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Monthly Archives: August 2009
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We’re now gearing up for our fourth annual Black Girls Rock! Awards Show. Award-winning actress Regina King, last years host, has officially signed on to host the star-studded event once again. This fall, King, Black Girls Rock!, and many more … Continue reading
We all know the story: Black women can’t find Black husbands, the divorce rate is astronomical, marriage is for white people, etc. The studies have proven that the Black family infrastructure is failing, and that Black women are sustaining the … Continue reading