Has BET Turned A Corner With 'Black Girls Rock'?11/07/2010
Last night, BET aired the 4th Annual Black Girls Rock award show, and the response has been overwh...
Last night, BET aired the 4th Annual Black Girls Rock award show, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. It seems as the long time bastion of ignorance and degradation has finally decided to at least pretend like they care about Black women.
Black Girls Rock was a celebration. Joyous and energetic from start to finish, it was a fitting tribute to the soaring spirits of Black women.
Raven-Symone, Missy Elliott, Teresa Clarke, Iyanla VanZant, Major General Marcelite J. Harris, KeKe Palmer, and Ruby Dee were the honorees, and each received a sparkling tributes.
In addition to the aforementioned primary award recipients, Black Girls Rock spotlighted five young women who are making a difference in their communities.
Monica and VV Brown gave standout musical performances, but the show’s most transcendent moment was the singing of Nina Simone’s “Four Women” by Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott and Ledisi. The interpretation of a classic was nothing short of superb. If you missed it for any reason, watch the performance as soon as possible. Yes, it’s that serious.
What sets Black Girls Rock apart from other awards shows was the glow of positivity that filled the theater. This is a can’t miss television event so spectacular that it will have you rethinking your relationship with BET.
Of course the network’s regularly scheduled programming means that "it's complicated" until further notice.
Are you hopeful for BET’s future after the airing of programs like My Mic Sounds Nice and Black Girls Rock?
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