Black Girls Rock Awards

Extra, Extra! The Award Show Rundown

DSC01622

Photo by Mbali Ndlovu

On Saturday, October 17, 2009 the stars aligned at the illustrious Times Center in the heart of New York City for the 4th Annual 2009 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards co-hosted by esteemed actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross. Tapping into her list of diverse philanthropic friends Black Girls Rock! Inc. founder Beverly Bond gathered a stellar and diverse array of presenters and supporters included noted entertainment attorney Londell McMillan, public relations maven and author Terrie Williams, philanthropist Jessica Seinfeld, Essence magazine’s Emil Wilbekin, Hip Hop Icon Doug E. Fresh, celebrity stylist and author June Ambrose, actor Columbus Short, Phil Collen-lead guitarist of the legendary English rock band Def Leppard, Black Enterprise television host and journalist Ed Gordon, Fox News correspondent Lisa Evers, BET News correspondent Jacque Reid, NYC mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, world-renowned fashion designer Catherine Malandrino, music mogul Andre Harrell, DJ Jazzy Joyce, Bethann Hardison and many others. Head HERE for awesome video coverage of the awards done by VH1.

The evening kicked off with a VIP cocktail reception and silent auction featuring many items donated by the night’s honorees, presenters and supporters. New York City’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg opened the awards show via a personal letter expressing a warm welcome, sincere congratulations, and a heartfelt thank you to BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc. founder Beverly Bond. Mayor Bloomberg recognized and exalted Ms. Bond’s efforts in helping to empower young girls of color and for helping to build “a brighter city.”

Photo courtesy of http://www.concreteloop.com

The effortless chemistry between entertaining hosts Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross resonated throughout the event. Their serious voices of reason pertaining to the importance of the evening and their impromptu comedy sketches molded seamlessly together, creating an atmosphere that buzzed with excitement. The night was truly ablaze as inspired honorees and presenters delved deep within themselves and gave personal testimonials from their own lives to coincide with the night’s festivities.

For the past four years the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards show has served as the premiere fundraising event for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a non-profit, youth-empowerment mentoring organization founded by celebrity DJ Beverly Bond. All of the proceeds will go towards operational funding for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! programs. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards honors the influential achievements of exceptional women of color in fashion, media, business, the arts and entertainment, and public service.

b775b987

Photo courtesy of http://www.theybf.com

Universal support for the organization was personified as Phil Collen of Def Leppard and hip hop icon Doug E. Fresh presented the Black Girls Rock! ‘Rock Star’ Award to Queen Latifah. Following a crowd-shaking, musical ode to hip hop icons intro by Doug E. Fresh, an overwhelmed Queen Latifah entered the stage to a standing ovation. The Queen delivered a rousing, emotionally charged acceptance speech in which she reminisced about her childhood years, which ultimately influenced her direction as she morphed into hip hop royalty. She placed special emphasis on the importance of the exceptional and unique programming offered by BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, Inc. Queen Latifah asked for more awareness, sympathy, and prohibitive action towards victims of sexual abuse. Uplifted, she then passionately matched an earlier donation of $25,000 made to the organization.

A silent auction also took place, with the following items up for grabs: a Catherine Malandrino mosaic necklace and bracelet set, a Tracy Reese sequin chemise dress, and a Gucci patent leather clutch amongst other items. A Gibson guitar will also be auctioned online later this month, which was signed by many of the celebs that attended, incl. Phil Collen, Mary J. Blige, Raven Symone, Anthony Hamilton, Queen Latifah, Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King , Janelle Monae and many others.

DSC01670Highlights of the evening also included:-An admiring, altruistic couple who generously donated $25,000 to the organization-an impromptu poetry performance by “Living Legend” Award honoree Sonia Sanchez-A thoughtful and moving acceptance speech from supermodel and activist “Fashionista” Award honoree Naomi Campbell who spoke of discrimination within the modeling industry and the limitless support she received from Black Girls Coalition founder Bethann Hardison-Super songstress and recipient of the evening’s Black Girls Rock! “Icon” Award Mary J. Blige and the Black Girls Rock! “Who Got Next” Award honoree talented newcomer Janelle Monáe each respectively delivered inspiring words that relayed their commitment to excellence and the necessity for organizations like BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc.-Groundshaking performances by the young ladies of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! who honored “Young, Gifted, and Black” Award honoree Raven-Symoné with a Nina Simone tribute of the same name-Two soulful selections by Universal artist Melanie Fiona-A riveting vocal performance by Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy recording ingenue Janelle Monáe.
Sponsors for the event were AMBI Skincare and CIROC Vodka. A special thanks also goes out to Audi of North America and MAC Cosmetics.
COMPLETE LIST OF HONOREES
  • Dr. Mehret Mandefro: the Black Girls Rock! “Community Service” Award
  • Naomi Campbell: the Black Girls Rock! “Fashionista” Award
  • Janelle Monáe: the Black Girls Rock! “Who Got Next” Award
  • Spinderella: the Black Girls Rock! “Jazzy Joyce DJ” Award
  • Raven-Symoné: the Black Girls Rock! “Young, Gifted and Black” Award
  • Anthony Hamilton: the Black Girls Rock! “Soul Brother #1″ Award
  • Dr. Sonia Sanchez: the Black Girls Rock! “Living Legend” Award
  • Iyanla Vanzant: the Black Girls Rock! “Shot Caller” Award
  • Queen Latifah: the Black Girls Rock! “Rock Star” Award
  • Mary J. Blige: the Black Girls Rock! “Icon” Award

“BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is undergoing a strategic shift towards national expansion, answering the call of service made by President Barack Obama through mentoring, educating, and empowering young girls.”- Founder Beverly Bond

Additional information on the annual gala and BLACK GIRLS ROCK! can be found at http://www.blackgirlsrockinc.com/Officials.

SPONSORSHIP CONTACT:
Miatta David
Miatta@mvdinc.usoffice : 212.244.5436 fax:212.244.5439


Pose For The Camera Now

On Saturday, October 17, 2009, some of the best and brightest stars from several industries aligned to honor a set of distinguished, internationally-acclaimed women of color. Where else better to host this stellar event than the city that never sleeps? The Fourth Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards took place in the legendary TimesCenter located a few steps away from Times Square. The venue was the prefect combination of elegant and funky, all at the same time. After all of the gift bags had been made, and the food and drinks had been set up, and the items up for auction had been displayed, and each scrumptious red velvet cupcake from Cake Man Raven had been carefully put on display, we rolled out the red carpet and opened our doors to the amped up press pounding on the glass doors. By 7:30, it was lights, camera, action as honorees, presenters, famous supporters, and the young women from the organization began arriving. The frenzy of the paparazzi and voracious reporters and journalist turned the ambiance up about ten notches. Everyone was certainly ready to party like the rockstars that they were!

But before we get into things, first things first! We know you’re dying to get a taste of everyone’s outfit of the night, so let us oblige you with some pictures from the red carpet. Shout out to ESSENCE Magazine and The Young, Black, and Fabulous who both featured their pics from the awards on their sites and showed us love!

Raven-Symoné

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Naomi Campbell

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Anthony Hamilton with son

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Mary J. Blige

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Melanie Fiona

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Andre Harrell

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Queen Latifah

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

DJ Cassidy

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Jacque Reid

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Tracee Ellis Ross

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Bethann Hardison & Iyanla Vanzant

Photo courtesy of Essence.com

Doug E. Fresh & DJ Jazzy Joyce

Photo courtesy of Essence.com

DJ Spinderella & Raven-Symoné

Photo courtesy of theybf.com

Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, & Queen Latifah

Photo courtesy of Essence.com

Mary J. Blige & Catharine Malandrino

Photo courtesy of Essence.com

Kevin Powell, Sonia Sanchez, DJ Beverly Bond, Regina King, & Tracee Ellis Ross

Photo courtesy of Essence.com

Regina King, Dr. Mehret Mandefro, DJ Beverly Bond, & Tracee Ellis Ross

Photo courtesy of Essence.com

Stay tuned for tomorrows post on who won what, who performed, who presented, more pictures and much more!


A Night To Remember

Last night, a stellar group of illustrious stars from a variety of industries gathered to celebrate the accomplishments and commitments made by a select group of women of color (and one talented gentleman.) A number of surprises occurred including an extremely generous donation made from a magnanimous couple and an altruistic MC to whom the organization really spoke.

The consensus of the night? BLACK GIRLS ROCK!

Please stay tuned for pictures of the honorees, attendees, performers and others at the Awards.


Time Flies: One Week and Counting

554125-top

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! INC. HONORS
MARY J. BLIGE, NAOMI CAMPBELL, DR. SONIA SANCHEZ, RAVEN-SYMONÉ, JANELLE MONÁE, IYANLA VANZANT & MORE AT THE 4TH ANNUAL BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AWARDS FUNDRAISER

Acclaimed actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross will co-host
this star-studded event to honor the achievements of outstanding women of color and raise
funds for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc
.

September 29, 2009, New York, NY- On Saturday, October 17, 2009 stars will gather at the illustrious TimesCenter in the heart of New York City for the 4th Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards co-hosted by esteemed actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross. The show will honor the achievements of exceptional women of color in fashion, media, business, the arts and entertainment, and public service.

Now in its fourth year, the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards show serves as the premiere fundraising event for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a nonprofit youth empowerment mentoring organization founded by celebrity DJ, Beverly Bond. GRAMMY Award winner and founder of FFAWN, Mary J. Blige will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Icon” Award. Trailblazer, entrepreneur, & actress Raven-Symoné will be taking home the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Young, Gifted, and Black” Award.Supermodel and fashion Icon, Naomi Campbell will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Fashionista” Award. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Who’s Got Next” Award will go to urban-alternative singer, songwriter, Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe. Award-winning poet playwright and activist Dr. Sonia Sanchez will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Living Legend” Award. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Community Service” Award will be given to TruthAIDS founder, activist and White House Fellow, Dr. Mehret Mandefro. Inspirational speaker, author, and television personality Iyanla Vanzant will be taking home the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Shot Caller” Award.

Additional honorees include world-renowned DJ and media personality DJ Spinderella, who will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Jazzy Joyce DJ” Award and GRAMMY Award winner Anthony Hamilton, who will be receiving the only award given to a man, the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Soul Brother #1″ Award. Other participants include: actress Kerry Washington, 2008 BGR! Award recipient Bethann Hardison, philanthropists Danny Simmons and Jessica Seinfeld, renowned visual artistVic Muniz, multi-platinum producerBryan-Michael Cox, acclaimed fashion designer Catherine Malandrino, and more.

“I am proud that BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is at the forefront of a movement inspiring women of color to take charge of our images, our dignity, and our impact on the world. The annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Award show is our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to these stellar women whose exemplary achievements help to navigate future generations towards excellence.”
- Beverly Bond

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is undergoing a strategic shift towards national expansion,
answering the call to service of President Barack Obama by mentoring, educating,
and empowering young girls.

Ticket information for the annual gala can be found at http://www.blackgirlsrockinc.com/Awards09

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nicole Marzan nicole@kinetixintegrated.com
w: 212.686.1711 ext.112 m: 646.549.135

SPONSORSHIP CONTACT:
Miatta David
Miatta@mvdinc.us

office : 212.244.5436 fax:212.244.5439

footer_550


Let’s Get It Started!! BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AWARDS BLAST

554125-top

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! INC. HONORS
MARY J. BLIGE, NAOMI CAMPBELL, DR. SONIA SANCHEZ, RAVEN-SYMONÉ, JANELLE MONÁE, IYANLA VANZANT & MORE AT THE 4TH ANNUAL BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AWARDS FUNDRAISER

Acclaimed actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross will co-host
this star-studded event to honor the achievements of outstanding women of color and raise
funds for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc
.

September 29, 2009, New York, NY- On Saturday, October 17, 2009 stars will gather at the illustrious TimesCenter in the heart of New York City for the 4th Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards co-hosted by esteemed actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross. The show will honor the achievements of exceptional women of color in fashion, media, business, the arts and entertainment, and public service.

Now in its fourth year, the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards show serves as the premiere fundraising event for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a nonprofit youth empowerment mentoring organization founded by celebrity DJ, Beverly Bond. GRAMMY Award winner and founder of FFAWN, Mary J. Blige will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Icon” Award. Trailblazer, entrepreneur, & actress Raven-Symoné will be taking home the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Young, Gifted, and Black” Award. Supermodel and fashion Icon, Naomi Campbell will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Fashionista” Award. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Who’s Got Next” Award will go to urban-alternative singer, songwriter, Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe. Award-winning poet playwright and activist Dr. Sonia Sanchez will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Living Legend” Award. The BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Community Service” Award will be given to TruthAIDS founder, activist and White House Fellow, Dr. Mehret Mandefro. Inspirational speaker, author, and television personality Iyanla Vanzant will be taking home the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Shot Caller” Award.

Additional honorees include world-renowned DJ and media personality DJ Spinderella, who will be receiving the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Jazzy Joyce DJ” Award and GRAMMY Award winner Anthony Hamilton, who will be receiving the only award given to a man, the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! “Soul Brother #1″ Award. Other participants include: actress Kerry Washington, 2008 BGR! Award recipient Bethann Hardison, philanthropists Danny Simmons and Jessica Seinfeld, renowned visual artist Vic Muniz, multi-platinum producerBryan-Michael Cox, acclaimed fashion designer Catherine Malandrino, and more.

“I am proud that BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is at the forefront of a movement inspiring women of color to take charge of our images, our dignity, and our impact on the world. The annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Award show is our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to these stellar women whose exemplary achievements help to navigate future generations towards excellence.”
- Beverly Bond

BLACK GIRLS ROCK! is undergoing a strategic shift towards national expansion,
answering the call to service of President Barack Obama by mentoring, educating,
and empowering young girls.

Ticket information for the annual gala can be found at http://www.blackgirlsrockinc.com/Awards09

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nicole Marzan nicole@kinetixintegrated.com
w: 212.686.1711 ext.112 m: 646.549.135

SPONSORSHIP CONTACT:
Miatta David
Miatta@mvdinc.us

office : 212.244.5436 fax:212.244.5439

footer_550


Awards Show Approaching Swiftly!

BgrAwards09

The Fourth Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Awards will be held on Saturday, October 17th, at the new and exciting Times Center located in the heart of New York City’s vibrant Times Square District. Celebrated actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross will be hosting the star-studded extravaganza!

This just in! Anthony Hamilton has been added to the list of honorees for this year’s show!

The 2009 honorees include Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige, trailblazer, entrepreneur, & actress Raven Symoné, legendary poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez, Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe, supermodel and fashion Icon, Naomi Campbell and TruthAIDS founder, activist and White House Fellow, Dr. Mehret Mandefro. Other participants include: actress Kerry Washington, philanthropist Jessica Seinfeld, Essence Magazine’sEmil Wilbekin, renowned visual artist Vic Muniz, multi-platinum producer Bryan-Michael Cox and more.


Tickets are being sold now. Hurry though, seating is limited!


To buy tickets and for more information, head to http://blackgirlsrockinc.com/Awards09/



Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who is the top choice of them all?
There was a rumble tumble, five minutes it lasted
the mirror said….

Dj Spinderella

This October at the fourth annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards, the “Jazzy Joyce” DJ Award will be going to none other than DJ Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa, the best-selling female rap group ever. Named after the legendary DJ Jazzy Joyce, this award goes to the often unacknowledged but incredibly talented and versatile female DJ who contributes greatly to the legacy of hip hop. Born and bred in Brooklyn, Spinderella had an affinity for music and performing at an early age. Spin, as she now prefers to go by, may not have always taken center stage in the videos or at the Salt-N-Pepa concerts, but she was definitely an integral part of the legendary trio and added flavor to the mix with her expert turntable skills. Remember the jam “Ain’t None Of Your Buisness?” Well, Spin actually co-wrote that hit-song, a feat that roused her to become more vocal in the group’s direction. When Salt-N-Pepa officially split in 2002, success continued to follow Spin in the form of multiple broadcasting opportunities, such as a syndicated Friday night show aired on HOT 97 and WPGC in D.C. and a co-hosting stint with Angie Martinez for HOT 97′s Ladies’ Night show. When she’s not rocking the crowds abroad or DJing for high profile events, you can catch this DJ-of-all-Trades on her nationally-syndicated show “The Back Spin.” Head HERE for more info and times.

DJ Cocoa Chanelle

Last year’s ‘Jazzy Joyce’ DJ Award recipient, DJ Cocoa Chanelle, actually began her music career as an MC, but quickly took to DJing at the age of 14 under her brother’s guidance. If you’re from New York, then chances are you’ve heard DJ Cocoa Chanelle on HOT 97 handling business. Or how about on television, where Chanelle became the first-ever BET resident DJ or the first female DJ to spin at MTV’s “Spring Break” special. All of the achievements that Chanelle has racked up puts her in a league of her own, so honoring ” New York’s Best Kept Secret” was a no brainer.

DJ Diamond Kuts

DJ Diamond Kuts

Both Spin and Cocoa Chanelle have ultimately helped to pave the way for the young, female DJs of today, like newcomer DJ Diamond Kuts, the 2007 ‘Jazzy Joyce’ DJ Award recipient. At the young age of 22, DJ Diamond Kuts has already done her fair share of history making by becoming the first and only female dj on the air in Philly. Kuts’ famous hip hop father, Grand Tone of the Masters of the Funk, introduced her to the art of dj’ing at an early age, however Kuts has always relied on her own talent, passion, and dedication to achieve her dreams. High School days of dropping her own highly sought after mixtapes then turned into nights of Djing at Philly clubs, which resulted in the opportunity to DJ Lil’ Mama’s 2007 tour as well as perform at the US Open, 106 & Park, MTV TRL and Rap City and on Power 99. We can’t wait to see what other accomplishments this Philly native has in store!

DJ Jazzy Joyce

DJ Jazzy Joyce

Because a DJ must know where she came from, to know where she’s going, it would be ludicrous not to discuss the first,the legendary, the ONE AND ONLY DJ Jazzy Joyce, the inaugural recipient of the award which we named in honor of her trailblazing work in the field. At the age of twelve, Joyce had decided that she would dedicate all of her time and energy to learning and honing her DJ skills. Instead of becoming discouraged by the absence of female DJs, this tenacious young woman from the Boogie Down worked even harder at crafting her skills. According to her biography on myspace, “JAZZY picked up her vinyl’s, got herself a pair of Technics (turntables) and practiced so long and hard that she practically ate and slept on them, developing her skills.She made [it] happen for herself.” [1] Joyce’s hard work soon began to pay-off as she quickly became associated with all things hip-hop. Where do we even being? Well, in 1983 Joyce won her 1st DJ award at the New Music Seminar, an achievement that set hundreds more into action, such as becoming the first lady of Funkmaster Flexx’s Big Dawg Pitbulls. To list off all of Joyce’s accomplishments would take more words and space than this post even allows, so be sure to go HERE for a more detailed resume of this inspirational woman. For now, name dropping will have to suffice (it is the music industry, after all): Globe and Whiz Kids, Sweet Trip, M.C Lyte, Africa Bambataa, Digable Planets, Rich Nice, Nenah Cherry, India.Arie, Mystic, Jaguar Wright, Tweet, Missy Elliot, Japan, Copenhagen, Amsterdam…seriously, we’d be here all day people! DJ Jazzy Joyce has proved to the world that females can mix, scratch, and cut with the best of them. So, how does she feel about being a female in a male dominated profession?

“I’ll give props to hot male DJ’s like Grand Master Flash, Red Alert, as well as Kid Kapri”, she says, “but I’ve always known that by being serious and dedicated to my craft, I could be just as good as my male predecessors, and even better”. [2]

All of the ‘Jazzy Joyce’ DJ Award recipients have shown tremendous fearlessness, dedication, and passion by going against what probably seemed like insurmountable odds. They’ve broken down barriers not only in the DJ world, but in the hip hop world as well, ushering in new generations of eager girls along with them.

bevbond 1Speaking of female DJ role models, this post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning DJ Beverly Bond, the founder of, yours truly, BLACK GIRLS ROCK! INC. An ill dj in her own right, Bev was not only a winner of the Justo Mixtape Award for Best Female DJ, a monumental award honoring in hip hop DJ skills, but also is known to all as your “DJ’s favorite DJ” by males and females alike. Over the last nine years, Beverly, has brought her versatile talents to some of the most exclusive events in the world with performances at the VH1 Fashion Rocks Awards, The ESPN X-Games, The U.S. Open, The NBA All Star Game, The American Music Awards and for a myriad celebrity clients including Prince, Alicia Keys, Sarah Jessica Parker, Erykah Badu, Diddy, Derrick Jeter, Venus Williams, Jay Z, Martha Stewart, and Michael Jordan and many more. Having explored multiple creative opportunities throughout her career, Bev decided that she also wanted to provide creative options for younger girls of color, a group not often exposed to positive possibilities. End result? A pioneering non-profit organization dedicated to providing young black girls with positive images in the hip hop industry. Look out for more on our organization’s fabulous founder HERE.

With expert skills comparable to their male counterparts, unique personalities that compel us to groove, and fresh approaches to everything from hip hop to funk music, each of these women DJs are taking the world by storm, one record at a time.

-Patrice Peck

The Fourth Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Awards will be held on Saturday, October 17th, at the new and exciting Times Center located in the heart of New York City’s vibrant Times Square District. Celebrated actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross will be hosting the star-studded extravaganza!


The 2009 honorees include Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige, trailblazer, entrepreneur, & actressRaven Symoné, legendary poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez, Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe, supermodel and fashion Icon, Naomi Campbell, and TruthAIDS founder, activist and White House Fellow, Dr. Mehret Mandefro. Other participants include: actress Kerry Washington, philanthropist Jessica Seinfeld, Essence Magazine’s Emil Wilbekin, renowned visual artist Vic Muniz, multi-platinum producer Bryan-Michael Cox and more.


The full list of honorees for The Fourth Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK!Awards will be announced on September 15th.


This Just In: 2009 Awards Show Rundown


bgImagine a place where the most accomplished, talented, and influential women of color come to together in celebration…

A place where women of color are honored for their brilliance, their dedication, and their extraordinary flyness…

Now, just add a dash of red-carpet glamour, a touch of New York City, and a taste of benevolence. What have you got?

THE FOURTH ANNUAL BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ AWARDS SHOW!!!

Yes ladies and gentleman, the time has come for our first official blog blast! Drumroll, please…


The Fourth Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ Awards will be held on Saturday, October 17th, at the new and exciting Times Center located in the heart of New York City’s vibrant Times Square District. Celebrated actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross will be hosting the star-studded extravaganza!


The 2009 honorees include Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige, trailblazer, entrepreneur, & actress Raven Symoné, legendary poet and playwright Sonia Sanchez, Wondaland Arts Society/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe, supermodel and fashion Icon, Naomi Campbell and TruthAIDS founder, activist and White House Fellow, Dr. Mehret Mandefro. Other participants include: actress Kerry Washington, philanthropist Jessica Seinfeld, Essence Magazine’s Emil Wilbekin, renowned visual artist Vic Muniz, multi-platinum producer Bryan-Michael Cox and more.


The full list of honorees for The Fourth Annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK!Awards will be announced on September 15th.

Head here for ticket information: http://blackgirlsrockinc.com/Awards09/



Celebrate!

Save the Date_09

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 phenomenal women, soon to be announced, will all be coming together for an unforgettable night of celebration. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements. To learn more about the Black Girls Rock! Awards, check out the info, videos, and picture galleries over at http://blackgirlsrockinc.com/awards/.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s