VH1 Soul and Black Girls Rock! Inc. pay tribute to Iman, Pamela Grier, Erikah Bahdu, Estelle, Nicole Paultre-Bell and more at it’s 3rd Annual Black Girls Rock Awards hosted by Regina King and Taraji P. Henson in NYC November 2, 2008.
ABOUT BLACK GIRLS ROCK! INC.
is a 501c3nonprofit, youth empowerment mentoring organization established for young women of color 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 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. 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
By speaking to the next generation of young women of color during their formative years about issues of self-worth, goals and aspirations, the organization reinforces the message that young women need not objectify themselves or relinquish their autonomy. Black Girls Rock! Inc.’s mission is to help guide young women of color to foster their dreams of a better tomorrow without compromising their integrity and self-worth today.
For more info on Black Girls Rock! Inc. check them out at http://www.blackgirlsrock.com