Sure, Black Girls Rock! and to prove it Black Girls Rock Inc. will be holding their 4th annual Black Girls Rock! Awards and fundraiser this Saturday October 17, 2009 hosted by Regina King and Traycee Ellis Ross.
This year Mary J. Blige will be among the honorees attending the event. Mary was among those chosen to take part in the awards as a positive role model because she is recognized to inspire and empower women through her songs and charitable efforts. Other honorees include actress Raven-Symoné, model Naomi Campbell and Queen Latifah.
It's a fact that many of our young girls are growing up really fast and need a lot more guidance to help them just slow down and grow more confident about themselves, and know that they have a whole life ahead of them . It's pretty disturbing when you hear things like the shocking number of Chicago public high school girls; 115 to be exact out of 800 total in one place who are moms or moms-to-be. That's huge. It's not a school for young mothers, it's a neighborhood school, and the people closest to the situation say there's no simple explanation.
This is where programs similar to Black Girls Rock! come in at. Black Girls Rock, is a mentoring outreach program targeting at risk women of color. Their mission is to promote the arts and to encourage positive life-changing activity, critical thinking, and dialogue about the images of women in our present day culture. 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.