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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Black Girls Rock

Sunday night I watched the much anticipated 'Black Girls Rock,' on BET hosted by Nia Long. I can't remember being more proud to be a black girl.

I smiled, and fought back tears the whole show. Instead of showing us as rump shakers, and baby mama's. 'Black Girls Rock,' empowered, and uplifted us! And for that, I am grateful. I felt a sense of pride for my four daughters, as well as my son. 

The Mission: BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. is 501(c)3 non-profit youth empowerment and mentoring organization established to promote the arts for young women of color, as well as to encourage dialogue and analysis of the ways women of color are portrayed in the media. (cont.)


I thought about a few rocking Black Girls in social media, who inspire me on a daily basis! They are wives, mothers, bloggers, social media entrepreneurs, influencers and so much more. In no particular order, I'd like to share them with you.

The Broke Socialite - @brokesocialite

Jennifer James - @mombloggersclub

Krystal Grant - @krystalgrant

Hanging With Mrs. Cooper - @hangingwitmrsc

Ask Wifey - @askwifey

The Chatterbox - @chatterboxcgc

Justice Fergie - @justicefergie

Justice Ny - @justiceny

Justice Jonesie - @justicejonsie

Talking With Tami - @talkingwithtami

Renee Ross - @reneejross

At a conference in 2001, Zane said "Success leaves clues." These ladies are kicking butt in the world of social media, carving out niches, building empires. and setting the bar high. They're also leaving clues like Hansel and Gretel dropped bread crumbs.

Thanks ladies, YOU ROCK!


Miss_Lori said...

I missed the show, but heard great things about it. As a mother of 3 black children I ma so thankful that any program that helps me boost their self esteem. Especially given all of the esteem damaging images bombarding them in society on a daily basis. Keep rockin' it!


Miss Lori

Christie-The ChatterBox said...

WOW! Thank you SO much LaTonya! This is awesome! So mad I missed this program...but it's BET so I'm sure it will repeat! Thanks for shedding some light on it! So wonderful to be in such great company of women in social media :)

Justice Fergie said...

Aw thanks Latonya!! What a treat to be named with such an impressive roster of social media mavens. But you forgot to put yourself on the list! You, my dear, are certainly a Black Girl Who Rocks!!

Anonymous said...

I watched the show on Sunday and I felt like wow about time we use our creativity in this way. Black Girls Rock for so many reasons. Let's keep it rocking for the next generations of black girls.!I rock because I can love myself just as I am! Thanks for this

Eve said...

Great post. I loved the Black Girls Rock event so much that I wrote 2 blog posts about it.
It is great to be surrounded by supportive Black Girls that Rock whether its in our own personal lives, or a part of social media. Nice to see others celebrating this as well!

Yum Yucky said...

After the show aired, I heard a clip of it on Philly radio and was kicking myself instantly. I won't miss this show next time. Thanks for blogging about it!

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