Monthly Archives: August 2009

Got to Be There

I was 6, and all I wanted in life was for my mother to marry Michael Jackson. Dangerous had just come out, “Remember the Time” was my jam, and both Michael and my Mom were single—my precious, precocious mind figured, … Continue reading

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SHE ROCKS! AWARDS EDITION: April Holmes

The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards Show is swiftly approaching. For that reason, we have decided to dedicate our SHE ROCKS! post to last year’s twelve honorees. Each day this week, we will feature some of last year’s 2008 honorees on … Continue reading

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A Princess Makes Her Bronx Debut

Come one, come all to the free outdoor screening of the royally wonderful documentary A Bronx Princess. Peep the trailer below: A Bronx Princess will be making its Bronx premiere this Tuesday, September 1, in Mullaly Park at 9pm. Get … Continue reading

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NYT Hits a Wall with Black Girls’ Hair

We here at Black Girls Rock! totally understand how, at one point or another, hair has has played a significant role in a black girl’s life. Our complicated relationship to our hair stems back centuries ago to the time of … Continue reading

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White House Council on Women and Girls Launches Website

On March 11, 2009, President Obama announced the inaugural White House Council on Women and Girls. President Obama made the following statement regarding the Council: “The purpose of this Council is to ensure that American women and girls are treated … Continue reading

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Rapper Roxanne Receives the Big Payback

09/02/09 Update: According to Slate.com, this inspirational story is made up. Shanté, real name Lolita Shanté Gooden,  has allegedly never received a Ph. D in psychology from Cornell University, nor did Warner Music have a contractual obligation to pay for … Continue reading

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BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Rockstar of the Week

Where to begin? Was it the low bang cooly swept over one eye? The effortlessly, comfortable baggy pants? The innovative choreography and music videos? The blissfully mellow soprano vocals? From her beautiful music down to her fly style, Aaliyah undoubtedly … Continue reading

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