooooo right!!!

      November 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • dd

      @ datruth

      Could not have said it better myself! You got it sooooo right!!! But America is unfortunately filled with air heads like the truthit aint

      November 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Honey

      If all actresses and actors were given equal opportunities to display their talent then there would be no need for an event to showcase or single out a particular group of artists. So when you're not given the respect you deserve then why not create your own show to celebrate your talent.

      It's a positive event celebrating talent – but of course someone will always have something negative to say....opinions are like a**holes you know the rest.

      November 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • City Slicker

      Just look at television, movies, theatre...you don't see women of color properly represented. The faces you primarily view are caucasian, so unfortunately people are forced to award themselves, do more to influence and continue striving...Say what you want, the numbers don't lie.

      November 8, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • RockwellQuixote

      Everybody goes crazy whenever something is "Black"!!! The intention is not to exclude but typically uplift a typically and historically trampled on people!!! Not to divide but to rise!!! "Other Girls" have been rocking and recognized as it should by the majority popoulation.Too many others do not even notice minorities and it is hard to achieve when you are being ignored...but WE MUST RECOGNIZE OUR OWN. Not intended to separate but to lift up!!! You know like St Pattys day u know kiss me because im irish, the luck of the irish...

      November 8, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • CCook

      Sky, Get a life. Everything on television is centered around white brothers and sisters... I mean seriously!!!

      November 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • dijah

      I understand your agrument sky, however the movement wasnt intended to seperate anyone amongst race. This was a movemnet to inspire black women to believe that they are beautiful and are a special part of our society. The reason why there is not really a white girl rock program is bcuz white people are reminded everyday that they rock. They are the ones precieved to be beautiful in almost every beauty commercial you see. They are the ones' people put in their clothes to model. Everyday the fair skinned woman is showned as being beautiful. Which is a indirect way of saying that black women aren't as so.Even thought this sounds harsh it is true. So this movement was to show that we as black women can rock 2. Of course every women in america is beautiful but black women are precieved as not the beautiful people.Especially when it comes to younger black girls. I hope you culd respond to this reply statement sky so that me and you can conversate on this movementso that you could get a better understandment of it.

      November 20, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Joel Lao

    My name is Joel and my best friend Jerimie is an exceptional talent. She is blind since childhood but has an angelic voice, can play the piano very well and is a good composer too. I had her auditioned for 2010 the Pilipinas Got Talent( America's Got Talent franchisee in the Philippines) in Tagum City, Philippines just recently and the applause from the audience was overwhelming. Please contact me at +639177181234 if anybody wants to help. We almost did not make it to the audition because there were more than a thousand contestants on queue and registration forms were depleted but the staff of PGT took pity on her because of her condition and they were glad they did because of her amazing talent!!!

    Jerimie is very poor and can hardly make both ends meet and i'm trying my best to help her in any way i could. I have posted raw videos of her singing and playing the piano with a "gifted blind singer" tag on youtube or you may click this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tAtxWpIbm8.

    I'm sure one of the legacies anyone wants to leave behind is to develop and help gifted but poor talents like Jerimie but hoping she would ever have the chance to have this is almost nil but i'm hoping against all odds for that one chance in a lifetime moment.

    November 7, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |

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