Black Girls Rock!
I remember when I first learned about the organization Black Girls Rock Inc., I was like “wow, what a neat organization with a fabulous name. That was a few years ago. Last nigt I watched to Black Girls Rock awards special on BET. I think (if my memory serves me correctly) this is the first time on television that black women were celebrated for their positive contributions to society while at the same time empowering and inspiring young black girls. I’m glad to see that BET finally put something of substance on their channel.
About Black Girls Rock Inc.:
BLACK GIRLS ROCK! INC. is a 501c3 nonprofit, youth empowerment mentoring organization
established as a reaction to the often seen negative images consistently imprinted upon Black women expressly in mass media. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! INC.’s mission is to encour- age positive life-changing activity and critical thinking through the arts for “at risk” teenage women of color to help foster their dreams of a better tomorrow without comprising their integrity and self-worth today. By speaking to the next generation of young women of color during their formative years on issues of self-worth, goals, and aspirations, and the images of women in our present day culture, the organization reinforces the message that young women need not objectify themselves or relinquish their autonomy. BLACK GIRLS ROCK! seeks to build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women of color by changing their outlook on life, broadening their horizons, and helping them to empower themselves.The name alone is an AFFIRMATION! BLACK GIRLS ROCK! has boldly taken on the crisis of our female youth of color here in America head on and understands the need for positive self-images and a strong sense of awareness. WE SEE SOLUTIONS.