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BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Rockstar of the Week

By Contributing Writer: Amaany Clarke When deciding who to choose for our Rock Star of the Week, the infamous woman in the above picture came to mind. She was born Ursula Hilaria Celia Caridad Cruz Alfonzo on October 21, 1925 … Continue reading

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BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Rockstar of the Week

“Behind every great man is a great woman.” Ideally, the “behind” would be replaced by a “besides,” but in President Obama’s case this cliché is quite accurate. While the media chooses to focus on Mrs. Michelle Obama’s outfit of choice, … Continue reading

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SHE ROCKS! AWARDS EDITION: Rachel Lloyd

Rachel Lloyd, founder of the Girls Educational and Mentoring Service (G.E.M.S.), an organization that works to rescue sexually exploited children, was last year’s recipient of the Black Girls Rock! Community Service Award. She came to the United States in 1997 … Continue reading

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SHE ROCKS! AWARDS EDITION: Estelle

Move over T-Pain. There’s a new rappa ternt sanga in the neighborhood, and guess what? No Auto-Tune required for this diva. Estelle–the winner of last years “Who Got Next” Award–may be internationally known for her 2008 smash hit “American Boy,” … 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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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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